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Vesunna Gallo-Roman Museum

62 Rue Vesone, 24000 Perigueux, France
05 53 53 42 91
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Ranked #1 of 14 Attractions in Perigueux
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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213 reviews 213 reviews
145 attraction reviews
345 helpful votes 345 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

This museum really brings to life what a Roman villa was like. The respectful reconstruction and the helpful exhibits nicely demonstrate the magnitude and lavishness of this Roman residence. They also informatively place this residence in the context of the city and period to which it belonged. The natural light and spacious structure make for a most pleasant ambiance. The... More

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

A real surprise. We'd expected a fairly low key 'a few walls and a bit of old plaster' affair. Couldn't have been more wrong. A stunning dIsplay, very imaginatively presented. Plenty to see, well explained. The English portable translator was clear and gave a choice of depth of information. All staff we met were very pleasant and helpful. A must... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

A really unexpected and quite exceptional museum, built on and around the artefact it's dedicated to. A must visit if you are in the area, but make sure you purchase the audio guide, it was only a euro and essential as all the signage is in French.

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

A short walk out of the city centre but worth a look and should interest children. Covered remains of a large Roman villa with purpose built walk ways . Video screens give you an idea of what the building would have looked like

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A beautiful architect designed glass building allows visitors to enjoy the view the original Roman villa owners would have seen. The museum exposes the dig, and displays many original artefacts from the era. I didn't realise our region was so rich in Roman history! Friendly staff, and a multi-lingual headset option for those who want a little more information about... More

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

A very rich site with many recently unearthed artefacts. Some of the presentation needs work (e.g. Models shown in a different orientation from the real buildings) but it was very interesting and has the capacity to develop further. The English audio guides covered the displays but not the posters on the wall.

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

This museum pleasantly surprised us. The amount of in tact artefacts and the presentation of these artefacts, was incredible to see. The audio guides were coherent with what we saw and there was abundant information. We spent a great deal of time taking in this site and it is well worth a visit.

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Really enjoyed visiting this museum which houses the remains of a large roman house as well as multiple examples of Roman sculptures, grave markers and all sorts of items found during the digs that give a wonderful insight into life at that time. We used the interactive audio handsets as our French is not good enough, and found them very... More

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Sydney, Australia
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72 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

This place is well worth a visit. It's so easy to imagine life back in the day when it's all set out in front of you. Not just the fragments of their life like other places. Not much English so it's worth while getting audio hand held thingos to help explain the exhibition.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

It's a bit of a walk from the Centre Ville through the grotty part of town but do visit. The glass atrium encasing this surprisingly well preserved roman villa presents it beautifully. A stunning exhibit. While I've seen many roman remains including Pompeii, I thought this was done beautifully. If you can, get the audio as you go round because... More

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