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Gallo-Romeins Museum

Kielenstraat 15, Tongeren 3700, Belgium
+32 12 67 03 30
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Great museum!

Very interesting and well-done museum. We were given a book with the English explanations. It was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Emily M
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United States
Great on a rainy afternoon

Packed full of history, this was an enjoyable experience. the exhibits are well laid out with... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SuandChris
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Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand
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Permanent exhibition: 'From neanderthal to Gallo-Roman' Discover the multifaceted story of man in the Limburg region: from prehistory to the end of the Roman period. Familiarize yourself with the major transition points and marvel at more than 2,000 objects from the museum’s own collection, beautifully presented in a highly-original set by Niek Kortekaas and De Gregorio & Partners. Temporary exhibition: 'Timeless Beauty' This exhibition signals a departure from what you usually expect from the Gallo-Roman Museum. An evocative interplay of images of sensual nakedness by the art photographer Marc Lagrange, intriguing texts by Roman authors and authentic objects leading you deeper into the mysteries of feminine beauty.
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  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“roman empire” (5 reviews)
“all ages” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kielenstraat 15, Tongeren 3700, Belgium
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+32 12 67 03 30
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting and well-done museum. We were given a book with the English explanations. It was easy to use and we actually liked it better than audioguides at other places, as we could skim over parts of it that we found less interesting, Great museum...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Packed full of history, this was an enjoyable experience. the exhibits are well laid out with explanations by audio or guide book. History seemed to come to life here, the age of some of the exhibits hard to comprehend at times, progress of civilization in...More

Thank SuandChris
Roel S, Communications at Gallo-Romeins Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your visit!

Reviewed 28 August 2017

This museum chronologically walks you through a history of Tongeren. I grew up locally but my children grew up in Ireland and I have been pleasantly surprised how much they learned especially of how the Romans colonized the world. They liked the visual town models,...More

Thank Jeroenireland
Reviewed 26 July 2017

My wife and I enjoyed this museum. We don't speak French nor German but we were able to get a guide in English. Good museum for the history buff!

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 20 July 2017

This was a well laid out museum with a lot of history and exhibits. The on wall explanations were only in Dutch, but we were handed a very comprehensive guide book (for the duration of the visit only, but would love to have bought) in...More

Thank minsterman66
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The story of the Romans in the area as seen by the local people with the invasion, centuries of Roman culture and the decline. Occasionally there are special exhibitions to combine with the permanent collection.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This archaeological museum is telling the story about the life around Tongeren, from the first human ancestors to the time just after the roman empire left the area. It could have been so fantastic, but they managed to make this fantastic story pretty dull and...More

Thank René S
Roel S, Communications Specialist at Gallo-Romeins Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

I'm sorry to hear you experienced the story as dull and ordinary. We try to make the story come to life with educational films, maquettes and convincing synthetic figures. We also provide clear and concise explanations, informative cartoons and interactives for children. We do our...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The history og Tongeren is very interesting, and the museum has a lot of great stuff, but I missed that someone had made a choise for me, so that the history could come a live without reading and translating for many hours. But if you...More

Thank Connie Lyng S
Roel S, Communications Specialist at Gallo-Romeins Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Hello Connie, I'm sorry to hear you were not really excited with the exposition. What do you mean with: 'I wish someone had made a choise for me'? We are open for any suggestions, but we try to make the story come to life with...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. More to do with Gallo than Roman but well worth it. When I come back (which I will) I will bring the kids.

Thank LondonTelegramSam
Reviewed 2 May 2017

To fully appreciate the exhibition one should be aware that the region of Tongeren was invaded by the Romans two thousand years ago. Many fierce battles were fought before Rome could claim the victory and submission of the local tribes to impose the Latin culture....More

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