There are a great number of museums for you to discover in Nancy, and for all tastes! Greater Nancy has no less than 6 museums: Fine Arts (Beaux Arts), the Lorraine Museum, l’Ecole de Nancy (School of Nancy) and the cultural and scientific museums of the region, the Nancy Aquarium-Museum, the History of Iron Museum (musée de l’histoire du Fer) and the Botanical Gardens of Montet (Jardin Botanique).
Families must not be put off by the word ‘museum’! Particularly here in Nancy as some of the museums like the Nancy Aquarium and Botanical Gardens are just perfect for a family outing! The museums have foreseen the need, during certain periods, to have tours just for children.
The History of Iron Museum and l’Ecole de Nancy Museum (and of course the Botanical Gardens) have beautiful gardens, in fact the former is in the middle of the Montaigu Park (parc de Montaigu), a great place for a walk. The garden of the latter is considered an extension of the collections of the museum. Plant life really had an influential role here.
Please note: Entry to the museums is free the first Sunday of each month. Closures are studied weekly to ensure there is always something to see.