Museums

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

Epinac

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. 

Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray

Bibracte museum

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Bibracte Museum stands on the slopes of Mount Beuvray.

In a very contemporary architectural setting, the permanent exhibits offer a fascinating account of Celtic civilisation through its Oppida (fortified towns) which were scattered all over Europe just over 2,000 years ago.

Archaeological objects loaned by French and foreign museums, and copies of remarkable items, are compared with the objects discovered at Bibracte.
Numerous models, audiovisual presentations, and reconstructions make the museum very attractive and enable you to get right to the heart of the everyday lives of our ancestors. You will thus discover the social organisation, arts and crafts, agriculture, trade, religion, art and culture of peoples who were much less barbaric than Caesar wanted us to believe...

A whole floor is devoted to the results of the excavations carried out since 1984 at the Bibracte site by archaeologists from all over Europe.

 

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Mont Beuvray -  Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray

Latitude : 46.932345 
Longitude : 4.047897

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

Visit the Bibracte website

Hours and prices

Open for individual visitors 7 days a week from the 11th of March to the 12th of November, 10 am to 6 pm, and until 7 pm in July and August.
Open all year round for groups on guided tours (reservation required).

Gallic day
Save money on an all-inclusive ticket and spend the entire day in Bibracte. Includes:

  • guided tour of the archaeological site or tour + reading
  • audio tour of the museum
  • tour of the temporary exhibition
  • meal at Le Chaudron restaurant

Full price: €27

Passport
Included in the price of the passport:

  • guided tour of the archaeological site
  • audio tour of the museum
  • tour of the temporary exhibition

Full price: €12, concessions: €10*, free for children under 12 accompanied by their family and the 3rd child of a family

Admission to the museum and the temporary exhibition
Audio tour in English, French, Dutch or German.
Full price: €7.50, concessions: €5.50, free for children under 12 accompanied by their family and the 3rd child of a family

Autun

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" 

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 6th of Februar to the 31st of March : from 10:00 to 12:00 am and from 02:00 to 05:00 pm, and Sunday from 02:00 to 05:00 pm
  • From th 1st to April to the 22th of June : from 9:30 to 12:00 and from 01:30 to 06:00 pm
  • From the 23rd to the 15th of October : from 10:00 am to 01:00 pm and from 02:00 to 06:00 pm
  • From the 16th of October to the 30th of November : from 10:00 to 12:00 am and 02:00 to 05:00 pm and Sunday from 02:00 to 05:00 pm

From the 1st od december to the first day of the winter holidays, The Museum is closed. Only on request for groups (except Tuesday, Saturday and Sunday).
Weekly closed : Tuesday 
Closed : the 1st of May, the 1st and the 11th of November 
Open Friday, the 14th of July, 2017.

Prices :

  • During the temporary exhibition : Full Price : € 7.20 / Reduced Price : € 4.60
  • The rest of year : Full Price : € 6.20 / Reduced Price : € 3.60

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

Museum key : this will allow you to unlock discounts at partner museums in Burgundy.
See the brochure "Clés des musées" (PDF - 768 Ko)

Autun

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.

Temporary exhibition about architecture student 's works from the School of Chaillot from the 29th of June to the end of October.

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 31st of October, 2016 : 2 pm to 6 pm (except Tuesday and Saturday 1/05 and 14/07)
Closed from 07th to 20th of August, 2017.

Free

Epinac

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

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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. 

Autun

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.

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14 Rue Saint-Antoine, Autun

Latitude: 46.947964
Longitude: 4.301761

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

Hours and prices

 From the 1st of September to the 31st of May :

  • Open only on request : Monday, Thursday and Friday from 02:00 to 05:00 pm
  • Open Wednesday from 02:00 to 05:00 pm
  • Open for groups and schools only on request : Monday to Friday between 08:00 to 12:00 am and from 01:30 to 05:30 pm

During this period, the Museum is closed Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays.

February and Spring School Holidays : open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 02:00 to 05:00 pm

During June : 

  • Open from Monday to Friday from 02:00 05:00 pm
  • Open for groups and schools only on request : Monday to Friday between 08:00 to 12:00 am and from 01:30 to 05:30 pm

In July and August : open Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 02:00 to 05:30 pm
All year, the Museum is closed the public Holidays

Prices :

  • € 5.40
  • € 3.70 / reduced price

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

Anost

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...

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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

Autun

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.

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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

All year: Monday-Friday: 2pm - 5.30pm
From the 1st of July to the 16th of September : Tuesday -Friday: 10am - 12pm, 2pm - 5.30pm and Monday : 2pm - 5:30pm 

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

Free

Autun

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

Anost

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.

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Place de la Mairie - Anost

Latitude: 47.077646
Longitude: 4.098937

Tel: +33 (0)3 85 82 73 26 - mail : mairie@anost.com
Visit the Anost website

Hours and prices

June - September: Saturday - Sunday 2 pm - 6 pm;
July - August: daily (except Tuesday) 2 pm - 6 pm

Adults: € 2; under 12 years: € 1.50; under 6 years: free

The village of Anost is classified "Station Verte"