Visit to the Hanau Museum


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Discover the history, culture and natural environment of the charming Hanau area at this museum with a modern style.

The Pays de Hanau Museum is housed in a remarkably renovated architectural complex, listed as a Historic Monument. The 16th century wheat market and the former 14th century castle chapel serve as the setting for this Museum of France, a real tool for interpreting a territory with multiple heritages.


Closed for works: from 24 December 2023 to 02 April 2024 inclusive.

From 1 July to 15 September: Wednesday to Friday, 10am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday: 2pm to 6pm.

14 July and 15 August:
- if Wednesday, Thursday or Friday: 2pm to 6pm
- if Monday or Tuesday: closed

Museum closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (including public holidays).

From 16 September to 30 June: Wednesday to Sunday, 2pm to 6pm.
Museum closed Mondays and Tuesdays (including public holidays).

Exceptionally closed: 1 May and Easter Sunday and 1 June. 


03 88 00 38 39

Hanau Museum

The Bouxwiller museum was created by an association in 1933. Gauthier Thieling, its first curator, was a history enthusiast and literature teacher at the Bouxwiller secondary school. Initially housed in the Town Hall, the museum acquired an important collection of popular arts and traditions under the impetus of its second curator, Alfred Matt, who remained in post until 1995.

In 1994, the town of Bouxwiller joined the mutualised conservation scheme set up by the Vosges du Nord Regional Nature Park and appointed a professional curator. The project of a society museum, dealing with the territory as a whole and in all its dimensions, beyond popular arts and traditions, began to emerge. It then obtained the "Musée de France" designation and became municipal.

On 29 June 2013, after two years of work, the new Museum of the Pays de Hanau opened its doors and exhibited a selection of its collections in an attractive and warm scenography.