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“A patrician’s house which became a small but interesting local museum”

Musee de l'hotel Sandelin
Ranked #7 of 15 things to do in Saint-Omer
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stairs / lift, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Lockers / storage
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

Having missed visiting this museum a few times before because it was closed, we finally succeeded on an afternoon. We started by visiting its most interesting pieces, two beautifully decorated rooms, with carved wooden paneling depicting allegories of spring, summer, autumn and winter, later on also Flemish paintings, some statues, and lots of mainly locally produced earthenwares and porcelains. Quite a varied collection, certainly worth a visit.

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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Lovely old house turned into a museum housing historic local paintings and sculptures. Staff very friendly and helpful.

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

We went to this museum with low expectations since Saint-Omer is a small town of Pas-de-Calais. We were greatly surprised by this museum. It has a collection of art quite remarkable. It is an old mansion with beautiful paintings, Chinese porcelain, old furniture; beautifully decorated rooms and even old armory, sculpture. When we visited the place they had a small exhibition about Shakespeare in Art with some art work from Eugéne Delacroix. Definitively, the highlight of our recent visit to Saint-Omer. For those of you who are planning to visity the city, the best plan is to visit it on Saturdays. Go to the market, have lunch and then visit the museum at 14:00 when the museum reopens. You can visit the museum in one hour, one hour an a half. and then take the train to Lille at 16:00 hours.

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Reviewed 14 April 2017

When we entered into this museum, we expected to pay our fare. They refused. On Sunday, the museum was free. Wow! That is a bonus.

In here were many beautiful paintings, some from the Flanders. Their furniture was quite unique as well.

By the stairs was a large statue of Alphonse de Neuville.

On the first floor was a harp and a harpsichord. We also found two bibles from the past, adorned to its maximum. So beautiful!

What was unique is that they had numerous toy soldiers and they had arranged them perfectly.

They also had amazing decorations by using smoking pipes. I had never seen such a thing before. Wow!

I enjoyed this museum. I learned a lot there and enjoyed all the beauty that I had seen. A perfect visit! Worthwhile to see!

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Went to visit this local museum on a Sunday (when it also happens to be free) and had fairly low expectations. Thought there would be the usual series of rather dull rooms with mediocre boring paintings. How wrong! This place is a world class gem. The medieval treasures of sculpture and church furnishings would be fought over by any top notch National museum. The gilded copper and champleve enamel crucifix base of c 1180 is worth the journey on its own. Maybe too esoteric for some but just give it a try. Find of the year for me!

Thank simong251
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