All of France's regions have a rich folklore, but Alsace's is particularly abundant: housing, home decoration, culinary arts, gastronomy, villages in bloom and more make a big contribution to its reputation and attract millions of visitors every year, in ever growing numbers.
Much of the region's skills can be found in the Alsatian Museum, Strasbourg, which tells the story of rural life in the region, particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Established in 1907 in a building that provides a typical example of Strasbourg architecture, it has been regularly extended in order to accommodate its growing collections and increasing visitor numbers.
From costumes to furniture, ceramics, everyday objects, craftsmen's workshops and reconstructions of typical interiors, like the "Stube" (communal room where family and servants ate lunch together) and its alcove, visitors move around as they would in a real inhabited house, fragrant with the scent of wood.
The museum also tells the story of winegrowing and dairy farming, the wealth of a region with many charms. You will also be offered a little glass of schnapps, the local brandy… to be enjoyed responsibly!
|Opening times||Monday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Tuesday: Fermé • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Friday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM|
|Address||23-25 Quai Saint-Nicolas, Strasbourg|
|Telephone||+33 3 68 98 51 52|