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CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene

Route de Montilly | Quartier Villars,, 03000 Moulins, France
+33 4 72 20 76 22
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Wonderful museum but wanted to see more

This was a great opportunity to live the history of French stage through costumes. Glimpses of 18th... read more

Reviewed 15 August 2017
Max S
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London, United Kingdom
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Very nice

This is a bit out of the way in general, but was on our to do list as my wife works in theatre... read more

Reviewed 22 March 2017
Mike R
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Stratford, Canada
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The National Center of Stage Costume is the first preservation structure, in France or abroad, to be entirely devoted to the material heritage of theaters. Its mission is the preservation, study and valorization of a heritage collection of 10,000 theater, opera and ballet costumes in addition to painted stage sets, provided by the three founding institutions of the center, the National Library of France, the Comédie-Française and the National Opera of Paris. The center has also received numerous donations from artists and theaters.
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Route de Montilly | Quartier Villars,, 03000 Moulins, France
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Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

This was a great opportunity to live the history of French stage through costumes. Glimpses of 18th and 19th century fashions and the way they imitated and were influenced by other styles. Also helpful info and costume sketches through the exhibition. But I would have...More

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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This is a bit out of the way in general, but was on our to do list as my wife works in theatre. It's hit and miss as only one exhibit is permanent and the others rotate . In all we caught it on a...More

Thank Mike R
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Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The Nureyev exhibit is interesting and the only permanent exhibit sadly. The seasonal changing exhibition is interesting, but I had really hoped there would be a permanent collection of historic costumes and displayed showing how they were made. Also something on historic wigs/make up and...More

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Reviewed 14 November 2016

The National Center of Costume and Scenography, is a French museum dedicated to stage costumes and sets. The museum has a collection of Rudolf Nureyev's costumes, as requested in his will to be a "place of memory". It is a permanent collection that offers visitors...More

Thank Trevor C
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Reviewed 1 October 2016

I go there every year. The exhibitions change every six months. If you are at all interested in theatre and costume it will repay you in spades. Very cheap to get in. The permanent Nureyev exhibition is worth the entry fee alone. The gift shop...More

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Reviewed 19 July 2016

We have wanted to visit here for some time and were not disapointed. Quite stunning displays well lit and informative.

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Reviewed 12 May 2016

... and into the museum. I've now been for three exhibitions, all of them really interesting. I particularly enjoyed the Rudolf Nureyev one, but sorry, folks, that's now closed. It's not an obvious place to find, as you have to wend your way from the...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2015

If you are in Moulins it is worth a visit to see the costume museum! You can get an English audio tour for part of the museum and overall it was an interesting museum to explore. It's not very big and is easy to walk...More

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Reviewed 1 April 2015

This was my second visit to the museum; the first one was the previous year (2013) to see an exhibition of circus costumes. The museum now has a permanent exhibition dedicated to Nureyev, plus the majority of the space is used for temporary exhibitions which...More

Thank Susan A
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

I love Rudolf Nureyev the dancer and I loved the show, with its costumes.the film about his life was also very interesting

Thank Dagmar P
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