Musée de l’hôtel Sandelin
rue Carnot 14
Pipes, 19th-20th centuries, as part of the vast collection of ceramics and porselain of the museum.
This set of about 2000 pieces represents the rise of tobacco consumption in the region from the end of the 17th century. Many clay pipe manufactures are born in Saint-Omer before the last one closes at the beginning of the 20th century. Two of them - Duméril-Leur and Fiolet - bequeathed their collection to the museum. The pipes have varied decorations: geometric shapes, animals, characters and even caricatures reminiscent of those of Daumier, very popular in the 19th century.
Tuesday - Sunday: 10am - 12am and 2pm - 6pm
Closed on Manday and official holidays.
Full price: 5,50 € (adults)Reduced price: 3,50 € (students, people over 60 years)
Free: joungsters < 18 years