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historical museum featuring local arts and crafts

My wife spent a lot of time in this museum looking at the shawls in their collection. There is an... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2017
ipeguy
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Bloomington, Indiana
A nice small free museum opposite the cathedral entrance

The museum is very small, but you will not lose anything if you visit it. Inside there is an... read more

Reviewed July 24, 2017
Ogi0
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Complete waste of time and money. Will cost 5 euros to see a few rooms of stuff. Best thing in there is a few articles of old denim..

Thank Craig L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An educational look at Nimes history on art and artifacts with excellent displays and cheerful and helpful staff

Thank Robert P
Reviewed May 23, 2018

Went here a short time ago and really didn't understand it. My guide book said it was free but they insisted that I pay 5 euros. I have no idea what I was paying for. I would avoid it just not worth the time. Just...More

Thank BellaKent01
Reviewed November 17, 2017

My wife spent a lot of time in this museum looking at the shawls in their collection. There is an interesting exhibit on the "serge de nimes" cloth that was used in blue jeans (denim).

Thank ipeguy
Reviewed July 24, 2017

The museum is very small, but you will not lose anything if you visit it. Inside there is an exhibition of denim (which was invented in Nimes), as well as historical costumes and objects.

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Reviewed June 28, 2017

This is a nice little museum and is free of charge, so nothing is lost by a quick visit but not worth making time for if your schedule is packed

Thank Alice M
Reviewed June 9, 2017

Free entrance, 20 meters from the entrance to the cathedral. Only the ground floor is partially open for the public. The garden and the first floor are closed. Rich decoration on the floors and the walls. Interesting items on display. An invitation to see more...More

Thank Peter D
Reviewed March 28, 2017

This museum is housed in the old bishop's palace and was established in 1920 to preserve the tools of local industries and artefacts of regional life. It provides an intriguing glimpse into humdrum domestic life in the city since the end of the Middle Ages....More

Thank Angela C
Reviewed October 14, 2016

The building is handsome, a former episcopal residence, but the contents are at present a letdown, since the museum is being reorganized and only four rooms are open. What we saw was interesting enough, but there's not much to see. Fortunately there is no entry...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Beautiful building, formerly a Bishop's residence, but only a few rooms were open when we visited. Since all museums are free, we enjoyed simply going in for the short time required for seeing what was open. "Old" Nimes seems a misnomer, since everything there was...More

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