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Introduction :

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


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.

Expo biodiversité

Temporary exhibition

Grotte de La Marche. Images, fossiles et biodiversité au Magdalénien

Musée Sainte-Croix
From 25 September 2021 to 31 December 2021

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