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The Musée des Canonniers Sédentaires de Lille presents collections about the military history of Lille, its fortifications and the Canonneers bataillon, successor of a civil militia created in order to defend the city in 1483.
This a very small military museum, but with lots of weapons from various conflicts on display. WW1, Crimea, Mexican etc and some nice maps of the city from days gone by. Only 2 rooms, so it does not take long to go around.
I was so disappointed with this museum. It only opens on Saturdays? And even then, they didn't open it on the Saturday advertised.
I duly toddled along for 10am yesterday (Saturday) and was left sitting outside in the drizzle for 20 minutes before giving up...More
The museum guard/guide named Christine is certainly the most enthusiastic person I have ever met! She will tell you all about the museum and the artefacts on display. Free for ex military and police officers. Worth the visit!
I visited this museum on a weekend trip to Lille with a friend. It was superb. There was an extremely knowledgeble English speaking guide. He answered all questions on the arms on display and put it all into historical context. He was really enthusiastic. I...More
I visited the museum on a Friday afternoon and they opened promptly at 15h, I was greeted inside by a very friendly man who spoke decent English and he gave me a quick overview of the exhibits in this tiny museum. He also handed me...More
We arrived at 3pm, having emailed ahead to check if it was open at the time we visited, and having been told it was, found it all locked up and no notice on the gates to indicate why. This is the third time this has...More
I was in Lille with my Father for the Christmas Market which was a bit of a let down and too crowded so we walked out of the centre to this museum, which isn't too far and easy to find, and we loved it! We...More
This is a marvelous small museum. I was the only one there the day I went and received a personal tour and explanation of everything. The museum contains, I was told, the only two remaining cannons from Napoleons army. A wonderful place to spend an...More
This is a small museum in the road of the same name.Its subject is guns and cannons rfom the 18th and 19th century.It has lots of examples of the hardware and a big bonus.Virtually half of the narrative panels are in English so you have...More