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Musee Historique Lorrain

64 Grande-Rue, Nancy, France
03-83-32-18-74
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Ranked #11 of 19 Attractions in Nancy
Type: History Museums, Art Museums
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
38 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We loved the 1914 exhibition about the first world war. It was terrific. We spent most of an afternoon there. Well done! A Great visit.

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W. Yorkshire, UK
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52 reviews 52 reviews
7 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We were interested to find out more about the history of Nancy and Lorraine as a whole, and as the museum is in the old Ducal Palace and the convent and chapel of the Cordeliers, we thought it would be a good place to do this. Sadly, it is something of a "curate's egg" -good in parts! We were disappointed... More

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London
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Perhaps going with four young children has slightly tainted my view but I can't imagine I would have enjoyed it as a couple. The exhibits are tired in fact the whole museum needs a face lift. Grubby in places, poor descriptions on all the displays did not help ease the sour taste the staff left. Unhelpful, surly and rude I... More

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Toronto
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

Interesting exhibits that revealed to me the connections between the Dukes of Lorraine and the Hapsburgs, as well as revealing the power that the Dukes held at times in France. The highlight for me was the octagonal room off the chapel that is included in the tour in which the crypts of many Dukes are presented, a beautiful structure to... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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111 reviews 111 reviews
58 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

It is well worth strolling up the Grand Rue to the lovely building which houses this museum. Be sure to take time to admire the wonderful sculpted porterie (gateway) and to walk in the garden behind the main palace building. we had to be selective and concentrated on the collections in the main building. Like other commentators we particularly liked... More

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Hertfordshire
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199 reviews 199 reviews
83 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012

The George de la Tour room was special. Look out for it. It is easily missed. I enjoyed all the Stanislas related exhibits & we were intrigued by the inches to centimetre rules from the late eighteenth century among the scientific instruments. The archaeological section to the rear of the main building is poorly sign posted & we we would... More

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Sydney, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

It was interesting, because I could just understand the signs, but I cannot recommend it to my friends who do not speak French, can you please print some information in English??

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Switzerland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

This museum gives an excellent overview about historical past of the region and if you take enough time you will dicover many details an interesting information. Furthermore the museum presents also very intereting objects and fotos about life in the region at the beginning of the 20th century.

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Arcata, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

Friendly, helpful staff; extensive collection of historical artifacts; accessible information. Renovations underway are a bit disruptive.

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