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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.


Guided tour

Visite sur le pouce

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 26 November 2019


Temporary exhibition

Traversées / Kimsooja

Musée Sainte-Croix
From 12 October 2019 to 19 January 2020


Event

Prêts Claudel-Rodin

Musée Sainte-Croix
From 07 March 2019 to 07 March 2020



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