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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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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