Alsatian Museum, Musee Alsacien, Strasbourg

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Alsatian Museum, Musee Alsacien, Strasbourg - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 23-25 Quai Saint-Nicolas, 67000 Strasbourg, France

Phone: 33-388525001

Ticket Price: 7 EUR

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Time Required: 01:30 Hrs

Timings: 12:00 pm - 06:00 pm Details

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The museum is an act of defiance – its purpose was to preserve the city’s authentic identity in the face of forced Germanisation. Once in 1917, it seemed like this ‘Den Francophile’ was in danger of being shut down but an intervention by the town municipality saved it. If that sounds severe, don’t worry; these guys preserved the Alsatian spirit too, making for a rather friendly and charming tour through this oddity. As such, it’s a rather strange attraction – three regular houses linked by a maze of corridors and staircases. Its five thousand exhibits would be pretty standards items if it weren’t for their historical significance (they’re all from the 14th to 19th centuries). Toys, costumes, furniture, paintings and other artwork, and tools are exhibited over some 30 rooms, painting a good picture of both rural and city life through the centuries. The interiors are also designed in such a way that different parts reflect different Alsatian geographical regions - agricultural plain, wine country, or the mountains of the Vosges.

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Alsatian Museum, Musee Alsacien Information

  • Rates are reduced by half for under-25s and over-60s.
  • Free for under 18s, disabled, unemployed.
  • A..k.a MuseeAlsacien.
  • The museum has recently been refurbished to allow fuller access to disabled visitors

How To reach Alsatian Museum, Musee Alsacien by Public Transport

  • Trams A and D at Porte de l'Hopital
  • Buses 10 and N2 in front of the museum

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Alsatian Museum, Musee Alsacien, Strasbourg Reviews - Write a Review

  • Museum to get the basic knowledge of the region of all aspects (Maison, cuisine, clothes, religion etc). Guide available in English and Chinese. It is actually much bigger than it seems like from the outside. It took me more than 2 hours to make a tour (didn't read everything). The presentation of objects and the visit order is a path to walk through the Maison too. Just a little annoyed by the chichating of museum protection staffs...

  • Great little museum giving you a taste of the Alsacian culture

  • Very interesting museum! Happy I went as it is a great introduction to history and ethnographic past. I am just sad the ladies behind the counter are to busy with their chit-chats and did not really bother to explain about the guide-booklets, though it would have been handy to use them and read about the objects exhibited. We found them only after the visit...they where still chit-chatting!

  • Great museum of everyday items, furniture and interiors from the Alsace region. Took about one hour.

  • A museum with a warm and cozy atmosphere full of rich details of Alsatian country life over the last couple of centuries. None of the sterile and cold displays of modern museums here, visitor's explore the facility, winding up staircases, through creaking wooden corridors, along courtyard balconies, and poking in and out of secluded rooms of reconstructed displays full of origin pieces of daily life in pre-industrial Alsace. The audible museum guides, available without cost and in several language, including English, are well done and easy to use and are really essential to understanding the exhibits. A two or three hour visit for the visitor with a moderate interest in cultural history. Adult admission of 6,5€ makes a visit a real bargain. Warning: Constructed during the early part of the 20th century the facility is not friendly to those of limited mobility.

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