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Sens, Musées

The former archbishops' palace, next to the cathedral of Sens, is gradually taking in and putting into a coherent whole all the collections of Sens. These are the collections of the town of Sens, of the Sens Archeological Society, and of the State (the treasures of the cathedral and of the Bishops' Palace).

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The prehistory and protohistory rooms have on display a large amount of material found in the northern part of Yonne, with the extremely rich collection of Gallic-Roman sculptures (steles, mosaics etc) is among the leading ones of Europe.
Since 2002 the Marrey collection has graced the Museums of Sens with furniture, ceramics, Flemish, Dutch and modern paintings, and sculptures.
The Treasure of Sens Cathedral, the largest in France together with that of Sainte-Foy de Conques, has tapestries, cloth and goldsmiths' work.

Further information
Knowledge base
To discover the national collections, you can access the databases of the Ministry of Culture :

Joconde database
Practical information
Musées de Sens
Place de la Cathédrale
89100 SENS

tel. : 03 86 64 46 22 accueil
fax : 03 86 83 88 99

e-mail :

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from 1st October to 31 May:
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12 noon and from 2pm to 6pm.
Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2pm to 6pm.
• Groups in the morning by prior appointment.
Except Tuesday
June and September:
every day from 10 am to 12 noon and from 2pm to 6pm.
except Tuesday
School holidays (except summer)
every day from 10am to 12 noon and from 2pm to 6pm.
except Tuesday
July and August:
every day from 10am to 6pm
except Tuesday.

Entrance fees
Museums •adult price: 4 euros
• reduced price: 3 euros
free up to 18 years old
• free every Sunday
Special exhibitions
• free for all

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Also at the museum

CEREP(Heritage Research and Study Centre)
CEREP - Sens Museums, created in partnership with the Sens Archeology Society, and connected by agreements with the University of Burgundy and the U.M.R. 5594 (CNRS), is intended to promote teaching and research in the fields of archeology and art history, as well as developing practical training related the museums' topics and to conservation.
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The Sens Museums offer post cards, guides, exhibition catalogues and scientific works about its heritage, as well as about the many moulds taken from its collections.

Casting workshop
The workshop, which was started in 1986, covers all the stages of working with moulds, from taking the imprint to adding the patina. The workshop moulds are taken very precisely from the collections of the Sens museums or other museums. This specialised and unusual work is made possible by the presence of qualified staff.