Alsatian Museum in Haguenau

The building, which was partially remodelled in the 19th century, was built around 1486 and served as the chancellery of the former Free City of Haguenau until 1790. The building was originally built with gables. The six medieval brackets on the balcony come from the 14th century town hall (destroyed in 1784). The paintings on the façade date from the beginning of the century and represent the arms and seal of Haguenau, the coat of arms of the Empire and the coats of arms of patricians and notables of the Free City.

The astronomical clock, with astrolabe dial, comes from the Historical Museum for which it was made in 1904 by the firm Hörz in Ulm, Germany. It is a copy of the clock built for the Ulm Town Hall in 1581 by the Swiss Isaac Habrecht.

The square tower, built to house the city archives, was also occupied by the treasury, the office and the chancellor's secretary's quarters. The municipal archives were kept here until they were transferred to the Historical Museum building at the beginning of the 20th century.

The Alsatian Museum was set up in this building in 1972 to present the collections of folk arts and traditions previously kept in the Historical Museum.

1 place Joseph Thierry
67500 Haguenau

03 88 06 59 99

Visit the Alsatian Museum in Haguenau


A former chancellery dating from the 15th century, this is the most obvious legacy of the former powers of the Imperial city. This is where the archives and treasures of the town were securely stored. The Alsace Museum houses lots of useful and decorative objects which illustrate 19th-century life in the Alsace.

One room is reserved for different regional costumes. There is also a reconstruction of a potter’s workshop, alongside a traditional interior with a kitchen and a “Stub” (chamber) equipped with an alcove. The astronomical clock is a copy of one built for Ulm (Germany) in 1581 by Isaac Habrecht of Switzerland.

Horaires d'ouverture

From 16 September to 30 June: Wednesday to Sunday from 2pm to 5.30pm

From 1 July to 15 September: Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 12pm and from 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Exceptionally closed on 1 January, Easter Sunday, 1 May, 1 November and 25 December

Public price
Adult : €3.00
Kid : Free
Price with the pass
Adult : Free
Kid : Free

Access conditions

  • By bus: line 1 and 2 stop Ancienne Douane

  • Vieille Ile and Halle aux Houblons car parks
  • Pedestrian access
    10 minutes from the station

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