Musée Départemental de l’Oise
Musée Départemental de l’Oise information
The outstanding Musée Départemental de l’Oise is housed in the former bishops’ palace with its distinctive round bastions just west of Cathédrale St-Pierre. It has sections dedicated to archaeology, medieval wood carvings, French and Italian paintings (including a number of gruesome 16th-century works depicting decapitations), ceramics and art nouveau. Highlights include the Dieu Guerrier Gaulois de St-Maur , a slender and aristocratic-looking Celtic warrior made of hammered sheet brass in the 1st century AD; the early-17th-century funerary monument of nobleman Charles de Fresnoy; and a wonderfully complete, late-19th- century art nouveau dining room.