The Musée départemental de l'Oise is a museum in the former bishop's palace in Beauvais, Oise, in northern France. It is classified as a historical monument.Building historyThe museum is housed in the former palace of the Bishop of Beauvais, who was also the Count of Beauvais and a peer of France. The original palace was built on a Roman wall below the Beauvais Cathedral by Henry of France, son of King Louis VI of France and Bishop of Beauvais from 1149 to 1161. Following a riot in the 14th century the bishop built a fortified entrance guarded by two towers. In the 16th century Bishop Louis Villiers de l’Isle Adam (1497–1521) rebuilt the palace in Renaissance style with Gothic decoration. The clock tower in the facade holds a stairway leading up to a belfry with three bells, one of them made in 1506.After the French Revolution the palace was made the seat of the prefecture in 1800, then returned to the bishopric in 1822. In 1846 it became a courthouse. In 1848 Prosper Mérimée had the building placed on the list of historical monuments. The court moved out of the building in 1973, and renovations were made between 1974 and 1981, when the museum opened. The building began to show structural problems caused by the many visitors, and was closed to the public in 1997. Temporary exhibitions were given in the structurally sound sections of the building. A renovation project was started in 2013 and the museum reopened in January 2015. The renovation cost over €9.5 million, supported by the Oise Department in partnership with the Picardy Region.Take a look at our Beauvais driving holiday planner to schedule your visit to MUDO - Musee de l'Oise and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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Ce musée s'est installé dans l'ancien évéché entre la cathdrale et le bord d'une riviere . Entrés gratuite . Magnifique façade et expositions temporaires présentées à l'intérieur. more »This museum has settled in the old hatched between the cathedral and the edge of a river. Free entrances. Beautiful façade and temporary exhibitions presented inside.
Le musée nous a offert gratuitement une superbe exposition de céramique régionale. Très intéressante de par les explications et de magnifiques pièces ! Merci pour cette initiative et surtout j'encoura... more »The museum offered us a superb exhibition of regional ceramics for free. Very interesting because of the explanations and beautiful pieces! Thank you for this initiative and above all I strongly encourage these free access to our heritage!
Lovely free museum several floors of exhibits, including the attic.
Lovely and wonderful place to visit.opens every day except Tuesday..
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