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Musée d'Art et d'Histoire. Hôtel Beurnier-Rossel

History and tradition
Art
Montbéliard
France
Museum of Art and History. Hôtel Beurnier-Rossel
The Beurnier Museum, located in the heart of the city, is a place of remembrance dedicated to the city of Montbéliard. The town house, built in 1774 for Georges David Rossel and Anne Madeleine Beurnier, two citizens associated with the court of Württemberg, remained in possession of the family until 1917 and was then bequeathed to the city to be converted into a historical museum.

The first floor displays a bourgeois living room, adorned with portraits of family members and famous persons, furniture from the famous carpenter Abraham Nicolas Couleru, chairs, armchairs and sofas in Louis-quinze and Louis-seize style as well as the complete library of a scholar from the age of Enlightenment. The second floor is devoted to the history of traditions in the Montbéliard region with its two particularities – German princedom and Protestantism. The exhibition here showcases cupboards from Montbéliard, traditional local headwear, measuring units from the principality, folkloric pictures from the Deckherr printing press together with some toys from the 18th and 19th centuries. The top floor houses a collection of musical clocks that were produced in the factory of “L'Épèe de Sainte-Suzanne”, a small village near Montbéliard.
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire. Hôtel Beurnier-Rossel
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire. Hôtel Beurnier-Rossel
Opening hours

WED-SUN 14.00-18.00

Closed: 1/01, 1/05, 1/11, 25/12, 01/01/2016
Address
Musée d'Art et d'Histoire. Hôtel Beurnier-Rossel
8 place Saint-Martin
25200
Montbéliard
France
+33 3 81 99 22 61

47.509949, 6.797509