Museum of Old Nîmes

Nîmes, France

Housed in the 17th century former bishop's palace, the Museum of Old Nîmes tells the story of city since the end of the Middle Ages through everyday items and bourgeois interiors. An essential visit to discover local traditions and daily life in Nîmes over the centuries. Local 18th and 19th century interiors have been reconstituted. The textile industry is of prime importance in the history of the city and is the subject of displays in the museum, with famous Nîmes shawls exported to the whole of Europe in the eighteenth century. A blue room is devoted to Nîmes cloth, the famous denim.



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Founded: 17th century
Category: Museums in France

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C K (9 months ago)
Well curated exhibits in the museum. The building itself is also interesting. You are given printed sheets with information on some of the exhibits. It would be nice if the exhibits had descriptions in English.
the man (15 months ago)
Very interesting museum for a 5 euro entrance fee. The personnel were very kind and helpful. Some of the floors of the building were as amazing as the displays. The origin of Denim has its own room to show how it originated in Nimes and has evolved. (De Nimes = Denim). It's on two floors and as I recall there is no lift which is unfortunate for many people but I suppose it's good to know that before you begin your visit.
Catalin Ene (3 years ago)
History is waiting, amazing place
Tiago Dias (4 years ago)
Arrived 15 minutes before closing (18:00) after some rush in between the old town streets to find all staff ready to leave at the ground floor... especially disappointing since the museum is so little.
Claude Lallemand (6 years ago)
Après cette énième visite, force est constater que le personnel en faction dans les musées nîmois n'ont pas changé leurs petites habitudes....(ben non, pourquoi faire silence lors de la visite des personnes qui payent 5 euros...) Nous avons donc eu droit, une fois de plus aux discutions entre employés municipaux (cette dernière semblait relever des mécontentements sociaux...) Fort heureusement les pièces présentées sont de qualité et méritent que l'on se penche sur la petite ce n'est l'intervention non demandée d'un employé (trop) zélé....qui en avait peut-être fini avec ses commentaires syndicaux et qui amorçait un début de sentiment d’ennuie...!!!????!!!!! Pour résumé, des pièces de qualité dans un écrin d'époque relativement bien mis en valeur...gâché par les déblatérations sonores des employés...
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