Musée départemental de la Céramique

Go back in time, share ancient secrets and admire the finesse of the creations of the time in a splendid and authentic setting!

It is a thousand-year-old history, between pleasure, culture and emotion that this museum delivers. Housed in a former pottery factory from the XNUMXth century, the museum presents hundreds of objects from the archaeological site of Lezoux and offers many activities.

Inside, just watch the children run from one desk to another to judge the very family-friendly nature of the visit program. Especially since the grown-ups are happy to get caught up in the game, trying to identify shards or carefully tracing sigillata decorations. But what is a sigillata ceramic? It is a fine ceramic intended for table service, characterized by a sandstone red glaze and decorations in relief, moulded, printed or added. Some pieces bear stamps, hence the modern name of sigillata, evoking a seal. If the best examples of sigillata are found here, it is because Lezoux was the main production center between the XNUMXst and XNUMXth centuries AD, exporting its tableware massively throughout the Roman Empire.

A museum accessible to all:
Explore, observe, play, experience, feel, please touch! Thanks to a young public route and tactile devices, the permanent exhibition is accessible to all visitors.

Animals not accepted (except visually impaired dogs.)

  • Clientele: Reception of groups, Reception of school groups
  • Environment: Motorway exit less than 5 km away, In town, SNCF train station less than 500 m away, Public transport stop less than 500 m away
  • Adapted tourism: Reception staff sensitized to welcoming people with disabilities

What to do

  • Animation
  • Children's entertainment
  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Manual workshops

Categories

  • Museum of France
  • Departmental museum

Spoken languages

  • English
  • French

labels

  • Disability tourism labels: Tourism and Handicap brand - hearing impairment, Tourism and Handicap brand - mental impairment, Tourism and Handicap brand - motor impairment, Tourism and Handicap brand - visual impairment
Services & equipment
  • Picnic area.
  • Public toilets
  • Show room
  • Parking
  • defibrillator
  • Entertainment room
  • Meeting room
  • Parking nearby
  • Coach parking
  • Educational visits
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Shop
  • Drop off on site for groups
  • Permanent animator
  • Wifi Internet access
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Tourist information
  • Reservation of services
  • Free visits
  • Guided tours
  • Recreation center
Rates & payment

Full price: € 5
Reduced price: from €2,50 to €4 (Job seekers, students, people with disabilities, CE, etc.)
Child: 2,50 €
Large family: €10 (Valid for two adults and one or two young people)
Adult group: from 3 to 18 € (Price according to self-guided tour or gourmet guided tour.)
Children's group: from €1,50 to €2,50 (Concerns school groups, associations, leisure centers, etc.)
Adult group package: €140 (As a classic guided tour (9 to 30 people max)).

Free for children under 8, the press, accompanying guides, drivers.
Child rate granted to 0 - 18 year olds.
Group rate from 9 people.

Audio-guided tour possible in several languages ​​and at no extra charge using your smartphone
Children’s entertainment: €4 to €8
Adult entertainment: 8 to 12 €
Visit of the temporary exhibition only: €2
Free every first Sunday of each month and for events
Pass Sigillée: €8 for the year.

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Classic Holiday Vouchers
  • Cash
  • Contactless payment
  • Pass Culture
Opening period
PeriodsDuration:
From 01 Feb. as of March 31, 2024Monday 10:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.
Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 00 p.m.
Thursday from 10 p.m. to 00 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 00 p.m.
Saturday 14:00 a.m. to 18:00 a.m.
Sunday from 14:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m.
From 01 April to 30 Sep 2024Monday 10:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m.
Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 00 p.m.
Thursday from 10 p.m. to 00 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 00 p.m.
Saturday 14:00 a.m. to 19:00 a.m.
Sunday from 14:00 a.m. to 19:00 p.m.
From Oct. 01 to Dec. 31 2024Monday 10:00 a.m. to 17:00 p.m.
Wednesday from 10 p.m. to 00 p.m.
Thursday from 10 p.m. to 00 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. to 00 p.m.
Saturday 14:00 a.m. to 18:00 a.m.
Sunday from 14:00 a.m. to 18:00 p.m.

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