Musée Départemental de l’Oise

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Musée Départemental de l’Oise information

Location
Paris , France
Address
1 rue du Musée
Telephone
+33 3 44 11 43 83
More information
www.oise.fr
Prices
admission free
Opening hours
10am-noon & 2-6pm Wed-Mon, no midday closure in Jul & Aug
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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.