With its discreet façades overlooking the banks of the Ill, the Alsatian Museum is a real invitation to lose yourself amidst its typical half-timbered architecture dating from around 1600.
What does it mean to be Alsatian, from the 18th century to the present day? Do you know the stories behind all these everyday objects that look as ordinary as a chair, a headdress or a wine jug? What is the meaning of the rituals of the shiva, the Christmas tree, the hunt for 'hamez or the baptismal wishes?
In an atmosphere that is both familiar and astonishing, the visitor discovers, one after the other, faithful or idealised reconstructions of a stùb (living room), a kitchen, a pharmacy, etc. A museum trail spanning three buildings reveals the witnesses of everyday life and surprising objects from yesterday and today.
The Alsatian Museum sees itself as a reflection of the region's population: multicultural and in constant evolution. It offers exhibitions throughout the year and a dynamic programme for all audiences, creating a link between tradition and modernity.