Musée de la Chartreuse, Molsheim

The Musée de la Chartreuse ("Charterhouse museum") is the municipal museum of Molsheim, a small town in the Bas-Rhin department of France. Founded in 1946 by Henri Gerlinger (1899–1959), it is located since 1985 in the former Carthusian monastery, which had been active from 1598 until its disbandment during the French Revolution, in 1792.[1]

Musée de la Chartreuse, Molsheim
Musée de la Chartreuse
Chartreuse de Molsheim-Extérieur (2).jpg
Entrance of the museum
Established 1946
Location Molsheim, France
Collections religious art
folk art
automotive industry

With a surface of 3 hectares (7.4 acres), the charterhouse used to be a genuine city within the city. The remaining buildings still cover a vast area.[2] The museum includes the great cloister, several reconstructed monastic cells, and some 18th-century reception rooms, and is in part dedicated to the history of the premises. Other sections of the museum include local history (among which the Jesuit college), religious art, and regional folk art. A special section is administered by the "Bugatti Foundation" (Fondation Bugatti), and displays designs, cars, and personal objects from the estate of Ettore Bugatti, as well as works by Carlo, and Rembrandt Bugatti.[3]



  1. ^ Molsheim, Museums and Monuments. Ville de Molsheim. 2015.
  2. ^ "Une chartreuse dans la ville". Société d’histoire et d’archéologie de Molsheim et environs. Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Fondation Bugatti et Musée de la Chartreuse" (PDF). Ville de Molsheim. Retrieved 10 January 2020.

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Coordinates: 48°32′34.50″N 7°29′25.50″E / 48.5429167°N 7.4904167°E / 48.5429167; 7.4904167