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School Museum

3 Rue du Plo, Carcassonne, France
04 68 25 95 14
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Ranked #9 of 32 Attractions in Carcassonne
Type: History Museums
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Kilmarnock, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A really nice way to spend an hour, you experience writing with ink and a quill, whilst sitting on the original desk and chairs. The rooms are well displayed and you are given an information sheet in your own language explaining each area. The entrance fee is 3 euros which is great value for money. Well worth a visit

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Kendal,
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Reminded our kids how lucky they are and had some interesting teaching literature on French patriotism

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Montesson, France
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170 reviews 170 reviews
62 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

To be honest, the museum is a bit dull (and it takes 10 minutes to see everything) but in the last classroom you get the chance to write with an old fashioned pen and generally plaster yourself with ink, if you are as incompetent as me.

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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This museum is well worth a visit. Until not so very long agao it was a working school! It has been preserved exactly as it was. Desks with attched bench seats and inkwells containing ink for the nibbed pens! It is exactly how a small village was and you can easily imagine the school at work with 'maitres', 'maitresses' and... More

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Glossop, United Kingdom
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131 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

ok to pop into in the old city but not too much to see. I found the anti alcohol posters the most surprising and interesting

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Lee-on-the-Solent, United Kingdom
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161 reviews 161 reviews
30 attraction reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

If one is in La Cite, then this small museum giving an insight into a pre-war French school is well worth a visit.

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Etoy, Switzerland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My daughter had been here before and was very keen to show us the museum. Unfortunately a rather imposing guide prevented us from being able to explore the museum properly. His explanations were interesting for me, but my two children were completely ignored making them irritable and keen to leave instead of being able to enjoy what should have been... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

It was lovely to see inside an old school classroom with lots of artefacts and very friendly staff to chat to

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Rennes, France
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

A nice distraction and escape from the sun and crowds. Entry fare reasonable, although there isn't much to keep you detained for long. Allow an hour. But definitely a novel place - check it out if in the Cité with a few euros and a bit of time to spare.

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Maidstone, Uk
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167 reviews 167 reviews
56 attraction reviews
153 helpful votes 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

As the one time headteacher of a UK village school, this little museum made for a fascinating visit. My wife and I, both teachers, really enjoyed this reconstruction of French schooling at the end of the nineteenth century. Interestingly, there are several French schools preserved as museums. In the UK they are still working schools!

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