Museums and exhibition venues
Discover the museums of Sundgau, especially the Sundgauvien Museum, Rhine Center for Contemporary Art, Firefighter Museum or Haute-Alsace Memorial...as well as the surrounding museums, Mulhouse, Basel et St. Louis.
Located in Altkirch and near Switzerland (Basel) and Germany (Friborg), the CRAC Alsace is a contemporary art center dedicated to research and creation which, through the design of exhibitions, d editions and specific actions of mediation, endeavors to support artistic production by promoting encounters between the public, artists and works.
COMMON VISITS TO EXHIBITIONS
The public service offers guided tours of the exhibitions throughout the year.
Every Saturday and Sunday at 15 p.m., mediations are organized.
Mediators accompany you in the exhibition and give you keys to understanding the works on display.
Guided tours of the exhibitions are also offered all week by appointment.
Nestled at the foot of the ancestral castle which gave it birth and clinging to the mountainside, the town of Ferrette still seems to want to defend itself from a hypothetical invader ...
It is in the middle of paths and on medieval alleys protected by remarkable buildings, that our guide will accompany you on a fascinating journey through time.
During this "odyssey", you will rub shoulders with the Counts of Ferrette of course, but also the Emperors of Austria, King Louis XIV and even His Serene Highness Albert II of Monaco, whose links with Ferrette are recounted in the museum space. , a building dating from 1572, itself steeped in history!
History but also nature, since the city of the Counts, shelters an exceptional biodiversity characteristic of the Alsatian Jura massif of which it is the capital….
The museum space is located on the ground floor of the town hall of Ferrette, a building from 1572 listed in the inventory of historical monuments. It offers a permanent exhibition which traces in three languages (French, German, English) the history of the city and the county. The opportunity to get to know the Habsburgs, the Mazarins and the Grimaldis, who left their mark on local history, through chronological panels and an audiovisual montage around the model of Ferrette. A touch screen allows you to view several videos on personalities who have marked Ferrette, such as Léon Lehmann, or to discover some reports on Ferrette.
These exhibitions were put on by history enthusiasts: Roland Vogel and Jean-Jacques Kielwasser, from Trésors de Ferrette, Paul-Bernard Munch and Philippe Lacourt, vice-presidents of the Sundgau History Society. Béatrice Kielwasser coordinated this exhibition set up by all the members of the association.
The museum area also hosts temporary exhibitions.
Guided tours on request for groups and schools: tel. 03 89 68 23 20.
Closed during the winter period
The Memorial of Haute Alsace is a project which follows on from the exhibition Les Tranchées Oubliés. Personalities and local facts such as the Zero Kilometer, Corporal Jules-André Peugeot, Second Lieutenant Mayer or the unique character of this piece of Alsace occupied by the French army will make it possible to enhance the unique past of the region. Sundgau region in the Great War of 14-18. The Memorial allows visitors to discover the daily life of both soldiers and civilians during this conflict and to understand their different viewpoints.
This museum, the smallest in the world and specialist in postcards, preserves a collection of more than 20.000 postcards in a thousand binders from the surrounding villages, some of which date back over a hundred years. Come and discover local customs, religious festivals, work in the fields, trades ... as well as the history of the postcard.
One of the largest firefighter museums in France.
It takes over, completes, modernizes and above all presents in its own premises the prestigious collection which has so far constituted the museum of the firefighter of Mulhouse and which was presented within the framework of the Musée du Chemin de Fer à Mulhouse from 1978 to 2003.
Two halls (1100 and 1200 m2), showcases, an audio-visual room, a shop, a library ... Machines on wheels, a hundred equipment (equipment, clothing, unusual objects ...), a central full telephone, public fire alarms ...
The museum is housed in a former 19th century woolen mill bought by the Schlumpf Brothers and transformed into a showcase for their fabulous collection.
You can stroll through 3 spaces: the Automobile Adventure (which brings together the "ancestors" and the "classics"), the Automobile Race area (where you will see exceptional sports models from the beginnings of automobile racing to the present day) and the Automobile Masterpieces area (with some of the most prestigious models in the world, including 2 Bugatti Royales).
During your visit, you can also take advantage of the animations, videos, simulators, playgrounds or even an experience of driving vintage cars on the racetrack… a must!
This museum has an original history, a true fairy tale: it is an annex of the historical museum of Mulhouse created by a priest in love with his land and eager to save the witnesses and customs of yesteryear.
It is housed in a beautiful restored peasant house.
The collections revolve around several themes: trades, domestic life, agricultural life, religious life, and retrace the life of peasants in the Sundgau in the 19th and early 20th centuries, a world that seems far away ...
Housed in a beautiful Renaissance building, residence of the former bailiffs, the Sundgauvien Museum presents the history, life and customs of southern Alsace and more particularly of Sundgau.
The museum is distinguished by its unique configuration: it is in fact divided into two completely distinct parts. The first presents the works of Mulhouse artist Dan Gerbo. As for the second, French and international artists and galleries will have the opportunity to benefit from spaces to rent monthly to exhibit and sell their works.
Every first Friday of the month from 17 p.m. to 21 p.m., presentation of a new temporary exhibition in the presence of the artist. Free drink with entry price.