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Musee historique de la Ville de Strasbourg

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Neighbourhood: Petite France Centre
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Address: 2 rue du Vieux Marche aux Poissons, 67000, Strasbourg, France
Phone Number:
+33 3 88 52 50 00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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It was not exactly easy to find from the map, but with persistence I found the entrance on the far side down from the cathedral square. Well laid out and easy to understand even... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago

It was not exactly easy to find from the map, but with persistence I found the entrance on the far side down from the cathedral square. Well laid out and easy to understand even though I did not speak French. There was enough English translations to understand. Very good historical overview with lots of actual artifacts.

Thank kingofhma
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Quite a lot to see. Audio guide gives all the details of Strasbourg's constantly changing identity and status, right up until WWII. Artefacts and paintings show the older history while photographs and films cover more recent times.. Very worth the visit.

Thank chrishurley
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum gives you a nice audio-guided tour through the compact history of Strasbourg. And what a history! Very interesting, for both those who know a lot of history from before, and for those who know very little. Recommended!

Thank Barbro L
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Interesting old building, interactive displays walk you through the historical background of Strasbourg and it's importance in the development of trade and ultimately Europe. A great place to spend some time.

Thank Riskm
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 April 2017

A good historic telling of the history of Strasbourg. Although the last section on the EU seems tacked on - it could be improved to tell more about the aims of the EU and its institutions and give a brief history of how it developed over the years. Combine this museum with a visit to the Archaeological Museum and the... More 

Thank Mosspiglet
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Strasbourg is unique as having been at various times, French, German, French, German... you see such a variety of cultural influences. It is all explained here. Certainly worth an afternoon! Don't miss the upstairs exhibit, I didn't realize it was there until the security pointed it out.

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Reviewed 2 April 2017 via mobile

The exhibition was beautifully done with many opportunities to try things out and to get extra information. Also, the audio guide was interactive and very informative.

Thank Flaminga F
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

It can sometimes be hard to tell where exactly you're supposed to be looking when the audioguide starts, but since I got in for free with my Carte Culture, it's really nothing to complain about. The exhibits are incredibly interesting and detail the city's history from start to finish. It stands out from other museums in two ways: 1) In... More 

Thank Ryan C
Gosford, Australia
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Reviewed 23 February 2017

We used the audio guide and spent 2 hours here ( could have spent twice as long to see it properly). Got a good overview of the city and its culture and history. The audio guides are quite clever, being activated automatically by where you stand. Some locations do not work, and you have to be careful not to walk... More 

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Reviewed 2 January 2017

The history of Strasbourg was laid-out clearly in this museum; it is an audio-visual experience - one is equipped with a headphones and an audioguide that automatically senses where one is in the museum and plays the appropriate description. There is an option to press a button (on the audioguide) to hear more about particular exhibits. This method brings the... More 

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