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Address: 30 rue des Marchands, Colmar, France
Phone Number:
+33 3 89 41 90 60
10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 12:00
14:00 - 18:00

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Son of Colmar: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi, Sculptor of the Statue of Liberty

You never know what discoveries may await you when you travel. I was visiting the famous medieval town of Colmar and walking along its cobblestone streets when, to my great... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 December 2016
Los Gatos, California

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

In Colmar, we visited the Musee Bartholdi, birthplace of Auguste Bartholdi, known best for his sculpture "Liberty Enlightening the World" (ie The Statue of Liberty.) First, let me admit that we didn't get the audio guide. The clerk handed us a sheaf of papers in English. This ended up being an academic guide to Bartholdi rather than a guide to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

You never know what discoveries may await you when you travel. I was visiting the famous medieval town of Colmar and walking along its cobblestone streets when, to my great surprise, I came upon a little museum that was dedicated to Bartholdi, the famous sculptor of America's Statue of Liberty. He was born in Colmar and the museum occupies the... More 

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greeley, CO
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Note: the musuem closes for a midday break. The museum shows models of several sculptures that Barthodi did. One display showed how one of his statues went thru several stages - from the crudest clay thru the final product.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This museum is in the family home of Bartholdi who designed USA's Statue of Liberty Some rooms are preserved with period furniture however I consider that there are much more interesting things to do in Colmar. It is way to find due to the statue in front of the building.

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Allentown, PA USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

My wife and I visited this museum on a Sunday afternoon and were entranced by the collection of Bartholdi's sculptures and the models for his sculptures. Because there are many models, photographs, and memorabilia related to the Statue of Liberty, the museum is of special interest to Americans.

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This museum is only for one artist and his life and work but a great one. His creation of the Statue of Liberty was his most noteworthy but his works were many. Faces especially interesting

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Seoul, South Korea
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

6€ per person, the exhivition itself was boring but i would say the money was worth planting me with knowledge of who built and when the statue of liberty.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

If you have spare time, you can see how Bartholdi lived. (Quite well, it would appear). There is a collection of Jewish items on the ground floor.

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Karlsruhe, Germany
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I didn't really know what to expect, didn't realize how many other things he'd done. Museum would be better if there were also signage in German and English.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Bartholdi's family house is now a museum where you can follow the project he had to build the Statue of Liberty. A lot of pictures, prints and models are showed in the nice rooms where Barthodi's paintings are also exposed. Many documents explain what was the philosophy of this artist who wanted to leave a trace in the world at... More 

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