The city's museums de CompiègneART AND HISTORY
The city's three museums de Compiègne constitute a real treasure for lovers of art and history.
The Antoine Vivenel Museum
Installed on the ground floor of the Town Hall, the museum of art and archeology de Compiègne was born from the private collection of art objects of a local patron from whom it takes its name. Since 2016, the permanent route has presented a modern and innovative scenography. In 2023, it was enriched with the historic immersion site “Know Compiègne!” » which offers a virtual tour of major places in the region to be extended in situ using an exploration notebook.
The Historical Figurine Museum
Born from different donations and legacies to the City de Compiègne, Historical Figurine Museum is adjacent to the Town Hall. It presents in the form of dioramas miniature and realistic stagings of historical scenes such as the Battle of Waterloo. The museum houses thousands of figurines, the majority of which constitute armies from History. Entrance is included in the Antoine Vivenel Museum ticket.
The Saint-Corneille cloister museum
Created in the heart of the famous Saint-Corneille Abbey, the Saint-Corneille cloister museum traces the history of this religious monument founded in 877 and which remains the cradle of the city de Compiègne. This extension of the Antoine Vivenel museum houses a rich lapidary collection from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, including the recumbent figure of Joan of Hangest and a statue of Saint Joseph of Arimathien (early 16th century). Free entry.