The museums of Autun offer different types of visits for children and adults, as well as for lovers of art, history, science or traditions.


The Jacques de La Comble Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of Autun dates back to the early 19th century. The collections made up by the natural history society are currently the property of the city of Autun and are of exceptional quality.
The museum manages more than 800,000 samples:

  • Magnificent collection of birds, eggs and nests representing more than 10,000 specimens
  • Herbariums (300,000 boards)
  • Collections of insects, shells and many fossils and minerals (300,000 pieces) that retrace the geological history of the region
  • Fossiliferous specimens representing animals and plants that lived in our region 300 million years ago.

The Autun basin is a reference (stratotype) in the history of the earth for a period of the primary era. The fossils that are preserved in the museum collection are proof of this.
The "roads of energy" exhibition traces the history of an industrial sector: it is organized around the oil shale, allowing the production of shale oil, equivalent to the natural oil of coal and autunite, the first French uranium mineral.

Practical infos

14 Rue Saint-Antoine, Autun

Latitude: 46.947964
Longitude: 4.301761

Tel: +33 (0)3 85 52 09 15

Hours and prices

Closed during the Christmas Holidays - Open on Wednesday, the 9th of January, 2019.

From the 1st September to the 31st of May

  • Open only on request : Monday, Thursday and Friday from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • Open Wednesday from 2 pm to 5 pm 
  • Open for schools and groups only on request : from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 12 pm and to 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm 
  • During this period, the Museum is closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

February and Spring Holidays : 

  • Open : from Wednesday to Sunday from 2 pm to 5 pm 

In June : 

  • Open from Monday to Friday from 2 pm to 5:30 pm 
  • Open for schools and groups only on request : from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 12 pm and to 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

In July and August : 

  • Open from Wednesday to Sunday from 2 pm to 5:30 pm

All year, the Museum is closed on Public Holidays

Prices :

  • € 5.60
  • € 3.80 / reduced price

Consult the opening hours and prices on the Autun website  
Free on the first Sunday of each month.


Rolin Museum

The Rolin museum is the birthplace of Nicolas Rolin (15th century) (Chancellor of the Dukes of Burgundy and founder of the Hospices de Beaune); it houses rich and varied collections.

  • The archaeological collections show the Gallo-Roman past of Autun: Mosaics of Greek authors, the mosaic of 'Bellerophon and the Chimera", parade helmets, bronzes ...
  • You can also admire works of the middle ages: Eve (12th century sculpture), Nativity of the master of Moulins (15th century painting), Virgin of Autun (15th century polychrome stone).
  • The Museum is also enriched by important legacies of paintings from the 17th to the 20th century (Brugel, Le Nain, Cibo, Vernet, Charlot, Denis, Dubuffet, Miro, Ubac, Alechinski...)

There is the 3D film "Revelation, the large portal of Autun" for you to see as well. This film reveals every detail of the last judgment tympanum of the Saint-Lazare Cathedral (12th century): it gives visitors the reading keys in order to understand the tympanum, its creation, its realisation, the characters and their roles. The visitor is plunged into a unique journey into the heart of the Saint-Lazare Cathedral.

Be careful !

The 3D film is visible in the new space : "Espace Gislebertus - Destination Autun" (same opening hours as the Rolin Museum - open from the 1st of April all days except the 1st of May)

View the movie trailer of "revelation": film without comment 1 min 24

Practical infos

5 Rue des Bancs - Autun

Latitude: 46.94555
Longitude: 4.299286

Tel: +33 (0)3 85 52 09 76

Hours and prices

Consult the opening hours and prices on the Autun website

  • From the 8th of Februar to the 31st of March and from the 1st of October to the 31st of December : from 10:00 to 12:30 am and from 02:00 to 05:30 pm, alldays except Tuesdays, the 1st end the 11th of November and the 25th of December
  • From the 1st of April to the 30th of September : from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 6 pm all days except Tuesdays, Easter Monday and the 1st and the 8th of May

Weekly closed : Tuesday 
Closed : Easter Monday, the 1st and the 8th of May, the 1st and the 11th of November and the 25th of December

For security, the closing rooms is signaled 15 minutes before the general closing

Prices :

  • During the temporary exhibition (from the 27th of June to the 30th of September ) : Full Price : € 7.50 / Reduced Price : € 4.50
  • The rest of year : Full Price : € 6.50 / Reduced Price : € 3.50

Free on the first Sunday of each month. (except in July, August and September)


The Lapidaire Museum

Prior to the 12th century, the Saint-Nicolas and Saint-Élie hospital housed a chapel. It was abandoned in 1668. This chapel became a museum in 1861. It houses Roman and medieval architectural items.

Practical infos

Tel : +33 (0)3 85 52 27 23

10 Rue Saint-Nicolas, Autun

Latitude: 46.95559
Longitude: 4.300196

Hours and prices

The 1st of April to the 30th of September from 2pm to 6pm (except Tuesday and Public Holidays) 


mining, glassware and railway Museum

Discover the creative process of coal, working techniques for mining, the equipment used, and the social life of the miners

Practical infos

Place Charles de Gaulle (access behind the town hall) in Epinac

Latitude : 46.990704
Longitude : 4.513608

Tel.: +33 (0)7 82 03 21 17

Hours and prices

Guided Tour by appointment. 


Bibracte museum

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Bibracte Museum at the foot of Mont Beuvray follows in the footsteps of Julius Caesar and Vercingetorix and presents 2,000 years of history which has been unearthed by archaeologists.
The digital gallery, permanent and temporary exhibitions, reconstructions, workshops and guided tours are all available to help you gain an understanding of the daily life of the Gauls. You can round off this introduction with a gastronomic experience by booking a table at the “Le Chaudron” restaurant.

Bibracte also offers a cultural programme featuring art in all its guises. Please request a program ! 

Practical infos

Mont Beuvray -  Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray

Latitude : 46.93218 
Longitude : 4.04752

Tel. : +33 (0)3 85 86 52 35

Visit the Bibracte website

Accessible to physically handicapped person

Hours and prices

From the 17th of March to the 11th of November, 2018 : all days

  • from 10 am to 6 pm,
  • from the 1st of July to the 31st of August from 10 am to 7 pm
  • open to 10 pm Wednesday from the 1st of July to the 31st of August 

Prices of the Museum ticket :

  • €7.50
  • €5.50 / reduce price
  • Free for children under 12 years old

Guided Tour in 2 hours (in French, English, German and Dutch): 

  • full price: €12
  • reduce price: €10

Guided tours in 3 hours (in French, English, German and Dutch)  :

  • full price: €15
  • reduce price: €12

Gallic day includes guided tour of the archaeological site or tour, audio tour of the museum and meal at "Le Chaudron" restaurant :

  • Full price: €27
  • reduce price : €25
  • under 12 years old : €12.50

Guided tour of the Archeological site from March to November

Passport with guided tour of the archeological site and ticket to the Museum :

  • €12 
  • €10 : reduce price 

"hiking passport" with hiking guided tour and ticket to the museum  :

  • €15
  • €12 : reduce price

Possible to take your ticket in the Tourist Office


Museum about Children of Troupe

Set up in the military school of Autun, it perpetuates the memory of military schools and colleges. The collections, donations from former children of the troop (des Anciens Enfants de Troupe museum) are mainly made up from archives, period photographs and uniforms.
The museum, born from the desire of the former children of the troop who explain that they had "a duty, and a need to recall and tell their story", also houses a reconstitution of a classroom and a barrack room from the 1950s. A 30 minute film presents the history of the children's troupe to visitors.

Practical infos

Military school - 3 Rue Gaston Joliet - Autun

Latitude: 46.949756
Longitude: 4.305741

Tel: +33 (0)3 85 86 55 37
Mail : 

Visit the Enfants de Troupe website

Hours and prices

From the 1st of September to the 14th of May : from Monday to Friday: 2 pm - 5.30 pm
From the 15th of May to the 31st of August : from Tuesday to Friday: 10 am - 12 pm, 2 pm - 5.30 pm and Monday : 2 pm - 5:30 pm 

Closed: weekends and public holidays : the 14th of July, the 14th and the 15th of August, the 1st and the 11th of November, the 25th and the 31st of December



Museum of Companions

Dedicated to the "Great Companions" The "musée des Compagnons du Tour de France des Devoirs Unis" will make you love history, legends, traditions and crafts of the Companions.
Several masterpieces are brought together, there are testimonies of research, difficulties and perfection, and there is a showcase which shows the evolution in the different professions.

Practical infos

1 rue Valmy in Autun 

Latitude : 46.953426
Longitude : 4.309044

Tel.: +33 (0)6 85 36 65 87 or by mail : 

See the website concerning the activities of the Compagnonnage
Guided tours are possible on request. Boutique on site (cash and French bank cheques)
Accessible to people with reduced mobility.

Hours and prices

Opening days: the second Saturday of each month from 9.30 am to 12 pm and from 1.30 pm to 6 pm or on reservation.
Free entrance


Museum of the Galvachers

Here you will find illustrations, testimonies and the reconstitution of the nomadic life of the Galvachers (herdsmen and carters in the 19th century) who were known for their skill and ability to drive oxen. Their departures and returns were marked by a feast and constituted the rhythm of village life.

Practical infos

Esplanade Jules Basdevant. 35 grande rue des Galvachers à Anost

Latitude: 47.077646
Longitude: 4.098937

Tel: +33 (0)3 85 82 73 26 - mail :
Visit the Anost website

Hours and prices

In July and August: Open every days except on Tueday. From 2 pm to 6 pm.
In June and September: Open on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, from 2 pm to 6 pm.
From October to May: Open on Wednesday and Saturday from 2 pm to 5 pm.

Full price: € 3; reduced price: € 2; under 6 years: free

From June to September, the first Sunday of every month: free

The village of Anost is classified "Station Verte" 


House of Minor "Maison du mineur dite de la sœurotte"

A faithful reconstruction of the typical housing minors.

Practical infos

6, rue de Picardie 

Latitude : 46.988617
Longitude : 4.5309022
Tél. : +33 (0)3 85 82 01 76

More information on website of the association : la SPIE

Hours and prices

Guided Tour on request. 


Oral Heritage House

The Oral Heritage House is a place where oral heritage is collected, saved and passed on to future generations. But what is the oral heritage? It's the spoken image, the accents that drawl out the 'R' or not, traditional music and songs, stories and legends of former times told by the fireside...

Practical infos

Le Bourg - Anost

Latitude: 47.077765
Longitude: 4.099896

Tel: +33 (0)3 85 82 77 00

Visit the Maison du Patrimoine Oral website

The village of Anost is classified "Station Verte" 

Hours and prices

From September to June: Wednesday: 9:30am - 12am / 2pm - 5 pm
July and August: from Wednesday to Sunday: 2:30pm - 5:30 pm
Opening for all also possible by appointment

Open house: free
Guided tour (reservation required): €5, under 12 years old - free