Château Thierry is a small town in Picardy. At the castle, the Virges Armes Museum is situated. At Virges Armes, a multi period experience is presented to the public, from Antiquity up to the 1940s.
The goal of the museum is to promote heritage by means of reconstruction and living history. With and approach to interpretation, research and documentation, they organise activities and animations. Pedagogy, fun, participation and theatre representations are aimed to reinforce popular education. The reconstructed buildings are not based on specific archaeological sites but offer a general view on how things might have looked like in the past. Experimentation is carried out focussing on arts, crafts and techniques, mainly pottery and glass bead making. Living history is the most important way of working here, the museum has a large association supporting it.