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“A rather small furniture and period museum”
Review of Couven Museum

Couven Museum
Ranked #12 of 68 things to do in Aachen
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Located in this museum is a 17th century apothecary display room, as well as ornamental furniture from different periods afterwards. There is a booklet with a self-guided tour, which is quite interesting. Probably the most interesting item on display is the collection of early dioramas. Also some wall paintings have survived. This is part of the six for six ticket.

Thank Katrien S
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Reviewed 23 July 2017 via mobile

While I sat having lunch at the postwagen opposite, I decided to take a look inside. The museum boasted an example of decor from 18th and 19th Century which sounded interesting.
The staff were welcoming and took my shopping bag. The entrance fee was €6. I was given a guide in English. I was free to roam and move through the house. Each room had translations in German, Dutch, French and English. The smaller item displays were in German only.

The rooms were very well dressed and there was a lot to see. My favourite rooms were the pharmacy, Kitchen and tiled room in the basement.

There was a lovely covered courtyard and tea, coffee making facilities and a toilet.

It was overall a good experience and a lovely find. The only downside is that the smaller items in cases were in German only. There were a lot of stairs but I wasn't aware of a lift so this would make accessibility for all difficult.

Thank Jennifer T
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

f you would like to know how a wealthy family lived in the time of the Biedermeier in Aachen, you should visit this house. At the time of its formation, it was home to the in the basement still avaiable pharmacy of the Monheim family, which there produced chocolate under the brand name Trumpf from the middle of the 19th century on.

On the first floor is a very nice salon, which you can rent for parties. There are sometimes candlelight concerts.

Friends of Japanese sword art find a collection of Katana-stitches on the first floor.

Thank Jenli Peter H
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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Lots of stuff about what a house would have looked like in 1800s. Cool tiles, kitchen good and wall paintings and hangings good. Security guards a bit over the top.

Thank cricketfanBB
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Reviewed 17 January 2017

This small museum is being advertised as depicting the lifestyle of ancient aachener bourgeoisie. However, when we visited, we found an amalgam of interior decoration and pictures, but also a collection of stones, stuffed animals and a video talking about Jurassic Park?Quirky to say the least.

Thank Philip H
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