CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene, Moulins

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CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene has a mission to preserve the heritage of over 9,000 costumes from the drama, opera, and ballet theaters. It is the first conservation initiative that is entirely devoted to costumes and stage sets. You can view costume collections, join a guided tour, and enjoy the historical cavalry barracks dating back to the late 18th century in the Quartier Villars building that houses the museum. Plan to see CNCS - Centre National du Costume de Scene and other attractions that appeal to you using our Moulins itinerary maker.
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  • August 15, 2017
    This was a great opportunity to live the history of French stage through costumes. Glimpses of 18th and 19th century fashions and the way they imitated and were influenced by other styles. Also helpfu...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    Superb building well renovated Mills exit many places to park entrance 7 euros.. .and supplement for a slip on the Museum. ... Beautiful pieces exposed with a gym on the Empire a memory moving a dress from scene of the opera singer Jane Rhodes alas in this room music ubiquitous and much too strong and height of the RIDICULOUS s light off after a few seconds so that it is not possible to read the comments on placards rooms interesting to the DRC on the Nureyev dancer serenely alas a quality movie deplorable disappointment because the Museum prides itself on owning thousands of costumes of scenes and n in this q a few hundred in 6 rooms not worth the detour
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  • August 10, 2017
    The National Centre of stage Costume is a must-see Museum in Moulins. The building (former cavalry barracks) is sublime. The Museum is modern, clean, accessible (disabled people, strollers) but especially exciting! Only downside exposure plan is subject to charges; € 2, but it is absolutely not necessary. Count €5 more if you want a guided tour. Exposure on Nureyev's to do (stop watch the short film retracing his life, which is very complete and allows better appreciate the exposure value). The current exhibition is wonderful "Mode, to the city, to the scene". I therefore recommend the CNCS.
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  • July 18, 2017
    A fantastic museum which revives our history through opera and theater costumes...a trip through the ages, the arts and fashion! You will surely like the permanent exhibition on a great dancer, choregraph and producer : Noureiev ! Please do not forget to enjoy the premices : a former military garnison, saved from destruction thanks to its patrimonial protection. Stairs are splendid !
  • January 5, 2017
    A very interesting museum located in a beautiful building and area. There is a main exhibition and a rotating exhibition that changes periodically. If you're in the area or passing through, I'd recommend you take a look, it's definitely worth it.
  • November 20, 2016
    Interesting visit and our guide was fantastic! The building is new but has an old school vibe. Really cool!
  • June 6, 2015
    Excellent - especially the Shakespeare exhibition - but always brilliant
  • August 5, 2017
    Beautiful and surprisingly interesting. To do in tour, the guide (Kudos to it) you all in the world of costume in parallel fashion and the evolution of society. This Museum of costume you'll make a trip in the history of the 17th to the 20th centuries. The brasserie offers good food at a good price.
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