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Welcome to the Musée Gallé-Juillet

The Musée Gallé-Juillet, is comprised of two mansions located inside the courtyard of the city hall: the “Maison Gallé-Juillet” and the” Maison de la Faïence”, both built on the  foundations of the Creil fortified castle.

The Maison Gallé-Juillet (Gallé-Juillet House)

The maison Gallé-Juillet recounts the life of a bourgeois family who lived there in the 19th century. It maintains a collection of decorative arts and fine arts of over 5,000 works.

The Maison de la Faïence (Earthenware House)

The Maison de la Faïence and its treasure tower are testimony of Creil heritage. Creil ceramic factory’s history is evoked through the display of nearly 600  pieces of fine earthenware and text panels. The museum collections continue to grow thanks to the acquisition of several dozen of new pieces every year.

The Gallo-Roman history of Creil is enhanced by the display of the “treasure from the lock”, a collection of several hundred of silver and bronze coins dating from the 3rd century AD.
Access to the exhibit rooms of Maison Gallé-Juillet and Maison de la faïence by starcases  only.


Musée Gallé-Juillet
Maison Gallé-Juillet et Maison de la Faïence de Creil
Place François Mitterrand
60100 CREIL
Tel.: +33 (0)3 44 29 51 50
Fax.: +33 (0)3 44 29 52 76


  Opening Hours

Maison Gallé-Juillet
- Wednesday through Saturday: from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Compulsory guided tour of 1 hour at 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m.
- Sunday: from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Compulsory guided tour of 1 hour at 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Maison de la Faïence
- Wednesday through Saturday: from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday: from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Self-guided tour. Complimentary audio-guide (in French) available.

The museum is closed on bank holidays.

Group Visits upon Reservation (10 or more)
Groups are welcomed from Tuesday pm to Saturday am.
- Maison Gallé-Juillet:  tour with an official museum guide (only).
- Maison de la Faïence: independent viewing or tour with an official museum guide.
Advance bookings are required for visiting the museum

Information and reservations
- for groups children and youth groups, and adult groups under 30 persons  :
please contact the Musée Gallé-Juillet at +33 (0)3 44 29 67 10
- for adult groups above 30 persons:
please contact the Pierre Sud Oise Tourist Office +33 (0)3 75 19 01 75



Payment in cash, check, or ANCV holiday vouchers (chèque vacances).

General Admission Fees

  • Full rate: 6.50 € (both museums included)
  • Reduced-price: 3.50 €
    - Students with current ID  
    - Temporary exhibitions (permanent collections not included)    
    - Self-guided visit of the Maison de la Faïence only (Maison Gallé-Juillet not included)
    - For 3 full price tickets, the 4th is at 3.50 €.
    - Pass'agglo (with current card)
  • Free admission (proof of eligibility requested)  
    - Visitors under the age of 18  
    - Teachers (to prepare a visit with their class)  
    - Touristic and heritage professionals 
    - ICOM members  
    - Job-seekers  
    - Holders of a disabled person ID  
    - Friends of the Musée Gallé-Juillet et de la faïence de Creil  
    - Special national or city events such as “la Nuit des musées”, “les Journées du patrimoine”…
    - "Pass’Evasion" or "Picardie Pass’Actifs Annuel" : for 1 full price ticket payed, the 2nd is free
    - City of Creil inhabitants from 1st July to 31st August
    - Free admission on the first Sunday of each month.

Groups Admission Fees  (10 persons and over)

  • Reduced price: 4.50 € per person  
    - Groups of 10 persons and over, except groups mentioned below.
  • Reduced price: 3.50 € per person  
     - School groups leisure and recreation centers outside Creil
    - Groups from official tourism partners of the Musée Gallé-Juillet

  • Free admission:  
    - School groups, leisure, and recreation centers of Creil
    - school groups participated to the “Classe citoyenneté et urbanité” 
    - Guides or chaperons of a group, bus driver of the group  
    - Groups of job-seekers  
    - Groups of holder of a disabled person ID
    - Groups from  Creil city department and social centers of Creil city
    - Groups from social medical center and day medical center


  Getting to the Museum

Only 35 minutes by train from Paris and easy access by road.
The museum is located inside the courtyard of the city hall. Fill “Mairie de Creil” in you GPS.

From Paris, by car (65 km):

  • Highway A1, direction Lille, then exit 8 (“sortie 8 “) direction Senlis–Creil
  • National road 330, direction “Creil“, then Creil downtown, left bank (“Creil Centre - rive gauche”)
  • After arriving at Creil, follow the direction “Centre ville“, take the street “rue de la République“ then turn left following the sign « Musée–Mairie »  

From Paris, by train:

  • Departure from gare du Nord train station. Take the “grande lignes, direction Creil”.
  • Walking to the museum from the train station should take about 10 minutes.  
  • Once you arrive at Creil, take the “avenue Jules Uhry “, located across the  train station.  
  • At the roundabout, turn left onto the “avenue Antoine Chanut”, then turn right “rue Gambetta” following the bridge over the Oise River. Once on the other side of the bridge, take the first street on the right, “allée du musée”. The museum is located inside the courtyard of the city hall.
    Train timetable to come to Creil (“trains grande ligne SNCF”) and further information: 

  What to see around…

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