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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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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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848 reviews 848 reviews
566 attraction reviews
570 helpful votes 570 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
7 helpful votes 7 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
72 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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165 reviews 165 reviews
70 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
52 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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