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The Sainte-Croix museum, museum of archeology and Fine Arts

This building was built in 1974, on the site that was occupied by the Benedictine community of Sainte-Croix since the 19th century. Its very mineral appareance is made of materials left untreated, furthermore, the museum integrates vestiges of human habitation in its basement, discovered during the (...) Find out more


Focus

The Sainte-Croix museum is, by the significance and the quality of its funds, the first museum of the region of the Poitou-Charentes. Designed by the architect Jean Monge (1971), it stands on the former site of the Sainte-Croix abbey.

It presents archeological collections from the Prehistory to the Early Middle Ages as well as a department of fine arts including works from the 15th century to the beginning of the 20th century.

The Sainte-Croix museum has a Cultural Department (conferences, readouts, cinematographic projections, documentary films, concerts…) and an Educational Service (pedagogical animations for scholar groups, extra-scholar animations for the young visitors…).

A Documentation Centre is accessible to the students, teachers and investigators upon appointment

The Société des Amis des Musées de Poitiers (S.A.M.P.) offers year-round cultural activities (conferences, travels…) and receives any request of information and inscriptions by mail and by telephone (answering service at the museum on Thursday mornings).

An auditorium with a capacity of 200 people can receive seminars, conferences, workshops on reservation (rates on request).

A shop offers a selection of books based on the permanent collections and the temporary exhibitions of the museum as well as merchandising.


Temporary exhibition

Sorties de réserve

Musée Sainte-Croix
From 01 October 2020 to 31 October 2020


Guided tour

Visite sur le pouce

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 03 November 2020


Activities for young people

P'tit atelier du mercredi 4-6 ans

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 04 November 2020


Guided tour

Visite sur le pouce

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 05 November 2020


Guided tour

Visite sur le pouce

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 06 November 2020


Event

Démonstration de taille de silex

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 08 November 2020


Guided tour

Présentation de l’exposition «L’archéologie à Grande Vitesse»

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 08 November 2020


Guided tour

Visite sur le pouce

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 10 November 2020


Event

Nuit européenne des Musées

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 14 November 2020


Guided tour

Visite sur le pouce


The 17 November 2020


Guided tour

Visite en duo


The 18 November 2020


Guided tour

Visite sur le pouce

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 24 November 2020


Show, lecture, concert …

Pas-sage musical au musée

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 29 November 2020


Guided tour

Via femina, les femmes dans les collections

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 29 November 2020


Temporary exhibition

L'Archéologie à Grande Vitesse : 50 sites fouillés entre Tours et Bordeaux

Musée Sainte-Croix
From 09 July 2020 to 06 December 2020


Temporary exhibition

Camille de la Croix (1831-1911). Un archéologue dans la ville : Poitiers à cœur ouvert

Musée Sainte-Croix
From 06 November 2020 to 31 January 2021


Temporary exhibition

Syrk, de la ville au musée

Musée Sainte-Croix
From 02 October 2020 to 21 February 2021



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