Go on a journey through the history of Lorraine and see what makes this region special at Musee Historique Lorrain. More than just displaying the artifacts of bygone times, the museum located inside a former ducal palace allows you to immerse yourself in a true historical setting. The collection covers a vast time span: you can see everything from prehistoric jewelry and medieval armor to Baroque artwork and 19th-century household items. The museum shop and library offer a selection of literature for those who wish to expand their knowledge on the history of Lorraine. Pick up an audio guide or opt for a guided tour. Use our Nancy travel planner to arrange your visit to Musee Historique Lorrain and other attractions in Nancy.
Musee Historique Lorrain reviews
Yes, this place is under thorough renovation. However its exhibits are dispatched around town. And you can still admire its beautiful outside architecture, and the gorgeous surrounding old town.
Yes, this place is under thorough renovation. However its exhibits are dispatched around town. And you can still admire its beautiful outside architecture, and the gorgeous surrounding old town. more »
It is hard to believe, but reviews are still appearing for this apparently excellent museum which is securely locked and will not re-open its doors to the public until around 2024. Yes, they are...
It is hard to believe, but reviews are still appearing for this apparently excellent museum which is securely locked and will not re-open its doors to the public until around 2024. Yes, they are... more »
This is also known as the Palace of the Dukes of Lorraine which is now the Museum of Lorraine. When I visited it was closed for major renovation until 2023! The only other part of this museum opens is the Church of the Cordeliers which is a tombs church, the burial site for the Lorraine family. It has collections of art history with an archeological collection in one of the buildings in the back of the courtyard. Pity that it was closed but the outside façades gave a glimpse of the stupendously magnificent architecture that was once the Dukes Palace of Lorraine.
For the sake of god, please put out signs that show interested tourists that the museum is closed. And please adjust the opening hours here. It's a disgrace for any museum to let potential visitors not know that you are closed. I'm really disappointed.
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