A walk-through museum in the heart of historic Nancy
Launched in the early 2000s, the Lorraine Museum's renovation and extension project aims to re-distribute their exceptional collections throughout the Palace of the Dukes of Lorraine site.
The City of Nancy plans to :
- upgrade the heritage buildings which house the museum using an environmentally-friendly approach,
- preserve the site's architectural history by providing new, user-friendly spaces for services, studying and socialising in keeping with the requirements of a major 21st-century museum,
- offer five new, simple, easy-to-read, interactive tours,
- create a museum space open to the surrounding area and city, which is accessible from all sides.
Headed by the City of Nancy in partnership with the State and the Grand Est region, and in conjunction with the Lorraine History Society and the Lorraine Museum, this project should propel Nancy, already well known for its Art Nouveau heritage and Unesco-listed Place Stanislas, to become one of Europe's must-see tourism and cultural destinations.
A walk-through palace
Just a few hundred metres from Place Stanislas, the triangle formed by the
A public building, engaging citizens
Sizeable contributions to the project have come via "MuséoLab" public workshops held in 2015. In small themed groups, the people of Nancy offer their suggestions for future improvements to the extended Palace. These workshops have already outlined attractive tours for families and students and adapted the museum's layout to accommodate handicapped visitors.