Orléans Historical and Archaeological Museum

Orléans, France

In one of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in the city of Orléans is the Musée historique et archéologique de l'Orléanais. As is to be expected of a regional museum much of what is on display is the history of the Orléans area. Undoubtedly, the most spectacular feature is an exhibition of Gallic and Roman bronzes. The collection consists of 30 bronze objects. They were found in the Neuvy-en-Sullias commune about 30kms from Orlèans. In 1861 the objects were found quite fortuitously by workmen in a sand quarry, but the exact circumstances of their recovery are unclear. The hoard includes various animal, human and mythological figures.

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Bart Kolen (6 months ago)
The museum was only in french, therefore is was not as interesting as is could be.
R. Ant (2 years ago)
A small museum about some ancient findings og gallo roman period in the 2. floor and stone collection of "shoo signs" and porcelain in the 1. floor. Also and maybe most interesting is the exebition about ships and trade along the Loire river. It has some nice ship models to see. Entrance fee is aroung 6 Euro and you can use the tickets at 3 other museums. So good to keep the ticket! A visit takes about 1 hour. Descriptions are in French, but you can take translation handouts in every room. The stuff is helpful and friendly.
Mic Mic (2 years ago)
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Roel Brouwer (3 years ago)
A bit small with not as many artifacts as you’d expect
Mike Shanker (4 years ago)
We took a trip to visit the city and decided to check out some of the museums. This is a very nice museum with things that you might find in the Louvre. The staff was friendly and they also have student discounts which is very helpful. If you're looking for some place to stop and see then you should come here
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