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HARNES Musée d’Histoire et d’Archéologie

50 rue André Déprez

62440 HARNES


Open Wednesdays from 3.00pm to 6.00pm
and on other days by appointment only




copyright : Amis du Vieil Harnes

Harnes - Museum of History and Archaeology - Remembrance Room

Musée d'Histoire et d'Archéologie de Harnes


The Remembrance Room

In 1925, the Harnes veterans from the First World War created the Remembrance Room. These veterans, concerned about preserving memories, decided to gather military items (helmets, medals, arms, photographs...) in a community hall, which they would display each year on 11 November.


Creation of the Museum of History and Archaeology

Throughout the years, collections of First and Second World War memorabilia were amassed. At the beginning of the 1970s the Mayor of Harnes gave the veterans a 19th century mansion where they could display the military items from the Remembrance Room. The Association des Amis Du Vieil Harnes (Friends Association of Old Harnes) was created to manage the collections and set up the museum, which opened its doors in 1972.


The collections

The museum has several rooms relating to the two World Wars, the Resistance and Deportation. It also houses four archaeology rooms.

The museum was awarded Musée de France status in 2003.