Rich and varied collections will make you travel to Egypt with Emile Amelineau who led archeological surveys in Abydos at the end of the 19th century and discovered royal tombs from the Thinite period (3100-2700 BC). Mummies, amulets and ushabtis are presented among other pieces. The Orient is also evoked with collections of porcelains and other pieces from India, Persia, China or Japan but the collection that made the reputation of the museum is the superb set of 3000 stuffed birds and mammals donated by the marquis of Tarragon who was an ornithology enthusiast and a great collector of the 19th century. The museum also presents a room about the Franco-Prussian war of 1870, a recreated 19th century interior from the Beauce region, paintings, dioramas, a local archaeological collection and a lapidary collection outside the museum.
Musée des Beaux-Arts et d'Histoire Naturelle
3, rue Toufaire
02 37 45 55 36 02 37 45 54 46
Open every day except 1st of January, 1st of May and 25th of December.
From the the 1st of September to the 30th of June :
Open on Monday, Wednesday, thursday and Friday from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 17:00
Open during the week-end and bank holidays from 14:00 to 17:00
In July and August :
Open everyday from 9:30 to 12:00 and from 13:30 to 18:00
Self-guided tours with an English leafleft.
|Adult||4.20 € (full rate)
|Adult with the Pass' Découverte en Pays Dunois
||3.85 € / pers.
|Under 18 years old