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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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St-Front-la-Rivière
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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71 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Tampa, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

You can peruse the remains of old Gallo-Roman artifacts at this museum. The museum itself was also built using glass to encompass some of the grounds still intact. While I found it somewhat interesting, it wasn't the most impressive site. Most of the artifacts are old stones or pottery. Nothing unique that really stood out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Beautifully presented remains of a Roman villa. Well explained and ha to look at. Good bookshop too.

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Key West, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We found this to be one of the best Gallo-Roman museums we've ever seen. Excellent exhibits, well-displayed, in a modern new building.

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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61 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

The remains of a roman villa and it's grounds are encased in a fabulous glass building. Some of the videos have English subtitles and for anyone interested in roman artefacts this is a brilliant place. For children there are iPad with displays on them showing the differ stages of building. Parking is tricky and we have to drive around for... More

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