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Reviewed June 10, 2013

I am so happy to see architectural wonders like this piscine rehabilitated and made available for museum exhibitions and the general public. The museum curator doesn't seem to be an expert, but the permanent collection was done fairly well. The gift shop had truly unique artisan treats to buy.

Thank Neubecker
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Reviewed April 3, 2013

We're inclined to agree with other reviewers who felt that the art really let down the setting here. Like others, we were really taken with the building, the art deco features and the stunning stained glass windows reflecting down at the water. The way they'd made use of the building, of the shower cubicles etc. was inspired.

But we weren't so sure about the art. The sculptures along the water didn't feel anything special to us, and we thought a more appropriate name for the museum shouldn't have been 'Museum of Sculpture and Portrait' given the heavy emphasis on the two.

Worth a trip, but if you have to choose, the Musee LAM is about the same distance and cheaper, and for modern art lover is a much better bet.

Thank EllieandAlexis
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

This museum has art and sculpture in the main gallery areas which are based around the pool. Stained glass is original to the building and the tiles are also kept and add interest to the displays. There is a very good section on the history of the fabric trade in Roubaix on the first floor.

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Reviewed March 21, 2013

Enjoyed this more than the Palais des Beaux arts in Lille. A great collection with many pictures and sculptures on a water/swimming theme from the period of the restored baths i.e 1930's onwards. A good collection of Picasso pottery and much more besides. Easy to reach from Lille by metro - about 20 mins- the tram takes longer & does not stop very near. A good restaurant inside- meals look a bit expensive but there are teas, coffees and pastries too. Shop quite small.

Thank Sue R
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

I have to confess I was underwhelmed by the collection at Roubaix's La Piscine gallery. There was a lot of heavy sculpture and genre paintings. The post-Impressionists were not of the highest quality. But the venue is definitely worth a detour. The former art deco municipal swimming pool has been transformed into a stunning exhibition space, bathed in light, and many original features - footbaths, changing cubicles - have been charmingly incorporated.
Admission free on the first Sunday of the month.

Thank delian
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