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Sunday, 4 November 2018

Alsace museum

Last week my husband and I, along with Rosaline took a little 5 day trip to visit my family in France.
We always try to fit in something educational and new each time we travel, and while there is a million places to see and visit in the region, the weather was not very encouraging for exploration. So we settled on seeing at least one museum in Strasbourg, the choice being simplified by the simple fact that there is not much open in France on Mondays.  

We were not disappointed, the 110 years old Alsatian museum was well worth a visit. From the outside it doesn’t look like much, but once you get in you find yourself in a charming old building and three floors of exhibition.

If ever you find yourself in Strasbourg and want to learn more about life in Alsace in the 18th and 19th century, we can certainly recommend this museum. Beside it’s free for children under 18 years old, and within walking distance of the train station.

For opening hours and more info in English see here: Alsatian museum

Entrance to the Musée Alsacien in Strasbourg

The courtyard of the museum

Lot's of lovely details

Replica of a well-to-do farmers living room

With my sister and Papa

Traditional ceramic tile oven

Interior of a peasant house

I found the white bed-bound figure in the background a little creepy

Everyday objects - Lacy baby bonnet and booties, and a wooden potty.

A collection of molds for almond dough and Springerle cookies

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