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Gallo-Romeins Museum

Kielenstraat 15, Tongeren 3700, Belgium
+32 12 67 03 30
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Sightseeing on a Saturday

My wife and I enjoyed this museum. We don't speak French nor German but we were able to get a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jeff S
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Wiesbaden, Germany
Definitely for History buffs

This was a well laid out museum with a lot of history and exhibits. The on wall explanations were... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
minsterman66
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Chippenham, United Kingdom
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Permanent exhibition: 'From neanderthal to Gallo-Roman' Discover the multifaceted story of man in the Limburg region: from prehistory to the end of the Roman period. Familiarize yourself with the major transition points and marvel at more than 2,000 objects from the museum’s own collection, beautifully presented in a highly-original set by Niek Kortekaas and De Gregorio & Partners. Temporary exhibition: 'Timeless Beauty' This exhibition signals a departure from what you usually expect from the Gallo-Roman Museum. An evocative interplay of images of sensual nakedness by the art photographer Marc Lagrange, intriguing texts by Roman authors and authentic objects leading you deeper into the mysteries of feminine beauty.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Kielenstraat 15, Tongeren 3700, Belgium
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+32 12 67 03 30
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoyed this museum. We don't speak French nor German but we were able to get a guide in English. Good museum for the history buff!

Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a well laid out museum with a lot of history and exhibits. The on wall explanations were only in Dutch, but we were handed a very comprehensive guide book (for the duration of the visit only, but would love to have bought) in...More

Thank minsterman66
Reviewed 18 July 2017

The story of the Romans in the area as seen by the local people with the invasion, centuries of Roman culture and the decline. Occasionally there are special exhibitions to combine with the permanent collection.

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This archaeological museum is telling the story about the life around Tongeren, from the first human ancestors to the time just after the roman empire left the area. It could have been so fantastic, but they managed to make this fantastic story pretty dull and...More

Thank René S
Roel S, Communications Specialist at Gallo-Romeins Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I'm sorry to hear you experienced the story as dull and ordinary. We try to make the story come to life with educational films, maquettes and convincing synthetic figures. We also provide clear and concise explanations, informative cartoons and interactives for children. We do our...More

Reviewed 6 July 2017 via mobile

The history og Tongeren is very interesting, and the museum has a lot of great stuff, but I missed that someone had made a choise for me, so that the history could come a live without reading and translating for many hours. But if you...More

Thank Connie Lyng S
Roel S, Communications Specialist at Gallo-Romeins Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello Connie, I'm sorry to hear you were not really excited with the exposition. What do you mean with: 'I wish someone had made a choise for me'? We are open for any suggestions, but we try to make the story come to life with...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. More to do with Gallo than Roman but well worth it. When I come back (which I will) I will bring the kids.

Thank LondonTelegramSam
Reviewed 2 May 2017

To fully appreciate the exhibition one should be aware that the region of Tongeren was invaded by the Romans two thousand years ago. Many fierce battles were fought before Rome could claim the victory and submission of the local tribes to impose the Latin culture....More

Thank Hendrik V
Reviewed 28 April 2017

A beautiful exhibit comparing current models with statues of beauty from the Roman era. Very well done.

Thank Guppy63
Reviewed 14 April 2017

A very nice museum with an interesting layout. Regularly temporary exhibitions. Part of the museum is an excellent cafetaria with very friendly staff. Also lots of activities for kids.

Thank Ludo910
Reviewed 17 January 2017

What better motto for an archaeological museum? The Gallo-Roman Museum is an archaeological museum in Tongeren dedicated entirely to the pre-historical times and Roman age of this region in Flanders (Limburg). The museum was established in 1954 and moved into its modern building in 1994....More

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