© Musée du Pays Welche
© Musée du Pays Welche
Maison du Pays Welche
Maison du Pays Welche
Maison du Pays Welche
Maison du Pays Welche
Maison du Pays Welche

Museum of Religious Art

The Museum of Religious Arts is located in the former Saint-Thiébaut chapel in Fréland. Here you can discover archive documents, religious vestments, objects of Catholic worship from the 18th and 19th centuries and paintings.In 1771, Nicolas Herque, a citizen of Fréland, wanted to build a chapel there. He undertook to build it on a plot of land belonging to him and to ensure its maintenance. In 1773, he obtained permission from the Bishop of Basel to bless it. The chapel was erected and blessed a year later.In 1895, the road to Aubure was widened. As a result, the St. Thiébaut chapel was cut off and lost its function as a place of worship. It was replaced in 1896 by the neo-Gothic chapel made of pink sandstone from the Welche region, located on the mountain. The first chapel was demolished and then rebuilt to its present size.The initiative for the creation of the Museum of Religious Art was taken by Mr Marius Ronecker, then president of the Fabrique Council. He submitted the request on 19 August 1981. The museum was inaugurated in 1988.

Additional information
  • Prices :
    • Adult rate : 2€
  • Type of visits proposed : Guided tour for individuals with reservation, Guided tour for groups with reservation
  • Languages spoken : French
  • Group headcount :
    • Maxi : 20

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