Musée des Traditions Populaires et d’Archéologie

Installed in a 17th century house, this museum offers you a journey into the past to better understand and apprehend the habits of our ancestors.

Come and discover the mores, habits and customs of yesteryear through the reconstruction of a Poitevin interior from the 19th century, the trades room or even an important collection of headdresses.

Through objects from Chauvinist archaeological sites are illustrated the Neolithic and protohistoric periods (Bronze Age and Iron Age), the life of the Gallo-Romans with in particular a rich collection of ceramics, as well as the Middle Ages with discoveries from the castles of the city: glassworks, ceramics, game pieces, etc.

A series of models illustrates the urban and rural evolution of Chauvigny since the 3rd millennium BC. BC, through the Middle Ages.

Practical information

French, English


Conditions of visit: Free visit, Guided visit by appointment only
Languages ​​spoken for the visit: French, English

Further information

Location: Near TER access (train, coach), Accessible on foot from the tourist office, In the city centre, In town
Type of site/monument/small heritage: House and building
Museum themes: Archaeology, Popular arts and traditions, History, Professions
Type of additional equipment: Small rural heritage, Site / monument
Services : Shop
Facilities: Coach parking
Activity: Workshop for children, Temporary exhibitions
Payment Methods: Bank and postal cheques, holiday vouchers, cash
Museum of Popular Traditions and Archeology
Old Market Square
the medieval heart of the village