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CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene

Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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An magical mystery tour into the fantasy world of costume design with a great collection of such... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shellharbour, Australia
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The latest exhibition Contes de fées (Fairy tales) is very popular and successful and has been... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
London, United Kingdom
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2 weeks ago
7 Oct 2018
“See the latest exhibition”
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...more
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Route de Montilly | Quartier Villars,, 03000 Moulins, France
+33 4 72 20 76 20
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An magical mystery tour into the fantasy world of costume design with a great collection of such varied designs. Great display with videos of each in performance. Very opulent and uplifting. Fantastic for all ages

Thank 485grahamer
Reviewed 7 October 2018

The latest exhibition Contes de fées (Fairy tales) is very popular and successful and has been extended until early November. The costumes of some favourite tales are beautifully displayed, and there are nice touches - each character is described on a 'book page' on the...More

Thank SusanA606
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Really excellent museum. Find time to go. Really pleased with the whole trip. Nice to see something so professional and refreshing that it's away from Paris!

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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

Thank Max S
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
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

Thank TraveljunkieRob
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
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

Thank Inkiframe
Reviewed 19 July 2016

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

Thank Knighton_8
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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