Called Musee La Piscine because of its location in a former indoor swimming pool, this decorative museum of art and industry displays 19th- and 20th-century paintings, sculptures, textiles, ceramics, and glass. As you walk into the Art Deco interior, the central pool lined with statues greets you. Water bubbles through the mouth of the Fountain of Neptune. The textile room connects you with the town's industry through its rare collection of pattern books and samples, ranging from Coptic Egypt up to contemporary styles. Other rooms display neoclassical and realist works, art by local painters, and ceramics. Specialized rooms include the Oriental room and the porcelain factory, containing works by Picasso. Make Musee La Piscine part of your personalized Roubaix itinerary using our Roubaix online journey builder.
Musee La Piscine reviews
Such a different arranged and interesting museum. If you go to Lille, you must come here. One of the best museum's I've been to. more »
Set in an extended art deco swimming pool, this is a collection of the most brilliant fine arts, and especially sculpture - more boobs than a live TV link man. The space around the pool is... more »
Very very nice museum! Nice to see how they re-used the old changing rooms and showers. There is some great artwork here as well and cool to "walk through the water". If you're nearby, defiantly pay a visit here.
This is a beautiful must see museum, quirky lay out always more just around the corner. The reason I've not given a 5 star rating is because the notation on some exhibits was vague. Eg. 5 items in a cabinet, a list at the side but no relating numbers on the items. An audio guide in English was very good but obviously didn't cover every item. More English description would have made it perfect.
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