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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Mic Mic (6 months ago)
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Roel Brouwer (12 months ago)
A bit small with not as many artifacts as you’d expect
Mike Shanker (2 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
Priyadharshni RAMANUJAM (2 years ago)
It was amazing!!! The pictures and sculptures and artefacts and what not... They have a few rooms that show how the Dukes used to live and some of the rooms are really well decorated. It's funnily organised though and that's why I'm giving it 4 stars and not 5. It's best to just follow the numbers marked cause otherwise you're gonna miss out on a few rooms. The easiest way to get the aerial view of the Dukes Tombs is to ask for directions from one of the staff cause it's a small staircase hidden in some random corner.
Jamie Williams (2 years ago)
New Orleans compared to the orginal is mind blowing. I went to the orginal on holiday and if you find youyrself doing the same it's worth visiting the Musée Historique et Archéologique de l'Orléanais.
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