Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
Musee Toulouse-Lautrec
4.5
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Plumbly
Geneva, Switzerland275 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
I am very sorry to say that we were disappointed in this museum. We love art museums and this was to be one of two highlights of our trip to Albi. Frankly, we found very little of Toulouse-Lautrec's work here, even to the point of checking with a staff member that we had in fact found everything.

The museum was housing an hommage to TL, so perhaps much of his own work had been stored to accommodate this. The display was interesting, but not what we came to see. There was a video playing about TL. We caught the tail end, and it had English sub titles, so we waited for it to restart. The next version had no subtitles, and even though we have a fair smattering of French and could follow along, the nuances were a bit too difficult to pick up. And it was so long, we felt our time dripping away and left after what seemed like 40 minutes.

And then we encountered an unpleasant staff member. My partner had his camera bag on his back (it is a slim bag, nothing like a back pack), and had been in several galleries where the staff made no comment about it. This guard demanded he take it off, which he did. But we also had a couple of questions for him, which we asked in French and which he said he did not understand. He told us to speak in English and then said he could not understand our English and that we spoke too fast (this was delivered to us in rapid fire French, behind a face mask). It just seemed this guy only wanted to control the situation and to be as unhelpful as possible. His arrogance and rude demeanour pretty much put the nail in our visit and we left without buying a single thing in the museum boutique (a first for us!).
Written September 2, 2020
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Pippadina2
Glasgow, UK97 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022 • Friends
You don’t need to love Toulouse-Lautrec to love the building, gardens and river view (from the ramparts) of this former Bishops’ Palace. The gallery is ok but the setting fabulous. If you don’t want to see the pictures you can go to the ramparts for free.
Written May 3, 2022
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Lenn
Rotterdam, The Netherlands185 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
The place to be for all lovers of Lautrec.

His whole life and carreer is displayed here and gives a perfect insight about his life and works he created.

The staff is very kind and everything is available in many languages.

Take your time and absorb all of wat Lautrec has created and where he stood for in his turbulent but short lived life.

Dont miss out on this!
Written April 29, 2022
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Christoph B
Zurich, Switzerland171 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
We wanted to visit the museum Toulouse-Lautrec at 12.20, but it closes at 12.30. What a pity. So we visited the shop for 5 minutes. At 12.25 I asked a member of the staff: ‘Where are the toilets, please?’ - ‘No toilets, the museum is now closed.’ I repeat: That happened at 12.25… Very unfriendly behaviour, indeed. So please remember, dear staff: Access to sanitation is a human right.
Written May 7, 2023
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Oh_Rea11y
Toulouse, France273 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
What a wonderful museum with an extensive collection of Toulouse Lautrec pieces!

From sketches to final art works, this place offers a unique dive into HTL universe.

If you get the chance, do not miss the guided visits which will give you explanations abt his life, his influences, his relationship to his models... and will help you better connect with this artist full of sensitivity and compassion

Ps : apologies for the bad pun
Written August 21, 2022
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
Even if not my cup of tea as artwork, Toulouse-Lautrec is an important French artist. I have been told the Louvre refused the collection. The family gifted the collection to his birth town of Albi where it is housed in the spectacular Palais de la Berbie. At times the structure stole the show, with views out over the gardens, the old bridge and across the Tarn River. There were seemingly many more paintings of his mother, likely a reflection of his favourite parent. I liked the occasional commentary piece about certain paintings, even if I could not understand the nuances of every observation with my limited French. The entry price was 10 euros. It is easy to visit if visiting the World Heritage Site Cathedral of Ste Ursula, but steps away.
Written November 6, 2022
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signindoc
Saint John, Canada93 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
This museum is well worth a visit if travelling in the region.

We were fortunate that the museum was free on our day of travel!

There is a great collection of his works and a very nicely organized layout with excellent descriptions of the various periods and types of works.

Unfortunately his original posters are not on display but the facsimilies are good ones and well presented.

Time very well spent in this beautiful little town.
Written September 19, 2022
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SteveRis
Shefford, UK107 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
The collection of Toulouse-Lautrec art is amazing and the information provided in the exhibit, along with commentaries from visitors and others, is really interesting. It’s well worth a visit just for that.

But, personally, I found this to be one of the worst presented galleries I’ve seen. It is in an incredibly beautiful building. The problem is that most of the paintings and drawing are behind glass. and the harsh lighting from the enormous windows and very unsympathetic spot lights make it very difficult to find a view from which you can appreciate the works. In many cases the reflections from the glare and the glass just overwhelmed the art. Such a shame.
Written June 5, 2023
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annonymus800
London, UK1,167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
The Toulouse-Lautrec Museum houses more than 1000 works, including 31 famous posters. This body of work forms the largest public collection in the world devoted to Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, who was born in Albi in 1864.
In 1922 the museum received an important collection of works by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, donated by his mother. The collection includes his last painting, Examination at the School of Medicine, from 1901.
The museum houses over a thousand works by Toulouse-Lautrec. It is based on a donation by Toulouse-Lautrec's mother after his death in 1901.
Written June 24, 2022
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Margot N
Northern Territory, Australia127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2017
An extensive display of all things Toulouse-Lautrec! While there is a lot to do and see in Albi, this exhibition is worth a detour if you aren't intending on visiting this lovely city.
Written October 29, 2018
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