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Musee des Commerces d'Autrefois

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Great Place To Visit

Distillery and school display plus shops and trades of yesteryear. Set out on 3 floors up and 1... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2018
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Signs of a bygone France

This is an excellent museum. Set in 'rooms' it's full of equipment, advertising and old products... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2018
Ellesmere, United Kingdom
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“audio guide”(7 reviews)
12 rue Rene Lesson, 17300 Rochefort, France
+33 5 46 83 91 50
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All reviews great museum couple of hours audio guide lift advertising display france century step school french exhibits
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Reviewed 15 October 2018

Distillery and school display plus shops and trades of yesteryear. Set out on 3 floors up and 1 down.Nicely done well organised display.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank tezpil
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

This is an excellent museum. Set in 'rooms' it's full of equipment, advertising and old products collected from all over the place all in a huge warehouse. We liked it a lot.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank SALOPIAN1967
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

A brilliant little museum for us mature folk, we spent a very happy hour or so. Definitely recommend paying the extra €2 for the audio guide. Not sure children would enjoy it, apart from the reconstruction of an old school room downstairs.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank sueskeet
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

This fantastic museum really deserves its top rating. Across 4 floors of an old warehouse, what is really impressive is the detail in each of its recreated shops and services. Each recreation: bar, shops, barbers, photographers etc are very well done with fascinating original artifacts....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018 via mobile

We picked up a leaflet for the museum at a Tourist Office and decided to visit not really knowing what to expect. We've seen many little French museums over the years, some of which are amusing in their small size and span. We thought this...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank claire0nthem0ve
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is what I'm all about!!!! It was different, historical, and hands on (ish). I was so engaged the entire time, pay extra and get the audio guide, without that it wouldn't have been as cool. I loved the concept and the lay out...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank McKinley M
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

A step back in history. Really well done. Thought-provoking. Like a time machine. Close your mind to the outside world and fall through time back to another life. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank CyuutBen
Reviewed 16 June 2017

The museum is located in a side street (R.Lesson) off Rue Audrey de Puyravault which is directly behind the tourist information office building (where there's a large free car park opposite). The lady behind reception was very friendly and spoke good English. For an additional...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 14 June 2017

You should not hesitate to have a look with your children (+4 yrs old), as the Museum des Commerces d'autrefois is going to take you back to you childwood

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank marielahetjuzan
Reviewed 13 February 2017

This very fine museum offers displays of artefacts, furniture and settings of shops and trades of the XIXth or eraly XXth century. It's a real opportunity of discovery for children and of nostalgia for grown ups.

Date of experience: November 2016
1  Thank jf_merle
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6 March 2017|
Response from jf_merle | Reviewed this property |
Yes, definitely, and a very nice one indeed
12 October 2015|
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Response from seb t | Property representative |
Horaires d'ouverture : jusqu'au 31 octobre, tous les jours 10-12 h et 14-19 h. Fermé le dimanche matin. du 1/11 au 31/12/2015 tous les jours 10-12 h et 14-18 h. Fermé le dimanche matin Musée fermé en janvier. Cordialement
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