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History Museum

2, rue du Vieux Marche aux Poissons | Les Musees de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (Petite France Nord Ouest)
+33/(0)3 88 52 50 00
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Ranked #8 of 58 attractions in Strasbourg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We looked for, and eventually found, the museum. Strasbourg isn't strong on signs! The museum was quite good, and a very nice young male member of staff offered me his window seat when I asked to sit down. But it was spoilt somewhat for as we went round we found all the other foreign visitors were listening to audio wands... More

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This museum really let me understand how this region has ping-ponged back and forth from being French-German-French..etc. Really well-done museum - excellent audio guide. Fascinating to know this was regions's had the first charter not written in Latin, home of Gutenberg, etc. Very interesting history of WWII - and how this area's people who were of German descent weren't considered... More

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The audio guide is superb, the layout is modern and you can interact with the exhibits. We spent 2 hours in this museum. Handy tip: you can pay 6.50€ for 1 entry or 12€ to enter all of the museums (i think there are 9 in total) in Strasbourg on the day of purchase. We got in 6 museums in... More

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New York City, New York
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150 reviews 150 reviews
63 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

it is hard to appreciate a city to its fullest without knowing about its history. this museum is well done, well organized , very professional and the audio is lively and fun to listen to with plenty of facts that catch our attention: Gutenberg was there. the Marseillaise , the French anthem was conceived there by a young officer to... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We were just killing time before going to the airport and therefore had not planned to visit this museum. Ended up spending nearly three hours in the museum courtesy of the free audio guide you can have on entry- Very informative- some sensors didn't work so we didn't get all the commentary through our head phones but exhibits have English... More

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Mörfelden-Walldorf, Hessen, Germany
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Visited the museum in May 2014 with our 2 kids (aged 11 and 8). This is a really well-designed museum that worked real well for our family. The best feature is the interactive audio guides which are included with the price of admission. The guides automatically turn on when you approach an exhibit and give a brief explanation, pressing a... More

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23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

I absolutely loved this informative, imaginative, interactive museum in the ancient town abattoir. I learned an enormous amount about the history of Strasbourg from its wonderful exhibits and the captions which, blessedly, include English translation. The helpful, friendly staff were ever ready to point out how one could press buttons to illuminate exhibits or pull out drawers in plan chests... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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81 reviews 81 reviews
52 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Gives a nice insight into the history of the region with maps, descriptions and show items. It has weapons, some furniture and even some personal items of some famous people from Strasbourg. It has excellent bathrooms :-)

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
28 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Absolutely worth a visit!The city has a lot of museums and as each of them this worths a visit.Take the ticket which cover all the museums for a better price!!!

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Halifax, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
35 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Really comprehensive and interactive exhibit about the history of Strasbourg. Be aware that you can buy a museum pass, to get into other museums too, for not much more than the price of one entrance, and I would've done that if someone had pointed it out...

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