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Le Musee de la Figurine Historique

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Simply Outstanding

Wife and I really enjoyed seeing the amount of detail and overall workmanship involved in the many... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
chefvogts
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Nashville, Tennessee
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We found this small museum quite unique. A real labor of love by some of the founders and donors... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2018
cordyroy
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Naples, Florida
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28 Oct 2018
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28 Place de l_Hotel de Ville, 60200, Compiegne, France
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

Wife and I really enjoyed seeing the amount of detail and overall workmanship involved in the many dioramas. Significant span of French history illustrated. Waterloo battle scene was outstanding!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank chefvogts
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We found this small museum quite unique. A real labor of love by some of the founders and donors. Take your time to appreciate all of the work that goes into the displays. Ticket also lets you into the Musee Antoine Vivenal. Parking can be...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank cordyroy
Reviewed 23 July 2018

I wasn't expecting much from this visit but was amazed by the amount of details there was. We found some funny scenes too, including the "Painter & his naked model" one which was hilarious. Maybe a bit pricey though.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Ghislain L
Reviewed 13 August 2016

This is just, for me, amazing. I have some about eight different armies from 4C Persian and Romans up to a WW2 1/400 scale brigade sized armoured group. This museum has over 100,000 figures. It has an excellent Waterloo diorama - set at 4.30 in...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ian G
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I was not sure what to expect from this museum and was really pleasantly surprised by the amount of models and the great historical insights they provided. It is basically a massive collection of painted miniatures spanning the whole of history. I enjoyed the battle...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank laidlerpaul53
Reviewed 31 May 2015

A great place to keep the kids entertained. A step back into History- and childhood for some- as this place is full of toys- in particular toy soldiers!

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Miz49
Reviewed 8 August 2014

A small treasure hidden in the center of Compiegne, next to the city hall. I spent there about an hour but I could spend there some time. The museum has an impressive collection of dioramas and figures depicting amo. the Seven Years War, WW1 and...More

Date of experience: May 2014
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Comprehensive selection of models from various periods in history mostly Napoleonic. Varying degrees of quality but very interesting to a model maker. Well worth the €3 visit. Gentleman in attendance very friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: May 2014
Thank Transalpiners
Reviewed 3 March 2014

This is a small treasure of a museum, especially if you're interested in toy soldiers. The collection is fairly comprehensive with an emphasis on those of French manufacture. Well worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2013
Thank Ed J
Reviewed 19 November 2013

Okay, I (the male of the party) am quite into miniatures, so this museum was always going to tick the box for me. It is inexpensive and features a staggering variety of military miniatures in various styles and from various periods. Its strength is in...More

Date of experience: November 2013
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