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 Travel Tips
- 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
- Trams A and D at Porte de l'Hopital
- Buses 10 and N2 in front of the museum
- Shahi Mahal
- C Chez Nous
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71.19% of people who visit Strasbourg include Alsatian Museum, Musee Alsacien in their plan
12 PM - 1 PM
42.28% of people start their Alsatian Museum, Musee Alsacien visit around 12 PM - 1 PM
1 Hr 30 Minutes
People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Alsatian Museum, Musee Alsacien
69.4% of people prefer walking in order to reach Alsatian Museum, Musee Alsacien
Alsatian Museum, Musee Alsacien Reviews & Ratings
This is a really nice museum! My boyfriend and I originally wanted to go on a river cruise and only ended up here because the boat was booked out. But in retrospect, I think this museum was a lot more fun than a boat tour. It had lots of great exhibits about the region and daily life here. Also, the house itself is beautiful and worth seeing. If you can only visit one museum while in Strasbourg, make it this one.
Great museum in 3 beautiful old buildings. Excellent displays although most have French only signage. An English written booklet can be borrowed and taken around the museum but it has no order so info on each area requires some effort to find. Well worth the visit.
A lovely museum of all different aspects of old Alsace. Beautiful buildings, and guides in lots of languages. Definitely recommend!
Good museum.... visiting this museum is like walking back in time. Spread across three buildings you can learn a lot about Alsace and its tradition. Even though majority of the information boards are in French,you can borrow an English leaflet from the reception
Very nice museum. Excellent displays of hitoric costumes, alsatian life, arts and crafts. So much to see than expected. I like how the museum was preserved overtime.