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9 rue Paul Bert | Group reception from 9 am, 62300, Lens, France
+33 3 21 18 62 65
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A fantastic collection of objects and art from 3,500 BC to around 1850. A lovely interesting and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Mike P
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Classy art Museum a must to see

There's a lot that could be said about this amazing little off-shoot of the Louvre. First some... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wellington, New Zealand
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9 rue Paul Bert | Group reception from 9 am, 62300, Lens, France
+33 3 21 18 62 65
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A fantastic collection of objects and art from 3,500 BC to around 1850. A lovely interesting and spacious exhibition space with some modern gardens. The permanent collection is beautifully presented. All in all a great success

Thank Mike P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There's a lot that could be said about this amazing little off-shoot of the Louvre. First some practicalities. It's not hard to find;9 Rue Paul Bert will get you to the main entrance, but I can imagine parking might be difficult at times as there...More

Thank AllanJGJ
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

How fantastic to find a treasure trove of art and culture tucked away in a small French town. Set in an old mine, it was also a good opportunity to learn about the culture of the industry and the lives of the miners as we...More

Thank Ruth J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most people know that the Louvre, perhaps the World's best known museum, is in Paris, but judging by the lack of numbers when we visited the Louvre at Lens in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais, it was clear that this museum has yet to be discovered. Opened in...More

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very disappointing to see the name Louvre associated with this heteroclyte 'collection'. A few nice pieces (the Mithras), and a couple of 7th class Rubens (no doubt painted by his janitor or so when his apprentices were off to the pub)...but this is not a...More

Thank lovaniensis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To start with, the architecture is just great (Japanese architects Cabinet SANAA), allowing to the superb light of the north to flow in generously even on lesser sunny days. The museum offers both: 1) an intelligent 2 to 3 hours walk across time and civilisation...More

Thank famille_LENIQUE
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Inside this stunning piece of modern architecture is a very informative museum which is laid out in chronological order. It takes some time to wander round the museum, but we found the way it laid out the passage of time and what was happening in...More

Thank Martin and Sue C
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Have driven across northern France many times and never managed to stop, so at last we took a day, stopped in Arras and went to visit the museum. I thought I was going to be disappointed but was definitely not. Not only was it free,...More

2  Thank G J S
Reviewed 23 July 2017

Situated on a former mining site, this museum gives you a strange twist of how to handle industrial heritage, but there is abundant left around in the city of Lens.The whole town breathes charcoal. So it is interesting to see a clean and formalistic complex...More

Thank Hans R
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Well signposted from the edge of Lens, superb car parking and attractive gardens to walk through for 5 minutes up to the museum. The building is all glass - incredible. Inside it's ultra-modern and free (except for some special exhibitions). The whole experience is equal...More

Thank peter H
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15 February 2017|
Response from janetcbell |
It's still free, until the end of 2017 at least. Delightful; there's just enough on display to let you look closely at every exhibit. Arranged in a timeline from ancient Rome, Egypt, Greece etc to about 100 years ago.
15 February 2017|
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Response from jimc352 | Reviewed this property |
If you drive down Rue Paul Bert westwards past the Musee there is a parking area on the left hand side of the road. There is a huge parking area around the Stade Bollaert-Delelis but this entails a longer walk. There are... More
Janina L
17 January 2016|
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Response from Janina L |
Thank you for information. Janina