Musee de la Castre

Musee de la Castre, Cannes: Tickets, Tours, Hours, Address, Musee de la Castre Reviews: 4/5

Musee de la Castre
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Marina
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Amazingly interesting, but no information in English
Aug 2020 • Solo
Very interesting museum with exhibited items from various exotic cultures and many ethnographic musical instruments, but all the information is only in French. Impossible to know what the exotic objects are or from which period, the only thing I could see was the continent from which they come. Girls guarding the rooms either know nothing about the exhibits or do not know English, so they cannot help. Very frustrating. The ladyat the entrance said they used to have information cards in English, but removed them due to the corona.
Written August 24, 2020
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rina06000
Nice, France5 contributions
Shamefully unfriendly staff
Aug 2020
We visited this museum with my 5 y.o. this morning. The exposition is little and quite good to explain to a kid how primitive societies used different kinds of materials 'at hand' to live. Also, a lot of cult and religious items to explain beliefs in different times and places.

We were THE ONLY visitors of the museum this morning and perhaps that, alongside the covid-19 hysteria, attracted that much attention to us, but we had a few remarks from museum attendants.

First, one of the ladies (there was one in EACH of the some 7-8 rooms of the museum) decided my mask was not high enough on my nose (again, NONE but us and museum attendants on the premises), then another lady got anxious for my very small and completely flat "backpack" bag (nothing to do with tourist backpacks, a small 25x30 cm bag in the form of the backpack that I was wearing on my back to free my hands) and asked to wear it on my chest.

The museum rules exclude drinking water (and mind it, it was 31C this morning and we are talking of a 5 yo kid accompanied by an adult).

A couple of times I asked attendants for meanings of some of the words on descriptive panels we didn't know - the relatively young ladies knew none, the second one even retorted that she was a museum attendant and not a guide.... Seriously? My son was interested at first, but after this remark started asking me to leave the place.

Eight employees in an empty museum, completely uninterested in their work and rather unfriendly towards the first morning visitors .... Oh yes, and full-price ticket (6 euro) although the tower was closed to the public for sanitary reasons, no reduction for the reduced service... A very unpleasant aftertaste although, as I said, the little exposition and its history could be worth a visit.
Written August 1, 2020
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ROCruiser
Claremont, CA4,537 contributions
Small but Beautiful
Oct 2019
We hiked up the hill from the cruise port and found this museum with a view. The museum itself is small and the staff there told us that there were only certain rooms that were opened on the day we visited before we purchase our tickets. We decided to go in anyway. It was such a nice surprise! Staff were very friendly and informative. They even had small stool that one can carry inside so you'll always have a place to sit when needed. The exhibits were unique and special but what I enjoyed was the courtyard and the tower inside the museum. Climbed the tower and you can see as far as you can of the whole city. The courtyard has a charming feel almost like being in a medieval village. Just lovely!
Written February 9, 2020
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MichaelMc777
Sunnyvale, CA4,573 contributions
Interesting 🧐
May 2019 • Solo
The museum has interesting collection of masks from around the world. The displays are well done and the lighting is very good as well. There is a tower in center of the museum - you must exit into the courtyard to enter it- climb to the top and the views are suburb!!!!

I enjoyed the overall experience.
Written November 15, 2019
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Conteh
Namur, Belgium32 contributions
nice museum
Jun 2019
Located on the summit of Le Suquet, it was a beautiful museum, well furnished and well explained, magnificent view at the museum exit
Written November 2, 2019
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teenasan3
Eugene, OR275 contributions
Lovely views
May 2019
Worth the walk up hill as the views on the way are lovely as are the local buildings. The place was closed but we enjoyed the views of the city.
Written October 24, 2019
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Yair Bar Zohar
Qiryat Ata, Israel2,041 contributions
Fantastic
Oct 2019
The museum is located on the top of the hill in the center of Cannes, inside an ancient castle structure used by the Lerins Islands monks who lived here during the Middle Ages. In the museum you will find a variety of items, including artwork, musical instruments and a variety of antiques, belonging to different peoples and cultures. It is also recommended to go to the top of the museum tower and enjoy a spectacular 360 degree view of the surroundings.

Reasonable entry fee.

Opening hours: Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 to 13:00, 14:00 to 17:00.

How long should you visit? About an hour.
Written October 17, 2019
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Always Curious
Australia278 contributions
Excellent small museum
Sep 2019
Would appear to have a very good collection based on donations. Themes are specific such as Tibetan, Polynesian and South American artefacts. There is a collection of a relatively (?) unknown 1830's French explorer Edmund de Ginoux de la Croche, which could well be unique. The castle itself is well maintained with a delightful shaded garden at the entrance. The tower gives an even better view from the top. Currently, there is also a photographic exhibition of New Guinea tribesmen. Photography is excellent but I suspect sometimes staged?
Written September 14, 2019
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Bronagh G
13 contributions
Fantasic Views
Jul 2019 • Friends
Just came in to step out of the heat and were pleasantly surprised. Interesting collections from around the world . A quiet courtyard offers beautiful views over Cannes.
Written July 26, 2019
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MeredithAussie
Cannes, France1,918 contributions
Towering View
May 2019 • Solo
While visiting le Suquet, it’s not a bad idea to pop into this museum, if only for the views from the tower.
The museum displays historic items from different world civilisations collected by a wealthy local nobleman who eventually donated them to the city. As you go further into the museum, the material becomes a little more interesting, but it's not really what I was expecting. I thought I'd get a museum dealing with local history.
However, the best part was walking through the old castle courtyard and up into the tower. It’s not too much of an effort to climb up, and the 360 degree views of Cannes and the harbour are well worth the effort.
Written June 30, 2019
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