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Address: 13 boulevard Amiral Courbet, 30033 Nimes, France
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Taxidermist heaven

But its not all stuffed, surprised looking animals.This was like looking through your grandfather's shed. Glass cabinets jammed with relics and artifacts collected before any of... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2016
Sydney, Australia
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

We had visited this museum in the past, and wanted to see it again. It is housed in the old Jesuit college building and had a magnificent collection of all things Roman - statues, sarcophagi, mosaics, coins and Roman glass. Very disappointed to find out it is now closed, whilst they open a new museum in 2018.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 13 June 2016

But its not all stuffed, surprised looking animals.This was like looking through your grandfather's shed. Glass cabinets jammed with relics and artifacts collected before any of us were born. Brilliant displays of France's contact with the third world. All museums used to look like this, maybe they should again.

Thank IanRR255060
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

My wife and I were interested in completing our visit to the Roman antiquities of Nimes with a visit to this museum of archaeology, which we thought would be a wow! It is certainly billed as such on the OT website. Wow, how disappointing! Only a couple of rooms were open (and the graeco-gallic stuff there was great) but then... More 

2 Thank Roger W
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2016

Having been thrilled with the many ancient sites that Nimes has to offer, I was looking forward to seeing the archeological museum. Unfortunately most of the displays were closed to the public and some were packed as if they were about to be moved somewhere. What remained open was a natural history section where, to be honest, most of the... More 

Thank ArryAwk
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2015

On the banks of the Rhone stands a very contemporary building housing a treasure trove of Roman relics including an almost complete ancient river barge which had lain in the silt of the river for 2000 yrs before recovery and preservation. So what you say.? This barge is over 30 metres long, and many tons in weight.The story of it's... More 

1 Thank Venners2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 September 2015

To be fair a new museum is planned and, from my visit here, it's about time. Entry is free but this is a real old style museum. If you can't read French, don't bother. No explanations in any other language, no guide book or leaflet. Rather a waste of time for me, unfortunately, especially given the splendour of the Roman... More 

Thank soul_man_dave
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 July 2015 via mobile

Incredible collection of ancient remains. A good selection of mosaics in particular but the main attraction was the collection of ancient gravestones. A must for any classicist as I have never seen such a collection of gladiator gravestones. Quite incredible. Could have spent hours there.

1 Thank Robert G
Palos Hills, Illinois
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Reviewed 11 October 2014

First off, the Archeological Museum and the Museum of Natural History are two separate entities. Some of the photos posted here are inaccurate and are rather of the Museum of Natural History. That said, the Natural History Museum would likely make me drop dead of boredom, but this museum holds really interesting stuff, including a large room pertaining to the... More 

4 Thank Thomas_Jerome
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

There is not much to see at the location. A beautiful new modern museum is currently being built & will be open in about 2 years. Then it should be a destination.

2 Thank Jerrytrip

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