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- This easily accessible museum is very well worth the €3.50 admission price and an hour to 90 minutes of your time.
The displays are nicely done and give you a real feel for the Alsatian life of the past.
Most explanations are in French and German, but they also have some (about 50%) in English.
Not an ornate display like those of kings and bishops who live in castles, rather what “normal@ life was like.Written March 26, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- As others have mentioned, this is actually three museums in one, housed in the former palace of the bishops/cardinals. Each museum is located on one floor, the archaology museum in the basement, museum of decorative arts on the ground floor, and museum of fine arts on the upper level. You can buy separate tickets, but the three together were only 12 euro. Each museum was interesting in its own right. Archaeology museum showed the history of the area from pre-historic times, through Roman, and more recent. Decorative arts were mostly rooms of the palace as they would have been, along with rooms showing porcelain, gold work, etc. Museum of fine arts had a variety of paintings, and during my visit a special exhibition on Jean-Jacques Henner.
My one complaint is that flow in each of the museums was a little confusing. Some rooms had multiple entrances/exits, and it wasn't always clear what route you were supposed to take to ensure you were seeing everything.Written November 3, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This was a great way to spend a rainy Bastille Day in the middle of Covid. The museum is a well laid-out chronological story of the city's history, revealing a ton of things that two history geeks hadn't known about Strasbourg in spite of having visited numerous times. The story of the Alsatians during World War II was especially fascinating to us. Definitely a great way to spend two or three hours on a rainy day!Written September 20, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- If you go to the cathedral, then this museum is a must. The original works of certain statues and paintings are here, not in the cathedral. Many artifacts and explanations about the art and architecture. Surprisingly good!Written November 15, 2021This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- This was a great day out. I went with my friends and we spent at least 3-4 hours in there. There are loads of sections: Maths, Logic etc. This wasn't like most science centres I visited, there are some hard Maths puzzles to try if you like a challenge. Overall I had a very good experience and I would recommend it to people.Written October 26, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- For anyone with an interest in Military stuff particularly WW2 this has to be one of the best museums there is. Getting to this museum is difficult without a car - just ask the Tourist Office in Strasbourg how to get there by bus. A taxi is about €30/€40 but it's so worth it. Don't expect English translations on the exhibits or even sometimes French explanations. It's the sheer amount of stuff they have and there's lots of items you wouldn't see in British museums. How they acquired all the hardware alone is awesome and they have the finest collection of WW2 uniforms I've ever seen. Some children would enjoy it as there's an assault course, computer games and fun things for them to do in the large Cafe.Written May 10, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The “Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art” in the city of Strasbourg, is located on the Petite France side, when you are leaving the car into the underground car-park “Centre Historique – Petite France, you are coming out on the entrance of the Museum. The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Strasbourg (MAMCS) was inaugurated by Catherine Trautmann, then Minister of Culture and former mayor of Strasbourg, this happened in December of the year 1998.Written January 19, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- When you do not want to go in an average museum again with the same old stuff, I would recommend this museum. It is not very big in which sense it makes it very worthwhile and easy to navigate. The erotic art was in the basement, but his more political works are on the main floor with okay explanation. The current exposition which changes around was a bit all over the place. It is about satires, but I could not find the logic and proper explanations.Written February 9, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The museum is located right across from the Cathedral and one of the many museums you can visit with a one-day (€12) or two-day pass that is a very good value. I visited this, along with the Decorative Arts Museum, the Modern Art Museum (a 10-minute walk away), and the Medieval Art collection also near the cathedral. It seems the gallery is located in the old bishops' palace, which is a beautiful building in and of itself. The Decorative Arts Museum gives you a view of some of the main rooms of the palace, including places used by Louis XV and Napoleon I.
The collection is well presented. It is not heavy on major works, but there are a few gems and I enjoyed some of the works by painters (including local painters) that I did not know.
Worth a visit for sure.Written January 31, 2020This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Very interesting seeing the observatory with the opening dome and rotating room - all demonstrated. It put me in mind of the moving staircases in the Harry Potter films.
The tour is all in French, so to make the most of the visit I'd recommend you either have a good French vocabulary, or as I did, have somebody with you who can translate.Written July 13, 2015This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Small yet so many species are there! So many interesting things to see and learn. We enjoyed our time with our 8, 11 and 14 years old.Written October 20, 2015This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- The Palais du Rohan has 3 Museums, one of which is the Musée des Arts Décoratifs/Museum of Decorative Arts. This museum is located on the ground floor of the palace. This museum has 2 reasons for visiting it. One is the fine collection of 18th century china (Hannong ceramics known for its floral decoration), jewellery, and clocks in the Decorative Arts Wing, formerly the stables. Included in the clock collection is the first version of the Astronomical Clock in the Cathedral which was made in the 14th century.
The second reason to visit this museum is to see the palace apartments adjacent to the Decorative Arts Wing. Eight rooms have been refurbished to look like 18th century style rooms used during Rohan’s time in the palace. He was the wealthy Prince-Bishop who had built the palace in 1732 -1742. Expect to see gilded stucco trim on the walls, ceramic fireplaces, portrait paintings, tapestries, period furniture, and canopied beds. One bedroom was done up in French Empire style as it was a room set aside for Napoleon’s use when he used the palace. The bed was amazingly small - set into a wall niche – but impressively styled with a green canopy. Another bedroom used for visits by the king prior to the Revolution was interesting. It had a low white barrier/fence that separated the king's bed and dressing area from the courtiers who were watching on the other side of that barrier.
The ticket office for the 3 palace museums is approached from the inner courtyard on the side of Place du Chateau; use the door on the left corner. A multilingual sign in the inner courtyard points the way to that door. There is only that one ticket office for the 3 museums which are located in different wings and floors of the palace. In the hallway outside the ticket office, there were no signs indicating how to get to each museum - a bit confusing.
The admission price is the same for all 3 museums in the palace. Each is 6.50E/3.50E seniors. Other museums in the city like the Alastian Museum or Historical Museum also have the same admission price. Consider buying a Museum day pass if you plan on visiting several museums - 12 E/6E seniors. Consult the Strasbourg Museum website to ensure the museums you want to visit will be open on that day.Written June 28, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
- Free on the first Sunday of the month, 6.50 Euros to enter, get the day pass for 12.50 Euros and see all three museums here! Hours are 10 am-6 pm Wednesday -Monday Closed on Tuesdays. The front desk people accept credit cards and speak English.
Located on the bottom floor of the Rohan Palace. Alsatian history from 600,000BC to 800 AD. One of the most important collections in France.Written September 9, 2019This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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