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Address: 30 rue des Marchands, 68000, Colmar, France
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+33 3 89 41 90 60
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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I hadn't heard of Bartholdi until my wife suggested we go to the museum located in his former home. Bartholdi was an accomplished sculptor who also designed the Statue of Liberty... read more

Reviewed July 16, 2014
Los Angeles, California

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New York City, New York
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

This was a complete surprise and an unexpected delight. I rate this the top site at Colmar to see. (Granted I am an American and live in NYC). The history and works of Bartholdi are inspiring and interesting... What an accomplished artist this man was.... Painter, sculptor, designer. I had no idea. The models, tools, pictures and stories behind the... More 

4 Thank Chartmannn
Los Angeles, California
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90 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2014

I hadn't heard of Bartholdi until my wife suggested we go to the museum located in his former home. Bartholdi was an accomplished sculptor who also designed the Statue of Liberty. He had quite an ego but his talent is without question.

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Garden City, New York
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42 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2014

This small museum, focuses on the life and work of Bartholdi, the artist and sculptor best known for creating the Statue of Liberty. Like many reviewers, we felt that descriptions of the works and photos in English might be a good idea, especially in light of the subject matter. We still had a great experience. The sculptures and photos give... More 

4 Thank personofleisure
Dallas, Texas
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133 reviews
78 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2014

Auguste Bartholdi created the Statue of Liberty of which a copy stands at the entrance to Colmar. The museum gives you the idea of Bartholdi's genius as a sculptor and shows how he developed his ideas. He was the creator of many more famous works and the museum helps you grasp the true scope of his talent.

1 Thank Dallasbirder
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64 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2014

Those looking for information on the Statue of Liberty will be disappointed as there are just a few photos on the very top floor of the sculpture's original home. They could make so much more of his most famous work. An opportunity missed.

1 Thank 898876
Salt Lake City, Utah
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87 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2013

Who knew the guy who designed, and is mostly responsible for our Statute of Liberty is from this small town? I admit it needs better management but with it, this would be a real draw. It needs better explanations in English, or better guide literature. And the desk staff could be more inviting. That said, it is a great exhibit... More 

1 Thank spixton
New York City, New York
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264 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

We found this museum disappointing and unworthy of the work Bartholdi did. One floor recreates his Paris apartment (nothing to do with his studio or life as an artist). The upper floor has some models and photos of his bigger works like the Statue of Liberty but without English wall text, you may find it difficult to extract any valuable... More 

4 Thank Susan L
Les Andelys
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38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2013

We enjoyed seeing how the statue of liberty was built in Paris and shipped to the States. There was a wonderful old photo of New York taken in the 1800's before any skyscrapers were built. There were lots of statues and models of statues created by Bartoldi in the museum. Well worth a visit and I should think even more... More 

1 Thank RoxyNormandy
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117 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed October 18, 2013

Three floors of sculpture and art of Bartholdi, recreations of his family apartments. They could use some more information in English. All the museum signs are only in French. English (and other language) speakers receive several pages stapled together about Bartholdi's life but only 1 paragraph to describe the exhibitions on each floor. As I understand it the EU requires... More 

1 Thank Ramikat
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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271 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We spent 10 days in Colmar. Bartholdi has as many as 7 statues around parks and other areas of Colmar. A smaller replica of the S.O.L. was made to commemorate Bartholdi"s 100 year anniversary is on the entry roundabout to Colmar, and is well done. He was a rock star in Colmar's eyes. Bartholdi's statue outside his family home/museum is... More 

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