John Calvin Museum, Noyon
The John Calvin Museum (Musée Jean Calvin) is a modern museum dedicated to the French reformer, located on the site of his birth house in Noyon, France.
The museum's collections include Reformation-era propaganda posters, works of Calvin, and paintings.
John Calvin, the leader of the Protestant Reformation in Geneva, was born in Noyon in 1509. Calvin's house and most of the city of Noyon were destroyed by the World War I bombings in 1918.
The Museum of John Calvin was founded by the History of French Protestantism Society during the period of post-war reconstruction after 1918. The museum building was designed by the Protestant architect Charles Letrosne, who reconstructed Calvin's home according to earlier drawings of the house.
The first stone was laid on July 10, 1927, and the museum opened its doors in 1931. Although the town of Noyon took over its management in 1954, the museum remains the property of the Society.
What to See
In addition to the reconstruction of Calvin's house, visitors to the Museum of John Calvin can view the following works (among others):
The museum gift shop sells postcards, books and gifts related to John Calvin and the Reformation.
Quick Facts on the John Calvin Museum
|Names:||John Calvin Museum; John Calvin Museum, Noyon; Musée Jean Calvin|
|cat:||Historical Sites; Museums|
|Visitor and Contact Information|
|Address:||6, place Aristide Briand, Noyon, France|
|Coordinates:||49.581163° N, 2.998173° E (view on Google Maps)|
|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|
|Cost:||€3.30 (includes admission to Musee du Noyonnais)|
|Transport:||By car from Paris or Lille, take A1 to Roye, then follow direction Noyon (D934). Once in Noyon, take direction Cathédrale.|
|Phone:||03 44 44 03 59|
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|Title:||John Calvin Museum, Noyon|
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