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“Good value attraction”
Review of Musee Matisse

Musee Matisse
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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“Good value attraction”
Reviewed 20 October 2013

Very well laid out and excellent value for money, especially if you are over 60.
Not so sure about a special exhibition for the granddaughter of Matisse who seems to specialise in kites.

Visited October 2013
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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“Henri Matisse Museum - one of them!”
Reviewed 21 August 2013

Situated half way up the high street in Le Cateau, behind iron railings, a very imposing house which is the Henri Matisse Museum. A lot to see within the Museum - it is also an educational facility - can be noisy. There are also seperate exhibitions by other artists as well.
Some of the exhibits are quite spectacular. In August there was also an exhibition by Matisse's grandaughter Jackie. It was a bit different to say the least.
I was slightly dissapointed to find that most of the finest works of Matisse are not housed in this Museum. And a lot were sold and went to the US.
At the back of the Museum is a beautiful garden that you can walk around - complete with a lake and fountain. I am not sure whether this is actually a Public Park, but it was lovely nonetheless.

Visited August 2013
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“Worth a detour”
Reviewed 26 April 2013

Lovely modern museum well worth a visit. Le Cateau is charmingly old fashioned. Reminded me of the France I remembered from my youth!

Visited April 2013
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“interesting museum”
Reviewed 29 November 2012

drove here for a day out and was quite impressed with both the permanent and temporary exhibitions, the town is worth a look too

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“A wonderful surprise in an out-of-the-way town.”
Reviewed 5 October 2012

We happened across this excellent gallery/museum on our way to Belgium. It's in the town Matisse was born in and housed in a grand maison. Paintings, drawings, sculpture, gouaches, and his famous paper collages are presented in superb minimalist surroundings. Works by artists who were contemporaries of Matisse - Miro, Picasso, Rouault, Giacommetti, Chagall and others are also displayed. It's a fine collection, well worth the effort of seeking it out. Wheelchair friendly and a free audio guide with your admission.

Visited October 2012
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