Stadtmuseum Simeonstift

Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, Trier: Hours, Address, Stadtmuseum Simeonstift Reviews: 4/5

Stadtmuseum Simeonstift
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Speciality Museums • Historic Sites • Art Museums
10:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 17:00
Thursday
10:00 - 17:00
Friday
10:00 - 17:00
Saturday
10:00 - 17:00
Sunday
10:00 - 17:00
About
The City Museum Simeonstift in Trier shows art and cultural treasures from the Middle Ages to well into the 21th century. The exhibition is founded on a collection of valuable donations made by well-known citizens of the city. The artefacts on display are divided into a variety of sections, including paintings, sculptures, arts and crafts, Coptic textiles, furniture and small Oriental plastic art forms. The focal point of the permanent exhibition revolves around the history of the city of Trier. Regularly changing special exhibitions are dedicated to Trier’s native artists or to topics associated with the city. The collection is housed in the Roman building of the Collegiate of St. Simeon, which originates from the 11th century and is directly adjacent to the Porta Nigra. Also worthy of note is the building itself, which boasts one of the oldest and rarely preserved two-storey cloisters. The admission price includes an audio guide (D/E/F/NL), also available as an audio guided tour for children (D).
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1-2 hours
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TravelFam
8 contributions
Varied and interesting
Jul 2020 • Family
Lots of information. Very interesting. Learned a lot about Trier's rich history. Great place to start your Trier stay.
Only point for improvement would new to streamline the topics in themes. Sometimes topics are offered in the same room in a haphazard way
Written 20 July 2020
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joe s
Warwick, NY1,708 contributions
In Germany Stadt Museum = Great Museum
Dec 2019
I have found in my travels through Germany that Stadt museums are usually the best place to orient yourself, learn enough history and begin your tour. Whether in Munich, Dresden, Kiel, or Trier they provide local history, clothing and furnishings from various periods and scale models. as well as art work. This impressive Romanesque building was built as an Abbey attached to the Porta Nigra (then a cathedral) to honor the canonization of St Simenon who came to Trier in 1100ad. The abbey was dissolved in the 19th century and sold to private owners. In 1917 the City of Trier .purchased it and the Stadt Museum moved from the Hauptmarket to this lovely building after WWII. The highlights of the museum are it's antiquities,A scale model called "Trier in 1800" made completely out of inlaid wood that was begun in 1954 and a fitting tribute to its native Son Karl Marx. For 5.50 Euro you can get 3 hours of education, and enjoy this architectural Gem.As an added bonus there was a mini Christmas in the Court yard when I visited.
Written 1 February 2020
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,526 contributions
Fascinating
Oct 2019
Two floors are currently closed because an upcoming exhibition is being prepared, but the three floors devoted to the history of Trier are fascinating. If you don’t read German, an audioguide in English is available. This may be heavy going for children, but I can recommend it to all adults interested in history.
Written 12 October 2019
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David C
Brisbane, Australia14 contributions
Worth a visit
Oct 2019
Good exhibits, well presented. For those with limited or no German, there is still sufficient English to make your visit rewarding.
Written 10 October 2019
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VDL
12 contributions
Get the audio guide
Oct 2019 • Family
This is a modest sized museum which provides a broad overview for the history of Trier and its evolution over 2000+ years. Complete with a Roman foundation, Renaissance architecture up to the present time. Interesting clothing exhibit- really!
Won’t take too long to tour. Get the Audioguide (free at the ticket booth) if you are not a German speaker/reader to enjoy the exhibits.
Written 3 October 2019
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Graham_Derby
Derbyshire, UK135 contributions
Fantastic Place - so much to learn
Apr 2019 • Couples
Would recommend spending a few hours in this museum. The audio guide is excellent and you can learn so much about the history of Trier. The audio guide takes a bit of getting used to (ie which number to press when) but once understood the information available (at the touch of a button) is extensive. Go downstairs for the original Roman Wall and upstairs to the galleries. When you go upstairs to explore the development of Trier through the ages start at the end of the room closest to you and pull out the red drawers in turn underneath each map of the city which are in time order, oldest first. The drawers display the associated number to press on the audio guide. In this way you get an excellent understanding of Trier from earlier times to the present. Very reasonable entry price for such an extensive insight into Trier’s history.
Written 14 April 2019
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SeimenBurum
Rotterdam, The Netherlands2,828 contributions
Neat museum on history of Trier next to Porta Nigra
Oct 2018 • Solo
Next to the Porta Nigra in Trier this is a nice museum on the history of this historic town.There is a liitle bit or everything here and they used bright theme colours in the galleries

There are interesting details and a nice collection of historic dresses

On the first floor you can walk around the inner court yard below and have a different look of the Porta Nigra
Written 25 March 2019
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Daniel A
Beijing, China32,982 contributions
Not a highlight but ok
Jun 2018 • Couples
This wasn’t my favorite place or attraction in Trier but then there’s not too many attractions here. If you have extra time, by all means check it out but if you only have a day, it can be skipped. The museum is ok but after visiting Paris, it’s kind of tough to see other museums in the same light.
Written 30 July 2018
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Gidons51
Herzliya, Israel4,180 contributions
Very nice small museum just by the Portanigra
Jul 2018 • Couples
A nice museum with permanent exhibitions and changing exhibitions. Exhibits of the history and culture of Trier . Now running a very special exhibition about Karl Marx life and the history of the 19 century. Very recommended. Admission 9 Euros.
Written 21 July 2018
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Midu
Trier, Germany29 contributions
Best history museum just beside the Porta Nigra!
Apr 2017
If you come to this oldest town of germany, you should easily become informed about ist by visiting this little museum. It´s the neighbourbuilding of the tourist office, where you can get everything as a souvenir too.
On two levels you can explore the history of Trier during its twothousand years. Very nice to see are the two handcrafted models of the sight of Trier during 17th century and after the war.
A new builded wing of the museum includes space for temporary exibitions (emperor Nero, History of shipping on the river Mosel, iconic Karl Marx, a son of the city etc.)
You´ll need 1,5 hours minimum, if you visit it thorougly.
Written 22 January 2018
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