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Musée Théodore Deck et des Pays du Florival

Art
History and tradition
Guebwiller
France
Located in a former residence of the canons of Murbach, the Musée Théodore Deck et des Pays du Florival traces the history of Guebwiller, the former capital of the Principality of Murbach, and its surrounding region on five levels.

It is a museum of art and local history but with a very particular specificity: a remarkable collection of earthenware by the famous ceramist Theodore Deck, a child of Guebwiller.

The subsoil houses a geological collection that traces life in our region from 400 million years ago to the historical period. An exceptional collection of minerals from all over the Vosges mountains shows the extraordinary diversity of the mineral world. Lapidary remains illustrate the rich architectural past of the Florival Valley: vintage lintels, ancient baptistries, crosses of calvaries etc....

The first floor is dedicated to the religious and secular art of the former abbey principality of Murbach: ancient seals, Guebwiller coins, religious objects, sculptures from the 16th to 18th centuries.


The three upper floors contain collections of old crafts and show the evolution of the city "from the seigneurial capital to the Mulhouse of the Vosges".

Two entire floors are dedicated to a child of this period: Theodore Deck born in Guebwiller in 1823, who died in Paris as administrator of the Manufacture Nationale de Porcelaine de Sèvres.

The Musée Théodore Deck et des Pays du Florival has the largest and most varied collection of ceramics by this artist, often presented as the 19th century Bernard Pallissy. Among the 200 pieces on display are reconstructions of a bathroom and a tiled veranda by Theodore Deck from two industrial villas in Guebwiller.
This remarkable collection has made the Museum internationally renowned.
Musée Théodore Deck
Musée Théodore Deck
Musée Théodore Deck
Opening hours
Open all year
From
Monday - Wednesday: Closed
Thursday - Friday: 14:00-18:00
Saturday - Sunday: 10:00-12:00, 14:00-18:00
Address
Musée Théodore Deck et des Pays du Florival
1 rue du 4 Février
68500
Guebwiller
France
+33 3 89 74 22 89

47.905916, 7.215265