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History Museum

2, rue du Vieux Marche aux Poissons | Les Musees de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France (Petite France Centre)
+33/(0)3 88 52 50 00
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Ranked #7 of 64 Attractions in Strasbourg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Museums
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Type: History Museums, Museums

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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
Exeter, United Kingdom
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81 reviews 81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014 NEW

This museum is really interesting and covers the history of Strasbourg through medieval times to the present day. Lots of stuff for kids to touch and very interactive, they won't be bored with this one.

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Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This museum was quite different to the Alsatian museum with more modern displays of the past 100 years or so. the effect of wars on this part of the country was made clear and increased my understanding though it was tragic what happened to ordinary people who got caught up in the conflicts.

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

If you're into contemporary History, this museum will take you on the XIX and XX centuries' conflictual and constructive roller coasters.

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Athens, Ohio, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014 via mobile

this is a very interesting and well organized museum. The audio guide is well worth using and it's free. The exhibits are well done and there are special things for kids to touch and try such as a cannonball made of stone and a helmet. The material on the German occupations is fair and very informative.

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Toronto, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I spent a wonderful couple of hours in this charming museum, learning about the history and lifestyle of the region. With its automated audio guide, and chronological order, I was able to gain a rich understanding of the story being told. Some items can be touched, such as the straight sided drinking stein and the armoured helmets. The staff were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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895 reviews 895 reviews
600 attraction reviews
632 helpful votes 632 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

This modern museum I think has a good grasp on how a history museum should be done. The staff is kind and helpful. There is an audio guide that should be used and automatically activated and entering numbers is unnecessary. There is a chronological order to the presentation and it ranges from early settlements to all the political and power... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

The Museum set out information in a very interesting and easy to take in way, explaining all the major events in Alsatian history. Sadly, Alsatian history isn't that interesting, but that isn't to say that the museum isn't worth a visit although maybe only if you can enter on a cheaper ticket.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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89 reviews 89 reviews
82 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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