National museum prehistoric

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28 July 2022  |  Tourism, Culture

National Museum of Prehistory in the Dordogne

A place of memory of prehistory as well as a conservatory of objects, a center of studies and place of dissemination of knowledge in constant evolution.

The museum houses exceptional collections and can trace more than 400 thousand years of human presence.

It is both a place of memory for the history of prehistory, a conservatory of objects, a study center and a place for the dissemination of knowledge in constant evolution, the National Museum of Prehistory has been, since its creation at the beginning of the 20th century, a place of reference for prehistorians as well as for visitors.

Discovery visits

You will observe the discovery visits of the essentials, or you will discover the passages of certain species during prehistory and preserved until today.

From the contemporary world to prehistory

From the lit square, the visitor enters the hall in a subdued atmosphere, to access, through a narrow gallery in semi-darkness, the "stratigraphic funnel", a spiral rise which detaches him materially and symbolically from the contemporary world, for better immerse him in the prehistoric era.

Find the route of the visit to download here:

The program of activities and workshops this summer


Programming of visits and workshops: Discovery tour: The must-sees A journey targeting fifteen masterpieces offering a general approach to the collections. Guided tour: Key exhibits A guided tour targeting fifteen masterpieces and offering a general approach to the collections.

Discovery tour: Neanderthals under the microscope An exchange around major themes (anthropology, environment, technologies, symbolic expression) that animate the debates on Neanderthal Man.

The rest of the program to discover directly on the site:

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