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History Museum

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Neighborhood: Petite France Centre
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Address: 2, rue du Vieux Marche aux Poissons | Les Musees de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France
Phone Number: +33/(0)3 88 52 50 00
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Excellent history museum! No visit to the Alsace region would be complete without a visit to this museum. Attractive and air-conditioned building (a nice refuge on a hot... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Springfield, Virginia
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Springfield, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent history museum! No visit to the Alsace region would be complete without a visit to this museum. Attractive and air-conditioned building (a nice refuge on a hot afternoon). Comprehensive, well presented, history of this critical area of the world that switched back and forth between France and Germany for many years. The headsets were included in the admission price... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This museum is very well done. They provide free audio guides for your visit and while at moments they're a bit cliché and cheesy, they're informative nonetheless. The museum provides a relative critical engagement with Strasbourg's position between French and German cultures (especially in their new portion of the exhibit spanning 1817-today). Very informative, numerous interactive moments (wearable knight helmets... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Well worth a visit to get a historical perspective and understanding of Strasbourg's unique place in Europe, at the crossroads of major transport routes and sandwiched between Germany and France. The history lesson runs all the way through to the end of WWII. The museum entrance fee includes an audioguide, which automatically begins commentary as you move through the exhibits.... More 

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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Imagine the history of this interesting part of Europe -- presented through interactive displays as you walk through room after room of visually attractive sets. It certainly did make the history of Alsace come alive . Although not extensive it gave one a clear and creative understanding of what this area has been through. Another interesting museum in Alsace --... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The history museum was very nice! it was not a lot but very informational very close to Notre Dame De Strasbourg so it well worth the visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

free audio tape. interesting storyline that gives a broad overview of the region. great place to get oriented before seeing other sites.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

So well presented and with very interactive stories to follow with real ambiance to each era. We went inside by a beautiful sunny day but couldn't leave as history was developing silmutaneously in front of us and with the audio to make it even more lively. The maquette was another great surprise, we thought it was the end of the... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

If you're going to visit just one museum in Strasbourg, I recommend visiting this one. It gives you a very solid overview of the history of this turbulent area from the Middle Ages up until World War II, and the exhibits are really interactive. I definitely recommend it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I would rate it as one of the best museums I've been to. Audio guide is very good although some of the seats are placed just out of zone of the item you're listening to and it changes. More to do with me being knackered by the time I went there. Great AC which was a reason I went there... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We visited this on a Sunday afternoon. The museum is up-to-date with interactive exhibits. The information dates from ancient times through WWII. We even tried on armor and took pictures. This is very close to the cathedral and the Petite France area on the canal. What an excellent introduction to Strasbourg!

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