Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum)

Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum)

Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum)
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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This museum chronicles the history and culture of Trier and the Mosel Valley.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Katherine L
    6 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful museum/difficult staff
    Fascinating museum with a wide variety of pre-historic and Roman collections. Included in the Antik Card (and perfect for escaping a rainy day!) My only issue was repeated unpleasant altercations with a member of staff. We were told we could leave bags in lockers, but decided to keep them with us as lots of other people had and we had valuables. One guard was unnecessarily aggressive and yelled at us twice to put them in lockers (which we did), meaning we had to carry passports/money/phones around in our hands. After the visit I tried to take my handbag with me to the toilets only to be on the receiving end of another tirade from the same guard. No idea what his fixation on my handbag was when many others were walking around with backpacks on, but that level of aggression is completely necessary and some serious customer service training is needed!
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 16 August 2023
  • Anoushka3005
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands330 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Impressive range of artefacts from Trier’s human history
    This museum tells the fascinating story of Trier from Neolithic era through to the Bronze Age settlement, the Roman occupation and the Middle Ages. There are hundreds of artefacts showing tools, weapons, jewellery, grave goods and more. There was an excellent English language audio guide (other languages available) plus a kid’s version. My only small issue is there were about ten times as many displays as there were audio guide notes, so I think we missed a lot of the more detailed information. It would have helped if the initial information for each era was translated or part of the audio guide.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 23 August 2023
  • SarahItaly2015
    London, United Kingdom47 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    No English signage anywhere!
    Blown away by the Mosaics Room and the Roman ‘Street of Death’. Viewing all the tombstones and marvelling at the quality of the mosaics was incredible experience. Such world class exhibits. Great couple of hours meandering and taking it all in. BUT and this is a big but….. why on earth is there no signage about ANY of the exhibits in English. So time consuming to have to point phone and wait for Google Translate app to work. Some rooms have hardly any signal. Incredibly frustratingly. The headset is no better either. Hardly any of the exhibits have a Number next to them, so headsets don’t provide much of the information. This is Germany’s oldest city, with international tourists from all over the world, with incredible exhibits.. Come on Trier - you need to fix this! Staff were excellent, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 30 September 2023
  • ERLINDA W
    Puyallup, Washington15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing Museum
    We flew to Frankfurt, Germany to visit our son and his wife, who is station in Ramstein AFB. We visited Trier on recommendation of our son. While our son is working, my husband and I did some exploring in Trier and visited many sites including this museum, walkable from the Hauptmarkt square. This museum is worth a visit. It's got a lot of history of Trier. If you're a history buff, like me and my husband, you'll be amaze at this place.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 7 October 2023
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ERLINDA W
Puyallup, WA15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
We flew to Frankfurt, Germany to visit our son and his wife, who is station in Ramstein AFB. We visited Trier on recommendation of our son. While our son is working, my husband and I did some exploring in Trier and visited many sites including this museum, walkable from the Hauptmarkt square. This museum is worth a visit. It's got a lot of history of Trier. If you're a history buff, like me and my husband, you'll be amaze at this place.
Written 7 October 2023
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SarahItaly2015
London, UK47 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Blown away by the Mosaics Room and the Roman ‘Street of Death’. Viewing all the tombstones and marvelling at the quality of the mosaics was incredible experience. Such world class exhibits. Great couple of hours meandering and taking it all in.

BUT and this is a big but….. why on earth is there no signage about ANY of the exhibits in English. So time consuming to have to point phone and wait for Google Translate app to work. Some rooms have hardly any signal. Incredibly frustratingly. The headset is no better either. Hardly any of the exhibits have a Number next to them, so headsets don’t provide much of the information.

This is Germany’s oldest city, with international tourists from all over the world, with incredible exhibits..

Come on Trier - you need to fix this!

Staff were excellent, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable.
Written 30 September 2023
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Anoushka3005
Amsterdam, The Netherlands330 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
This museum tells the fascinating story of Trier from Neolithic era through to the Bronze Age settlement, the Roman occupation and the Middle Ages. There are hundreds of artefacts showing tools, weapons, jewellery, grave goods and more. There was an excellent English language audio guide (other languages available) plus a kid’s version. My only small issue is there were about ten times as many displays as there were audio guide notes, so I think we missed a lot of the more detailed information. It would have helped if the initial information for each era was translated or part of the audio guide.
Written 23 August 2023
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Katherine L
6 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Fascinating museum with a wide variety of pre-historic and Roman collections. Included in the Antik Card (and perfect for escaping a rainy day!)

My only issue was repeated unpleasant altercations with a member of staff. We were told we could leave bags in lockers, but decided to keep them with us as lots of other people had and we had valuables. One guard was unnecessarily aggressive and yelled at us twice to put them in lockers (which we did), meaning we had to carry passports/money/phones around in our hands. After the visit I tried to take my handbag with me to the toilets only to be on the receiving end of another tirade from the same guard. No idea what his fixation on my handbag was when many others were walking around with backpacks on, but that level of aggression is completely necessary and some serious customer service training is needed!
Written 16 August 2023
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David N
Hawthorne, CA4,687 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This museum is a must-see for history buffs. It covers the entire history of Trier from the Stone Age, through the Bronze Age, to the Iron Age, focusing on the Celtic settlers and then the Roman occupation. It contains an unbelievable number of artifacts. You will want to allocate at least a half day to fully appreciate everything this museum offers. Check out my photos to get a flavor of what you can see.

I recommend getting the English audio guide if you are not familiar with German. It is very comprehensive and helpful in understanding everything that is presented in more detail.

You can easily walk here from the main train station, so consider taking a day trip to Trier on the train and start your day at the Rhineland Museum!
Written 27 June 2023
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David D
1,212 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
The museum starts with the history of the first inhabitants of these lands, passing from the Stone Age through to the Celtic tribes who were here and then to the Roman occupation and into the medieval period. As befits the oldest city in Germany, there is a great deal to see here. Do note that the descriptions of the artefacts are done in German, so if you read no German, it may be best to purchase an audio guide.
Written 3 June 2023
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LeGrace B
Ithaca, NY143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
This museum with its priceless works from history, especially the interesting history of Trier is a must see. There are several other museums to visit, including the home of Karl Marx. And there is good food to be had between museum visits.
Written 24 May 2023
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Alken, Germany703 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We visited this museum in July for the second time. The first time, we gave up around 2/3 of it cause we were tired and there was a lot more to visit. This time we managed! But it did required something like 3-4 hours. Very impression collection of Roman artefacts, very well arranged. A must in Trier!
Written 18 January 2023
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Uwe M
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
It was International Museum day (15th may) and was cost free to look thru, gives a wide history of Trier and first settlements.. make the time to visit
Written 16 May 2022
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joereddy
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg113 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Couples
An excellent range of world class exhibits depicting the history of Trier and the surrounding region. My only gripe is the signage, the font size is incredibly tiny and almost all in German. We used the audio guides in English but there were only a dozen or so artefacts in the museum with codes on them to use on the audio guide.
The museum operates a one way route around the exhibition to keep it covid safe.

Can I suggest the museum creates an app to learn more about the museum, I used the one available in The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam and its brilliant
Written 30 December 2021
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