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.

Saint-Léger-sous-Beuvray

Bibracte museum

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Bibracte is the name of an ancient Gallic town on Mont Beuvray, capital of the Eduens, one of the most powerful people in Gaul. Find in the museum the daily life of its inhabitants and other Celtic peoples of the 2nd and 1st centuries BC. 

Health measures
Specific measures have been taken to welcome you in the best conditions (50 visitors maximum in the museum, wearing a mask strongly recommended, disinfectant gel at the entrance, respecting distances ...

Photo credit: Antoine Maillier

Practical infos

Mont Beuvray
71 990 SAINT LEGER SOUS BEUVRAY

Latitude: 46.93218
Longitude: 4.04752

Phone. : +33 (0) 3 85 86 52 35
Mail: info@bibracte.fr 

Site accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Labeled Tourism and Handicap for hearing and mental handicap
Visual impairment: provision of a "Bibracte fingertip" kit

Hours and prices

Open from March 14th to November 11th every day, from 10am to 6pm, in July and August closed to 7pm (Wednesday 10pm).

For individuals:
Guided tours of the archaeological site depart daily at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in July and August.
Sundays, holidays and bridges at 2:30 p.m. from September 1 to November 11.
Guided tour in Dutch on Tuesdays and Thursdays in July and August.
Reservation recommended on 03 85 86 52 40.

For small groups of families or friends:
Up to 9 people, "à la carte" tours have been created.
Reservations are required 48 hours in advance on 03 85 86 52 40.
Exceptional rate: € 52 for a group up to 9 people for 2 hours of activities and € 78 for 3 hours.

Prices :

  • Entrance to the museum: full price: € 7.50; reduced rate: € 5.50; free <12 years with family.
  • Passport: guided site visit (in French or Dutch) + museum entry: full price: € 12; reduced price: 10 €
  • Hiking passport: hiking visit + entrance to the museum: full price: € 15; reduced price: 12 € 

Tickets available at the Tourist Office.

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...)

Temporary exhibition (from July 5th to December 31st):
Fantastic! Figures of the monster from antiquity to today.
The exhibition focuses on the supernatural beings we have filled the world since ancient times. Pegasus, Jellyfish, sirens ... the hybrid deities and magical creatures populate the beliefs of Antiquity with exuberance and come to register even in the most everyday objects ... Rare are the truly frightening figures, evoking then the fields of madness and chaos. With Christianity, the notion of Evil is embodied by the character of the devil and the ancient monsters are endowed with new meanings. Even today, these fantastic beings fascinate us and continue to bring a part of poetic imagination to our perception of the world.

Practical infos

5 Rue des Bancs - Autun

Latitude: 46.94555
Longitude: 4.299286

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

Hours and prices

  • From April to September: open from 10am to 6pm every day except Tuesday
  • From October to March: open from 10am to 5pm every day except Tuesday
  • Closed January and February

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)

Autun

The Jacques de La Comble Natural History Museum

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Permanent exhibitions: ornithology, prehistory, fossils, Morvan minerals, exploitation of oil shales, cold animals, Triassic dinosaurs ... Health information: Distancing, mask, hydroalcoholic gel, signposted course, limited number of visitors to the exhibition halls

Photo credit: Museum of Natural History Jacques de la Comble

Practical infos

14 Rue Saint-Antoine
71 400 AUTUN

GPS coordinates:
Latitude: 46.9480006
Longitude: 4.3017770

Tel: +33 (0)3 85 52 09 15
Mail : museum@grandautunoismorvan.fr 

Hours and prices

In July and August, open Wednesday to Sunday from 2 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
The rest of the year, open Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Other openings by appointment.

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

Actually closed, opening November 7th.

Opening days: the second Saturday of each month from 9.30 am to 12 pm and from 1.30 pm to 6 pm
On reservation visit group.

Free entrance

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.

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

Free

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.

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, Saturday, and Public Holidays) 
Free

Autun

Destination Autun

Located in front of the tympanum of Saint-Lazare Cathedral, Destination Autun - Espace Gislebertus is a place of interpretation of the heritage of Autun. Thanks to its digital tools, it allows to understand the construction of the city in the three great periods: Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the eighteenth century.

To discover the 3D movie "Revelation, the great portal of Autun". This film reveals the smallest details of the tympanum of the last judgment of the Saint-Lazare cathedral (12th century) and gives visitors the keys to understand the tympanum, its creation, its realization, the characters and their role. The visitor is immersed in a unique journey in the heart of Saint-Lazare Cathedral.

Touch tablets allow you to build your itinerary of discovery around Autun according to your interests.

Practical infos

Free access
Parvis du Chanoine Grivot - 71400 Autun
Tel : +33 (0)3 85 54 21 60

Hours and prices

Open from April to October, everyday from 10am to 13pm and 14pm to 18pm. 

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.

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 : mairie@anost.com
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" 

Anost

Oral Heritage House

The Oral Heritage House of Burgundy is committed to transmitting, preserving and promoting the words and cultures of the Morvan territories and elsewhere through music, dance, voice and language to promote living together.

His exhibition will allow you to discover where popular cultures draw their singularities and how they co-build from generation to generation between yesterday and now.

The question of transmission is at the heart of this visit, in order to understand what illumination this popular culture transmitted orally gives to our present and to the collective invention of a shared future.

To visit: a documentary resource center (sound archive and oral heritage media library) and two temporary and permanent exhibition halls.

Watch the video online

Practical infos

2 Place de la Bascule
71 550 ANOST

GPS Coordinates :

Latitude: 47.077765
Longitude: 4.099896

Tel: +33 (0)3 85 82 77 00
Mail : contact@mpo-bourgogne.org  

Visit the Maison du Patrimoine Oral website

The village of Anost is classified "Station Verte" 

Photo : copyright Maison du Patrimoine Oral de Bourgogne

Hours and prices

From September to June:

  • Resource Center: Wednesdays from 2pm to 6pm and all week by appointment
  • Permanent exhibition on oral heritage: open by appointment

In July and August:

  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday: from 15h to 19h
  • Closed Tuesdays, Saturdays and holidays.

Rates: 1 to 2 €

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

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. 

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.