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Musee des Canonniers Sedentaires de Lille

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26 Jan 2019
“While away an hour ”
23 Apr 2017
“It wasn't open, even on the advertised Saturday”
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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
44 rue des Canonniers, 59800, Lille, France
+33 3 20 55 58 90
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Reviewed 26 January 2019 via mobile

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. 5€ entry,...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JoannaFthegrumpy
Reviewed 11 September 2015

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!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank Chris C
Reviewed 28 August 2015

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

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Richard T
Reviewed 27 October 2014

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

Date of experience: October 2014
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Reviewed 18 May 2013 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2013
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Reviewed 9 December 2012

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

Date of experience: December 2012
1  Thank sculpturedad
Reviewed 16 January 2012

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

Date of experience: September 2011
8  Thank SoloSojouner
Reviewed 9 September 2011

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

Date of experience: August 2011
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