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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

Le Siège de Poitiers en 1569

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 23 July 2019


Guided tour

Les incontournables du musée

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 30 July 2019


Guided tour

Les œuvres de Camille Claudel

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 06 August 2019


Show, lecture, concert …

Concert des 20 ans d'Habanera

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 10 August 2019


Film showings

Quand le musée s'offre une toile

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 13 August 2019


Workshop for young people

Croqu'musée été 2019

Musée Sainte-Croix
From 16 July 2019 to 14 August 2019


Guided tour

Les incontournables du musée

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 20 August 2019


Guided tour

Les Orientalistes

Musée Sainte-Croix
The 27 August 2019


Temporary exhibition

Agrégation #4 : construction - déconstruction

Musée Sainte-Croix
From 06 June 2019 to 22 September 2019


Event

Prêts Claudel-Rodin

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



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