Historical Museum of Mulhouse

Mulhouse, France

The Musée historique de Mulhouse is a municipal history museum and archaeology museum in Mulhouse. It is housed since 1969 in Mulhouse's Old Town Hall, a Northern Renaissance building dating mainly from 1552.

The interiors of the Old Town Hall with their intact original decoration are an integral part of the museum. The museum's medieval sculptures are on display in the neighbouring Museum of Fine Arts, such as a Saint George Slaying the Dragon from 1490, originally from Tyrol. That work, as well as many others, is on permanent loan to the municipal collections of Mulhouse by the Société industrielle de Mulhouse (SIM), a learned society established in 1826 by local industrialists such as Dollfus, Koechlin, and Schlumberger which had begun collecting artworks in 1831.


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Founded: 1969
Category: Museums in France


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Phill Heyworth (8 months ago)
Beautiful building with a great exhibition and treasure hunt for kids.
N P (Niki) (8 months ago)
Free entry which is very pleasant. Friendly staff. Lots to look around inside. Will be helpful to have some English information as all displays are either French/ German. Very hard to understand and having to translate everything to get a better understanding. The only downside is having to wearing backpack on the front because they are afraid it will knock into something but this is rarely possible as most things are bordered off. It was actually worse trying to carry backpack on the front as made it difficult to move arms around and take photos or bend to see displays.
Emily Aldridge (9 months ago)
This building is beautiful from the outside! It was free to go inside and although there was no information in English (which is fine but something to be aware of) there was lots of staff around who were very enthusiastic and wanted to tell us as much as they could about the history of the area, which was great!
Roie Reuveni (10 months ago)
What a surprisingly beautiful museum! You can see Europe at it was up to thousands of years ago though with real weapons, currency, clothing and more. I say, if you already made it to Mulhouse, stop by there, it's a very small place and I'm pretty sure it was free!
János Kiss (5 years ago)
We loved our visit to the city hall and the museum. The building is so historically and unique. You can visit the museum free of charge and learn about the city's history on 3 floors of the building. The staff is kind. It is a really nice thing from the city to enter the museum without ticket fee. So everybody has opportunity to know the history of Alsace and Mulhouse.
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