Musee Bartholdi
Musee Bartholdi
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Onni L
33 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
This little museum is Colmar is wonderful. Great historical info about Bartholdi, his life, his evolution. Nice experience.
Written 7 January 2024
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Traveler O
Washington DC, DC1,038 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
Very nice museum about Bartholdi, his life, and legacy. It's the home where he was born and lived for a short part of his childhood before moving with his family to Paris. Lots regarding the history of the Statue of Liberty - great info. You walk up the old stairs to the top floor and work your way down. There appeared to be a downloadable app for an audio tour, but didn't bother to check. Many info placards in French, German and English - some in French only. Interesting exhibits and lots of info to take in. Worth a visit.
Written 18 December 2023
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Keith C
Huntingdon, UK710 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
Interesting to see where the Architect who was responsible for the Statue of Liberty lived. Some interesting works associated with him as the house was originally donated by his widow
Written 14 December 2023
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Bernard
London, UK237 contributions
Mar 2023
Excellent small museum tucked away in the historical city centre. We specially liked the display on the top floor. There are very few originals, mostly plaster models of his work, but all interesting nevertheless. Be aware that they take a two hour lunch break in the middle of the day!
Written 3 April 2023
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Melinda G
Charlottesville, VA52 contributions
May 2022
How generous of Bartholdi's wife to share their home with the public to house this museum. We learned a lot about this artist and his work. Worth the price of admission.
Written 3 July 2022
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BrakiWorldTraveler
Belgrade, Serbia17,760 contributions
Mar 2022
Despite I've been twice in NYC, visited the Statue of Liberty and even climbed its crown, I must admit I did not know its author - August Bartholdi was born here, in Colmar.
This museum is set in its native house in Colmar old town, just one street parallel to the Cathedral. Main focus is the Liberty Statue of course, while on display are also his other works.
A smaller scale replica welcomes visitors to Colmar from Strasbourg direction, set on a roundabout in northern suburbs (see that review).
Written 3 April 2022
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Sirin S
Kyrenia, Cyprus177 contributions
Nov 2019
You may not have heard of this person, but we all know that 'Statue of Liberty' is in New York City. The monument was built by the sculptor Bartholdi, born in Colmar in 1886, and it was made for he 100th anniversary of the United States of America.The replica of the same monument is replaced in the centre of Colmar. Besides the sculptures you can also see his private belongings in the museum.
Written 30 March 2020
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Redshirts889
Chicago, IL1,558 contributions
Sept 2019
Lot’s good history on Auguste, wish there were more interactive display and cheaper entrance fee would be nice.
Written 6 January 2020
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H C
Charleston, SC168 contributions
Dec 2019 • Solo
... though helpful if you speak French as not all the descriptions are translated. This little museum still seems to be finding its place, with some needs for improved and more standardized signage and a better gift shop, but as an American it was definitely with a look at the man behind the Statue of Liberty. More than that, though, I enjoyed learning about his resistance to Prussian and German take-over of Alsace. The “Alsatian room” at the back of the second floor is worth a very good look, and has the best trilingual info mounted on the wall. In said room, don’t miss Bartholdi’s subversive painting of the stork, sad but “still in its nest.” His sculpture of the defense of Strasbourg by the Swiss is gorgeous and very evocative. A larger rendition can be found in the sculpture gallery at the Petit Palais in Paris! I was saddened to learn that one of his bronze sculptures of Parisians fleeing the Prussian siege in 1870 by hot air balloon (!) was melted down by Germans in 1940. Thankfully you can see the model in the museum. I was also very touched by how local Colmar residents saved chunks of his statues that were smashed by the Nazis as well. You can see those, too.
Written 15 December 2019
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lonewolf44
Kingston upon Thames, UK1,306 contributions
Oct 2019
This very fine 'maison particuliere' was the birthplace of Bartholdi, creator of the Statue of Liberty. The 7 euro entrance fee feels about right. You are instructed to head up to the second floor and work your way down. There you'll find small models of the Statue of Liberty and photographs of it as a work in progress. Plenty of his other works are also on show, such as his models of the Lion of Belfort. I'd have liked to see a bit more information about his most famous work, but the museum does its job telling Bartholdi's story and his response to the loss of Alsace-Lorraine to Germany after the 1870-71 French defeat in the Franco-Prussian War which affected him deeply. It's also a very fine townhouse and some effort has been made to present how it would have looked when Bartholdi lived there. Make sure you go and see the Statue of Liberty template on a roundabout on the outskirts of Colmar.
Written 2 November 2019
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