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Musee Curtius (Curtius Museum)

Liege, Belgium
04-221-94-04
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Ranked #9 of 39 attractions in Liege
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Traveler Description: This museum is housed in a 17th century brick mansion in the Old City that belonged to one of the city's industrial leaders It contains extensive... more »
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London
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59 reviews 59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

No plan but the visit takes you chronologically through Liege's history. That means that you start with prehistory and Graeco-Roman finds. Less about recent history except for Ysaye's (Violinist-composer) study and a couple of grand rooms. A collection of glass and an armoury in a separate wing. Some attractive courtyards so well worth a visit even if much of the... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

This museum shows an impressive collection of the history Liège and its surroundings. Starting at the early beginning (paleolithicum) over the Romans, middle ages (Noget, Lotharingen) to the Renaissance and beginning of this century. A lot of artefacts are put in exposition, preview at least 1 1/2h. Our children are 14 and 16 of age, which can be considered as... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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129 reviews 129 reviews
62 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

There is no clear answer to the question "what kind of museum is "Le musée Curtius"?". I have the opinion that it should be considered as a museum of decorative arts with a small section of archeology. When I revisited this museum, I felt that I was in mini belgian version of the Victorian & Albert museum of London. You... More

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We found this museum by chance. What a find! I am particularly interested in glass and they have an ama-zi-ng collection. Ranging from early Roman to Lalique and Daum and some beautiful modern stuff. They have other things like paintings and arms and militaria but the glass was the highlight for me.

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Metz, France
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301 reviews 301 reviews
142 attraction reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

A large and comprehensive museum that covers the region's history from prehistoric times, with a special focus on Mosane art. It's also got a very impressive collection of arms, and a glass museum within. Not to be missed, is a room on the Liegeois musician, which plays his compositions and visitors can literally smell the furniture in the re-creation of... More

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karmei'l
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

take a few hours and walk throw the rooms. Its a nice collection and very nice arrangement on display. HTe only problem is parking near by.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

I was really impressed by this museum. I wasn't expected such a diversity of collections. The Archeological Section and the Glass Collection are really impressive. The collection of clocks, which is donated by Baron Duesberg is beautiful! I also recommend to visit his museum in Mons!

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Cerritos, California
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92 reviews 92 reviews
43 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Very eclectic assortment of exhibits that are well displayed. We spent several hours here and enjoyed it!

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Folkestone, England
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58 reviews 58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

This museum is beautifully laid out in a charming old building with fountains in its courtyard. The most spectacular galleries house a collection of glass from Roman times to the present day, and a very comprehensive collection of weapons including swords and firearms. The general galleries include one of the best collections of Roman coins I've ever seen in a... More

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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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102 reviews 102 reviews
11 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We drove an hour and a half to Liege just to take my father-in-law to see the arms collection housed at the Grand Curtius Museum. While the collection was quite thorough, and my father-in-law greatly enjoyed seeing all the historic weapons, the visit was completely ruined by one of the museum staff. After about a half hour of viewing the... More

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