Following the conservation work, financed by a public appeal launched by the Fondation Napoléon, of Napoleon’s Chasseur Colonel uniform worn on St Helena and the bicorne hat he wore at Waterloo, these two historic garments will be presented to the public at the Museums of Sens on Thursday 18 May at 17h.
They will remain on display from Friday 19 to Monday 22 May, before being put back into storage. They are due to be lent for exhibitions taking place abroad from the end of 2017.
The Musées de Sens are situated in the former Archbishops’ palace of the town of Sens in the French department of Yonne, in Burgundy. Founded in the mid-nineteenth century, the museum now houses a rich collection of objects and works from all periods and brings together the collections of the Sens Archaeological Society, donations (including that of the family Marrey) and Treasury of Sens Cathedral.
Opening hours of the Sens Museum
from 1 October to 31 May:
Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2pm to 6pm.
Place de la Cathédrale
89100 SENS, France
tel. : +33 (0) 3 86 64 46 22
•adult price: 4 euros
• reduced price: 3 euros
free up to 18 years old
• free every Sunday
• free for all