Strasbourg is rich in history and culture, with so many museums to visit! Between the Second World War, the vodou cults or the Alsatian art, I had the opportunity to visit several of these museums. I wanted to tell you more about my favorite ones. If you have the opportunity to go to Strasbourg, don't hesitate to visit one of these magnificent places!
Note that museums in Strasbourg are free on the 1st Sunday of the month and for disabled people. But also for the holders of Museums-PASS-Musées, Pass'Alsace for 3 days and Culture, AtoutVoir and Édu'Pass cards!
The Historical Museum of Strasbourg
If you're coming to Strasbourg, you should absolutely begin your stay by visiting the Historical Museum. This is the place to go to understand the history of Strasbourg!
You will learn a lot about the city's past - from the Middle Ages to the creation of the European institutions. You'll also discover objects that have marked the history of the city, such as the original Homme de Fer or the painting of the birth of the Marseillaise. The proposed tour is enriching and exciting from start to finish.
The Alsatian Museum
The Alsatian museum is located in 3 historical buildings. The museum takes you into the traditional life of a typical house of the 18th and 19th century. You'll discover authentic objects and a decoration of the time in all the rooms. This cultural place offers you a unique visit to understand the history of our beautiful region, here in Alsace.
The Aubette 1928
In Strasbourg, the artistic and architectural movement of avant-garde is put forward. Within the Aubette, an important leisure complex was created in 1928 and decorated by 3 famous artists: Theo Van Doesburg, Sophie Taeuber-Arp and Hans Jean Arp.
They wanted to break with the art of the past and create a cultural place turned towards a new art current. It is a real leisure complex of the time that was restored and classified as a Historical Monument in 2006.
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg
The unmissable Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Strasbourg has been located on the banks of the Ill since 1998. This remarkably imposing monument exhibits emblematic works of art.
You'll find there the room dedicated to Gustave Doré on the first floor, a restaurant and a permanent exhibition of contemporary works upstairs. The works on display vary according to art movements. They spread out over 5,000 m².
Tomi Ungerer Museum
In the Villa Greiner, 14,000 works of the famous cartoonist Tomi Ungerer are on display. He decided to donate some of his works, toys and documentary archives to his home town, Strasbourg. You'll enjoy discovering the themes Tomi Ungerer addressed in his works: drawings for children, satirical and advertising drawings and also erotic works.
The museum also has works by 20th and 21st century illustrators (depending on the exhibitions).
Museum of the Œuvre Notre-Dame, behind the scenes of the Cathedral of Strasbourg
Located at the foot of the cathedral, it's difficult to miss the museum of the Œuvre Notre-Dame! You'll quickly be impressed by the wealth of medieval and Renaissance works of art from Alsace. It's such as a journey that will lead you to discover the collections of great artists of Alsatian art from the Middle Ages to 1681... through 40 rooms!
The museum can also be seen outside with the gothic garden. It's a beautiful garden organized in 9 squares with ornamental, medicinal, aromatic and condiment plants.
The museum also has games for children so don't hesitate to ask for more information at the reception.
Museum of Decorative Arts
In the wing of the former stables of the Palais Rohan is the Museum of Decorative Arts. The universe of the French monarchy is sublimated in the large royal apartments and through the works of art from Strasbourg from 1681 to 1871. During the visit, I recommend you to visit Napoleon 1st's room.
MM Park, the military museum of the Second World War
Are you interested in the Second World War? MM Park, located in La Wantzenau (near Strasbourg), is one of the largest museums in Europe dedicated to this period of history. There you'll find a large collection of war objects, which is maintained by a passionate person who travels the world to complete their collection: 400 costumes, 120 vehicles and many weapons.
If you're with your children, I recommend that you stop by the play area.
Château Vodou Museum
If your curiosity turns to the origin and history of the Vodou religion, the Chateau Vodou Museum's the cultural place not to be missed. It houses the largest private collection of West African Voodoo objects in the world.
The Vodou Museum's housed in an old water tower that was built between 1878 and 1883. Through the various collections, one can better understand this mystical universe : the rites, the objects and especially the voodoo pantheon that is composed of more than 400 deities, who make the link between the visible and invisible world. It's a museum not to be missed in Strasbourg, managed by the Association of Friends of the Vodou Museum.