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Short URL
gohist.co/s/319201
Names
John Calvin Museum John Calvin Museum, Noyon Musée Jean Calvin
Address
6, place Aristide Briand Noyon, Picardy60400
Location
Noyon  locality
Oise  county
Picardy  state
France  country
Europe  continent
Main date(s)
1927-31
Coordinates
49.581163° N, 2.998173° E
Opening hours
Apr-Oct: 10-12, 2-6
Nov-Mar: 10-12, 2-5
Closed Mondays
Closed Nov 11, May 1, Dec 25-Jan 2
Admission
€3.30 (includes admission to Musee du Noyonnais)
Phone
03 44 44 03 59

Historical Timeline of the John Calvin Museum

1919
The Museum of John Calvin is founded by the History of French Protestantism Society.
10 July 1927
Construction begins on the John Calvin Museum in Noyon, designed by Protestant architect Charles Letrosne based on drawings of the original house.
1954
The city of Noyon assumes the management of the museum, but it remains the property of the History of French Protestantism Society.

Description of the John Calvin Museum

Unfortunately, the original birth house of John Calvin was completely destroyed by a bombing in 1918. However, the current house was rebuilt on the same site based on drawings of the original and provides an idea of what it would have looked like in Calvin's day. The museum's collections include Reformation-era propaganda posters, early editions of Calvin's works, and contemporary paintings of Reformation events. The manuscripts include the Olivetan Bible, printed in Neuchâtel by Pierre de Vingle (1535), and Calvin's Institutes of the Christian Religion printed by Thomas Platter and Balthasar Lazius in Basel (1535).

Holly Hayes
October 27, 2011

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