Period Rooms Museum


Housed in a 1762 building are beautifully restored rooms, dressed in aristocratic styles from the 18th and 19th century. As interesting as the trompe l'oeil tables and hand-painted furnishings are examples of aristocratic clothing...the dresses in particular are feats of engineering.

It's good value to buy a joint ticket (adult/child €6/3) that also grants access to the adjoining Museum of City History.

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