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Fascinating

Really fascinating, especially the temporary exhibit of the “dazzle ships”. Not just a maritime... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Suzanne W
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Warwick, United Kingdom
A little bit of history

If you want to see and to know something about history of Brest, you should go there. Nice place... read more

Reviewed March 3, 2018
Eliška B
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Trinec, Czech Republic
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The Musée national de la Marine is located inside the Brest castle, an impressive medieval fortress.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Rue du Chateau | Château de Brest, 29200, Brest, France
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+33 2 98 22 12 39
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Really fascinating, especially the temporary exhibit of the “dazzle ships”. Not just a maritime museum, also a tour of a castle with its rich history. Be careful, though, lots of steep steps so not great for those with limited mobility.

Thank Suzanne W
Reviewed March 3, 2018 via mobile

If you want to see and to know something about history of Brest, you should go there. Nice place with nice view

Thank Eliška B
Reviewed January 18, 2018

Enjoyed he museum. Amazing place to have a museum but not that interesting and a bit of a walk in maze to get around. Respect for managing to utilize the old fortress in this way. Many doors to enter and exit to find your way...More

Thank Erik W
Reviewed December 8, 2017

Brest was the location of some of the largest German submarine pens, was bombed flat during WW 2 and re-built on top of the ruins. Unlike Saint Malo though, it was re-built in the modern style of the day (1950-1960). One remarkable fortress remains and...More

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Reviewed September 21, 2017

Staying in Carhaix-Plougher, my husband and I headed northwest on a gloomy, rainy, windy, cold day. Being relatively intelligent people, you might think that we would have had some idea of what was involved in visiting this museum. Nope, not this time. My husband said,...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2017

You need plenty of time when visiting the chateau - so much to see, well laid out, great exhibits,and the free audio-guides are very good. We would have liked a souvenir booklet to read up more afterwards, but there was only one in French -...More

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Reviewed August 11, 2017

This museum offers a "trip" through several centuries; it helps you visualize the way navigators lived, their surroundings including naval decoration, while on another register you witness scenes of dangers through the ominous presence of convicts. The originality of the visit combines inside and outside...More

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Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

Visited this on rainy day. Getting tickets took long, although it was not crowded. Audioguide is handy. The castle/fort history is interesting as is the small exhibition.

Thank Nancy D
Reviewed August 10, 2017 via mobile

The castle is interesting to visit, but I found the marine museum a disappointment. Mainly about the old history of Brest, but nothing on WW1 or WW2 like nothing happened over here. As always, personal preference. For pre-WW1 history buffs a good visit.

Thank Kornel H
MnM-Brest, Responsable relations publiques at Musee national de la Marine, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2017

WW1 and WW2 will be presented in the years to come. The next temporary exhibition will evoke WW1, from October 2017 to December 2018. We invite you to come back in a while.

Reviewed August 6, 2017

This is a lovely castle with a (probably very) interesting collection and great views. However people aged under 26 are admitted free but do NOT get an audio guide. As the majority of the explanations on the exhibits are (not unreasonably) in French, this is...More

Thank ukmummy
MnM-Brest, Responsable relations publiques at Musee national de la Marine, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2017

We apologize for your bad experience visiting the Musée national de la Marine. It is possible that all audioguides were given to visitors at the time of your visit. People under 26 have free admission but no audioguide. They can however get one for 2...More

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duckladydeb
April 28, 2017|
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Response from MnM-Brest | Property representative |
Hello, On 5/11, opening hours : 1.30 pm - 6.30 pm Adult, full price : € 6, audioguide included Concessions : € 4.50, audioguide included Under 26s : free, audioguide € 2 Regards,
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Heather L
May 13, 2016|
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Thank you for your question. Unfortunately there is no invalid parking spaces near the museum. Regards.
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Manley I
May 6, 2016|
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Thank you for your question. Unfortunately the museum does not keep such records, please contact the Archives municipales de Brest or the Service historique de la Défense at Brest. Regards,
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