Museums of Metz

Metz, France

The Museums of Metz were founded in 1839. They are also known as the Golden Courtyard Museums, in reference to the palace of Austrasia's kings in Metz, whose buildings they occupy. The collections in this museum(s) are distributed through a 3,500 m² labyrinthal organization of rooms, incorporating the ancient Petites Carmes Abbey, the Chèvremont granary, and the Trinitaires church. The institution is organized into four broad sections: the history and archeological museum, the medieval department, the museum of architecture and the museum of fine arts. The archeological museum contains rich collections of Gallo-Roman finds — extension works to the museums in the 1930s revealed the vestiges of Gallo-Roman baths.



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Founded: 1839
Category: Museums in France

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Spencer Hawken (18 months ago)
A strange turn of events bought us here, we had no intention of visiting, however the streets outside had just turned to chaos the Saturday between Christmas and New Year as the yellow vests took to the streets and tear gas was used, we reluctantly retreated here. What we found was very interesting, a snapshot of roman occupation, Metz during occupation and eventual overthrow, dictators and cabinetry, fine art, artefacts plus so much more. We were able to be fully entertained by the museum for a solid three hours allowing the chaos on the streets to calm down. Reasonably priced and polite friendly staff.
Sophia Elise (2 years ago)
Incredible museum. If you come with a student ID, it's only around 3-4 Euros for entry. There was so much history within it's walls - truly the best history/art museum I have ever visited. Just the Roman artifacts alone were enough to make you hold your breath in awe. I spent two hours in the museum and still didn't see all of it - and it kept me interested and invigorated the entire time. Anyone who visits Metz for a day trip or longer should put this museum on their list.
Bill Freid (2 years ago)
Nice museum but not amazing. The price is very resonable.
Ricardo Cantu (2 years ago)
Great Roman ruin artifacts and lots of rooms with historical ruins.
Daniel Blum (2 years ago)
Interesting roman and galic exposition. Old roman ruins included!
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