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Gallo-Romeins Museum

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Address: Kielenstraat 15, Tongeren 3700, Belgium
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+32 12 67 03 30
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"What follows is always organically related to what went before" (Marcus Aurelius – Roman emperor)

What better motto for an archaeological museum? The Gallo-Roman Museum is an archaeological museum in Tongeren dedicated entirely to the pre-historical times and Roman age of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 January 2017
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

What better motto for an archaeological museum? The Gallo-Roman Museum is an archaeological museum in Tongeren dedicated entirely to the pre-historical times and Roman age of this region in Flanders (Limburg). The museum was established in 1954 and moved into its modern building in 1994. In 2011, it was awarded the “European Museum of the Year” price. The permanent exhibition... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Nice museum also for kids. Excellent cafe with italian food that tastes really italian!! The waitress is kind and attends your wishes with care.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Definitely worthwhile to visit. Lots of explaining of stone age till roman empire. Also special attention to kids with interactive devices. And cheap

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The Gallo Roman museum is a wonderful experience for young and old. The museum's main collection is of its region, however general history is touched as well. From time to time a temporary exhibition is displayed, check the website for more information.

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maastricht
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

very educational museum that covers the gallic and roman history in this region. very interesting. the building looked brand new. a lot of the signs were only in dutch, that could improve a bit. otherwise a very nice museum.

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Brussels
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I have often heard about this museum through the Belgian media. They organise big exhibitions which are always popular with children, in particular. On this occasion there was no special exhibition, but seeing the permanent exhibition was quite enough for us, as there is a lot to see. I thought the artifacts were displayed very well, although some displays are... More 

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Ghent, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

The museum gives an overview of the history of the area, starting several ten thousands of years ago. The total visit takes 2 to 3 hours, which is just long enough. There are a lot of things you can touch, a lot of videos, displays etc. The perfect mix to keep your attention. There are several interactive things for the... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

big museum with a lot of empty space very few roman artifacts lots of fake articules made from plastic very sad a beautiful building like this should b used for something that represents the true area of limburg

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Olvera, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

Tongeren is the oldest city in Belguim. The Eburones were the Keltic tribe that lived in the area of Tongeren. In 54 BCE they revolted against Caesar, and in a surprise attach in the forest they ambushed and wiped out an entire Roman Legion. Caesar was so angry that he sent 2 legions and totally wiped out the Eburones or... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2016

We made a special trip to Tongeren to see this museum. The hotel staff told us that it had won all sorts of awards. The museum was laid out on three levels. The lowest concerned prehistory with models of hunter-gatherers. The second level was Bronze and Iron Ages. The third level was the most interesting of the three with the... More 

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