The Museum of the Horse

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The new Museum of the Horse in Chantilly, is both an artistic and an ethnographic museum. With a resolutely up-to-date museography and many audiovisuals and interactive stations, it allows visitors to enjoyably widen their knowledge of our equine friends.
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The museum includes an artistic crossing and hippologique ages with the displaying of about 200 objects showing the importance of the horse from the beginning of civilizations : paintings, prints, fabrics, sculptures, broadcasting documents, equestrian equipment…


The approached themes are : the evolution of the horse and the races of horses in the world, the technical progress of the equipment of the horse, the role of the horse with regard to the power, to the war and to the hunting. The sport and the equestrian games and in particular the races which make the fame of Chantilly since 1834 are also represented in two spaces.

And the horse in the art, with works of universal artists such as Dürer, Giambologna, Mantegna, Rubens, Chick, Oudry, Géricault, Dufy...


This museum is a unique place in Europe where you will meet the art of the horse and the horse in the art.


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The Courtyard of the Sheds in May 2011 restored after two years of works ©RB Pre
Etriers chinois, dinastie Ming (16eme siècle)
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