Musée Historique

Musée Historique information

Strasbourg , France
Address
Street 2 rue du Vieux Marché aux Poissons
Getting there
tram Langstross
More information
www.musees.strasbourg.org
Prices
adult/child €6/free
Opening hours
noon-6pm Tue-Fri, 10am-6pm Sat & Sun
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Lonely Planet review

Trace Strasbourg’s history from its beginnings as a Roman military camp called Argentoratum at this engaging museum housed in a 16th-century slaughterhouse. Highlights include a famous painting of the first-ever performance of La Marseillaise, France’s stirring national anthem, which – despite its name – was written in Strasbourg in 1792; a 1:600-scale model of the city, created in the 1720s to help Louis XV visualise the city’s fortifications; and a Gutenberg Bible from 1485. Kids can try on medieval-style knights’ helmets and touch ancient pots and 18th-century cannons.