Founded in 1968, the Museum is the first French museum devoted to the religious and secular aspects of Protestant history.
Its message speaks to all visitors regardless of their beliefs : how to understand the difficult progress of pluralism and tolerance? Why is there so much violence, instability, shifting attitudes, and passion in French religious politics from Saint Barthélemy to the 2004 law concerning the donning of ²ostentatious religious apparel²?
The tour of the Museum, from the Reformation to secularism poses questions such as : what is religion? What are the links between politics and religion, how can they be untangled ? The origins of power and its legitimacy. What role do religious people play throughout the ages?
This voyage into our history was conceived with the certitude that to understand ones past and that of others is one of the best ways to learn to live together.
The Museum also owns a collection of more than 2000 books, magazines, documents and illustrations and it has made available on the internet a list of its extensive genealogical database.
Finally, every year the Museum organises springtime and summertime activities (walking tours, conferences etc).
Musée du protestantisme, de la Réforme à la laïcité (Protestantism History)
81260 Ferrières (commune de Fontrieu) 05 63 74 05 49
- Full price : €5
- Reduced price: €3.50
- Children over 10 years :€1
- Free for everyone on Saturday
Tablets with commentary about the the museum available at reception deskGroup rates
From July to September :
- Monday and Wednesday to Saturday : 10am-12pm and 2:30pm-6:30pm
- guided tours at 10:30am, 3pm and 4.30pm
- Tuesday and Sunday: 2:30pm-6:30pm
- guided tours at 3pm and 4:30pm
Off season :
- from Monday to Saturday
- closed on Wednesday
- Sunday and holidays : 2:30pm-6pm
- guided tour at 3:30pm
Groups and guided tours available throughout the year by reservation