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Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois

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Great Place To Visit

Distillery and school display plus shops and trades of yesteryear. Set out on 3 floors up and 1... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Signs of a bygone France

This is an excellent museum. Set in 'rooms' it's full of equipment, advertising and old products... read more

Reviewed September 13, 2018
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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“great museum”(2 reviews)
“audio guide”(6 reviews)
12 rue Rene Lesson, 17300 Rochefort, France
+33 5 46 83 91 50
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All reviews great museum couple of hours audio guide lift advertising life step france century french exhibits
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Distillery and school display plus shops and trades of yesteryear. Set out on 3 floors up and 1 down.Nicely done well organised display.

1  Thank tezpil
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent museum. Set in 'rooms' it's full of equipment, advertising and old products collected from all over the place all in a huge warehouse. We liked it a lot.

1  Thank SALOPIAN1967
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

A brilliant little museum for us mature folk, we spent a very happy hour or so. Definitely recommend paying the extra €2 for the audio guide. Not sure children would enjoy it, apart from the reconstruction of an old school room downstairs.

1  Thank sueskeet
Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

This fantastic museum really deserves its top rating. Across 4 floors of an old warehouse, what is really impressive is the detail in each of its recreated shops and services. Each recreation: bar, shops, barbers, photographers etc are very well done with fascinating original artifacts....More

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Reviewed August 14, 2018 via mobile

We picked up a leaflet for the museum at a Tourist Office and decided to visit not really knowing what to expect. We've seen many little French museums over the years, some of which are amusing in their small size and span. We thought this...More

1  Thank claire0nthem0ve
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

This museum is what I'm all about!!!! It was different, historical, and hands on (ish). I was so engaged the entire time, pay extra and get the audio guide, without that it wouldn't have been as cool. I loved the concept and the lay out...More

1  Thank McKinley M
Reviewed November 23, 2017 via mobile

A step back in history. Really well done. Thought-provoking. Like a time machine. Close your mind to the outside world and fall through time back to another life. Highly recommended.

1  Thank CyuutBen
Reviewed June 16, 2017

The museum is located in a side street (R.Lesson) off Rue Audrey de Puyravault which is directly behind the tourist information office building (where there's a large free car park opposite). The lady behind reception was very friendly and spoke good English. For an additional...More

1  Thank nnmercman
Reviewed June 14, 2017

You should not hesitate to have a look with your children (+4 yrs old), as the Museum des Commerces d'autrefois is going to take you back to you childwood

1  Thank marielahetjuzan
Reviewed February 13, 2017

This very fine museum offers displays of artefacts, furniture and settings of shops and trades of the XIXth or eraly XXth century. It's a real opportunity of discovery for children and of nostalgia for grown ups.

1  Thank jf_merle
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March 6, 2017|
Response from jf_merle | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely, and a very nice one indeed
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Response from seb t | Property representative |
Horaires d'ouverture : jusqu'au 31 octobre, tous les jours 10-12 h et 14-19 h. Fermé le dimanche matin. du 1/11 au 31/12/2015 tous les jours 10-12 h et 14-18 h. Fermé le dimanche matin Musée fermé en janvier. Cordialement
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