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The Voodoo Museum: a unique collection dedicated to the invisible


This massive building, built by a Berlin architect in the late 19th century, was intended to serve as a water reservoir for steam locomotives.

Listed as a historical monument in 1983, this vestige of a forgotten industrial heritage was given a new lease on life by becoming the property of Mark Arbogast.

An Alsatian brewerand a safari enthusiast smitten with Africa and its legends, he entrusted the building's rehabilitation to the architect Michel Moretti. Renamed ‘Voodoo Castle', this private museum, the only one of its kind,with more than a thousand objects and works listed, houses the largest collection of West African voodoo objects in the world. All the objects on display have been used in religious celebrations, such as ancestor worship, medicine, divination, witchcraft, and other events related to the major stages of the daily life of ethnic groups in the Gulf of Guinea.

A sensitive staging invites you to peculiar encounters with the inexplicable, where you will discover a little-known culture that is still very much alive today.

Musée Vodou
4, rue de Koenigshoffen
67000 Strasbourg

+33 (0)3 88 36 15 03

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