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Musee Historique Lorrain

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Address: 64 Grande rue, 54000, Nancy, France
Phone Number: 03-83-32-18-74
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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Eclectic mix

Wide range of exhibits but particularly good on everyday utensils. Lovely buildings covering quite a period of history.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 20, 2016
Chris L
London, United Kingdom
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is housed within the beautiful Palais Ducal and whilst the museum is undergoing a refurbishment/renovation (resulting in limited exhibits), there is still plenty to see regarding the history of the region. The main area houses extensive artefacts and are supplemented by a very interesting audio/visual display (only in French though !). There is also a comprehensive section detailing... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Wide range of exhibits but particularly good on everyday utensils. Lovely buildings covering quite a period of history.

Thank Chris L
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Good historical review of the Lorraine. Museum has a very helpful and knowledgeable staff who were generous with their time. Don't forget to take a look around the inner courtyard and look up at the gargoyles.

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London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Definitely 'life and industry of Lorraine' rather than fine art; there's a certain amount of repetition - lots of woodcutting implements, for instance - but there's plenty of the unexpected as well as what you would expect. Well laid out and beautifully maintained.

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portland, or
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36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016

Displays vary in this museum from very good to awful. I would put it last on the list of what to do in Nancy.

Thank juno8
Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

We visited with our Pass Lorraine which provided a reduced entrance fee. The external architecture of the Duc's Palace is beautiful, but this doesn't continue inside. There are no English guides or translations so it is very hard to get the gist of many of the exhibits which would have helped to understand the history of this area as the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Probably the most disappointing museum I visited in France, I love history and I was looking forward to learning more about the area. When we arrived at the museum we found the reception staff pleasant, however there was no guide in English. I don't expect everything to be in English but I do like to buy a guide or audio... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

I went of the first Sunday of the month, when admission is free. I was a bit disappointed that the sections before medieval times and after the mid-1800s were closed due to the exciting renovation that is happening. Even for the modest full-ticket price, one still find the collection to be excellent for the period covered: Paintings, artifacts, and an... More 

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Wembley, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

An interesting range of artefacts, and you feel you can take in everything without feeling overwhelmed by the size of the place.

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Paris, France
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

definitely worth seeing - especially the church next door which is part of the ticket! I wish I knew more history but found interesting was that Marie-Antoinette stopped here to pray to her ancestors (buried in the chapel) before going to her wedding to Louis XVI.


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