Musée Alsacien

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Europe, France, Strasbourg

The Musée alsacien (Alsatian museum) is a museum in Strasbourg in the Bas-Rhin department of France. It opened on 11 May 1907 and is dedicated to all aspects of (mostly rural) daily life in pre-industrial and early industrial Alsace. It contains over 5000 exhibits and is notable for the reconstruction of the interiors of several traditional houses. The museum also features a rich collection of artifacts documenting the everyday life of Alsatian Jews. It is located in several Renaissance timber framed houses on the Quai Saint-Nicolas. In 1917 it was bought by the city of Strasbourg. Another, quite large, Musée alsacien exist in the city of Haguenau, 30 kilometers north of Strasbourg.