tn_musee.jpgMuseum of Folk Art and Traditions
In Auxi-le-Château

Musée local des arts et traditions populaires à Auxi-le-Château. Photo : Jp Johannès.Contact :
Museum of Folk Art and Traditions
Rue du Presbytère (opposite the church)
62390 Auxi le Château
Ph : + 33 (0)

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Description :
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The Auxi le Château museum is located in an old presbytery building built in 1823, opposite Saint Martin's church in the historic quarter 'La Montagne" with its cobbled streets.

A visit to the museum is a time to think about the passing of time. It's an opportunity to ask questions about our society of leisure and consumption.

The reconstitution of Picardy's past allows us to discover different ways of life in the past and imagine evenings by the fire in the light of a kerosene lamp.

At each display you will find out how the products of yesteryear were acquired and produced, their processing techniques and the skills required in the worker's estate (shoe-making, basketwork, using the sawmill and enamelling).

Different stages of life and the rich variety of community events that punctuated life in the past are recalled through objects connected with childhood, religion, the military and traditional festivals.

Outside, you will be delighted by the small garden that belonged to the parish priest which is filled with flowers and medicinal plants. A garden full of pleasant aromas in a picturesque setting.

Every year there is a temporary exhibition in July and August on the first floor (painting, sculpture, ceramics, etc.)

Opening :
-> july and august: every day (except Tuesdays) from 14.30 pm to 18.00 pm 
-> september : the weekend from 15.00pm to 18.00pm.
-> groups by appointment

Prices :
3€/adults, 1€/child under 14
groups adult : 2€/people (15 people max)
groups children : 1€/child

Take advantage of the Museum Pass to discover 2 museums at advantageous prices !