Musée de la Société d'histoire : Les Amis de Thann

Vierge à l'enfant, XIIIe siècle, tilleul
Photo: Albert Ehret

The Museum is located near the Thur river, in the former wheat exchange built in 1519. The ground floor is devoted to the collections of sculptures, with original statues from Saint-Thiebaut's collegiate church and other buildings. A huge screw press is displayed on the same floor. Religious pictures, the worship of Saint-Thiebaut in Thann and in Gubbio are the main attractions on the first floor, together with documents on the castle and the fortifications surrounding the town, whether still visible or not. The last two floors are dedicated to local folk art and traditions, regional artists, local head gear, an Alsatian bedroom, life in the country with its utensils, a clogmaker's workshop, the process for printing on textiles. Minerals are presented in showcases. The most recent addition to the Museum is the room devoted to Charles Walch (1896-1948), a native artist. In 2006, two expositions: the paintings of Joseph Claerr, a native artist, and a superb collection of sewing-machines.

Additional information
  • Altitude : 344m
  • Price advantages :
    • Free for children (age limit) : 6
  • Type of visits proposed : Guided tour for groups
  • Languages spoken : French, German
  • Group headcount :
    • Maxi : 15

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