Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum)

Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum)

Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum)
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This museum chronicles the history and culture of Trier and the Mosel Valley.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • David D
    1,212 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A museum showing the history of the city of Trier and the surrounding lands.
    The museum starts with the history of the first inhabitants of these lands, passing from the Stone Age through to the Celtic tribes who were here and then to the Roman occupation and into the medieval period. As befits the oldest city in Germany, there is a great deal to see here. Do note that the descriptions of the artefacts are done in German, so if you read no German, it may be best to purchase an audio guide.
    Visited May 2023
    Written June 3, 2023
  • Katherine L
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful museum/difficult staff
    Fascinating museum with a wide variety of pre-historic and Roman collections. Included in the Antik Card (and perfect for escaping a rainy day!) My only issue was repeated unpleasant altercations with a member of staff. We were told we could leave bags in lockers, but decided to keep them with us as lots of other people had and we had valuables. One guard was unnecessarily aggressive and yelled at us twice to put them in lockers (which we did), meaning we had to carry passports/money/phones around in our hands. After the visit I tried to take my handbag with me to the toilets only to be on the receiving end of another tirade from the same guard. No idea what his fixation on my handbag was when many others were walking around with backpacks on, but that level of aggression is completely necessary and some serious customer service training is needed!
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 16, 2023
  • Anoushka3005
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands330 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive range of artefacts from Trier’s human history
    This museum tells the fascinating story of Trier from Neolithic era through to the Bronze Age settlement, the Roman occupation and the Middle Ages. There are hundreds of artefacts showing tools, weapons, jewellery, grave goods and more. There was an excellent English language audio guide (other languages available) plus a kid’s version. My only small issue is there were about ten times as many displays as there were audio guide notes, so I think we missed a lot of the more detailed information. It would have helped if the initial information for each era was translated or part of the audio guide.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 23, 2023
  • SarahItaly2015
    London, United Kingdom47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    No English signage anywhere!
    Blown away by the Mosaics Room and the Roman ‘Street of Death’. Viewing all the tombstones and marvelling at the quality of the mosaics was incredible experience. Such world class exhibits. Great couple of hours meandering and taking it all in. BUT and this is a big but….. why on earth is there no signage about ANY of the exhibits in English. So time consuming to have to point phone and wait for Google Translate app to work. Some rooms have hardly any signal. Incredibly frustratingly. The headset is no better either. Hardly any of the exhibits have a Number next to them, so headsets don’t provide much of the information. This is Germany’s oldest city, with international tourists from all over the world, with incredible exhibits.. Come on Trier - you need to fix this! Staff were excellent, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written September 30, 2023
  • ERLINDA W
    Puyallup, Washington15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Museum
    We flew to Frankfurt, Germany to visit our son and his wife, who is station in Ramstein AFB. We visited Trier on recommendation of our son. While our son is working, my husband and I did some exploring in Trier and visited many sites including this museum, walkable from the Hauptmarkt square. This museum is worth a visit. It's got a lot of history of Trier. If you're a history buff, like me and my husband, you'll be amaze at this place.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 7, 2023
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joereddy
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
An excellent range of world class exhibits depicting the history of Trier and the surrounding region. My only gripe is the signage, the font size is incredibly tiny and almost all in German. We used the audio guides in English but there were only a dozen or so artefacts in the museum with codes on them to use on the audio guide.
The museum operates a one way route around the exhibition to keep it covid safe.

Can I suggest the museum creates an app to learn more about the museum, I used the one available in The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and its brilliant
Written December 30, 2021
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JanRSF
Rancho Santa Fe, CA360 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
We are big fans of Roman ruins and the empire’s impact. We are impressed by the museum’s large amount of mosaics and funerary art. The model of Roman Trier, a city of 80,000, is very impressive. Currently the Roman coin collection is not on exhibit as there was an attempted burglary. The museum also covers prehistory and Celts as well as how the medieval town was built on the Roman ruins.
Written August 8, 2021
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Anoushka3005
Amsterdam, The Netherlands330 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This museum tells the fascinating story of Trier from Neolithic era through to the Bronze Age settlement, the Roman occupation and the Middle Ages. There are hundreds of artefacts showing tools, weapons, jewellery, grave goods and more. There was an excellent English language audio guide (other languages available) plus a kid’s version. My only small issue is there were about ten times as many displays as there were audio guide notes, so I think we missed a lot of the more detailed information. It would have helped if the initial information for each era was translated or part of the audio guide.
Written August 23, 2023
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Albia-Newton
Evanton, UK4,530 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
Great collection of artefacts. The audio guide is good in English but only covers key objects. The signs and descriptions are universally in German. There is lots so see and the Roman collection in particular is fantastic
Written January 10, 2020
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David D
1,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The museum starts with the history of the first inhabitants of these lands, passing from the Stone Age through to the Celtic tribes who were here and then to the Roman occupation and into the medieval period. As befits the oldest city in Germany, there is a great deal to see here. Do note that the descriptions of the artefacts are done in German, so if you read no German, it may be best to purchase an audio guide.
Written June 3, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

SarahItaly2015
London, UK47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Solo
Blown away by the Mosaics Room and the Roman ‘Street of Death’. Viewing all the tombstones and marvelling at the quality of the mosaics was incredible experience. Such world class exhibits. Great couple of hours meandering and taking it all in.

BUT and this is a big but….. why on earth is there no signage about ANY of the exhibits in English. So time consuming to have to point phone and wait for Google Translate app to work. Some rooms have hardly any signal. Incredibly frustratingly. The headset is no better either. Hardly any of the exhibits have a Number next to them, so headsets don’t provide much of the information.

This is Germany’s oldest city, with international tourists from all over the world, with incredible exhibits..

Come on Trier - you need to fix this!

Staff were excellent, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
Written September 30, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

ERLINDA W
Puyallup, WA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Couples
We flew to Frankfurt, Germany to visit our son and his wife, who is station in Ramstein AFB. We visited Trier on recommendation of our son. While our son is working, my husband and I did some exploring in Trier and visited many sites including this museum, walkable from the Hauptmarkt square. This museum is worth a visit. It's got a lot of history of Trier. If you're a history buff, like me and my husband, you'll be amaze at this place.
Written October 7, 2023
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LeGrace B
Ithaca, NY144 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This museum with its priceless works from history, especially the interesting history of Trier is a must see. There are several other museums to visit, including the home of Karl Marx. And there is good food to be had between museum visits.
Written May 24, 2023
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Katherine L
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Fascinating museum with a wide variety of pre-historic and Roman collections. Included in the Antik Card (and perfect for escaping a rainy day!)

My only issue was repeated unpleasant altercations with a member of staff. We were told we could leave bags in lockers, but decided to keep them with us as lots of other people had and we had valuables. One guard was unnecessarily aggressive and yelled at us twice to put them in lockers (which we did), meaning we had to carry passports/money/phones around in our hands. After the visit I tried to take my handbag with me to the toilets only to be on the receiving end of another tirade from the same guard. No idea what his fixation on my handbag was when many others were walking around with backpacks on, but that level of aggression is completely necessary and some serious customer service training is needed!
Written August 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Travelling Europe
Alken, Germany703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We visited this museum in July for the second time. The first time, we gave up around 2/3 of it cause we were tired and there was a lot more to visit. This time we managed! But it did required something like 3-4 hours. Very impression collection of Roman artefacts, very well arranged. A must in Trier!
Written January 18, 2023
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