Museums of Metz

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Musées de Metz Métropole - la Cour d'Or
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Statuary of the Chèvremont granary
Established 1839
Location 2 rue du Haut Poirier, 57000 Metz, France
Type archeological museum, medieval museum. architecture Museum, Historic site
Website www.musees.metzmetropole.fr

The Museums of Metz (Musées de Metz), in Metz, France, were founded in 1839. They are also known as the Golden Courtyard Museums, in reference to the palace of Austrasia's kings in Metz, whose buildings they occupy. The collections in this museum(s) are distributed through a 3,500 m² labyrinthal organization of rooms, incorporating the ancient Petites Carmes Abbey, the Chèvremont granary, and the Trinitaires church. The institution is organized into four broad sections:

  • the history and archeological museum, containing rich collections of Gallo-Roman finds — extension works to the museums in the 1930s revealed the vestiges of Gallo-Roman baths;
  • the medieval department;
  • the museum of architecture;
  • the museum of fine arts.

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Coordinates: 49°07′16″N 6°10′41″E / 49.12111°N 6.17806°E / 49.12111; 6.17806