Le Grand Atelier, Musée d’art et d’industrie


On the site of the former Manufacture d'Armes de Châtellerault since 1969, the museum occupies part of the assembly and finishing workshop built between 1886 and 1887 on a project by Duglin, artillery captain. The building, registered on the list of Historical Monuments, very functional from an industrial point of view, is made up of large spaces. By its location and its architectural quality, the museum constitutes the strong element of the whole site.
The Grand Atelier is spread over more than 3000m2 and offers three exhibition spaces:
• Auto Moto Vélo, more than two hundred vehicles and objects for more than two centuries of history of a civilization marked by the “land transport revolution”,
• The Manufacture d'armes de Châtellerault, its industrial and social history,
• Le Cabaret du Chat Noir is an invitation to dive into the poetic atmosphere of shadow theatre.

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The rates

Full price from 5€

Reduced price from 2.5€



Closed from January 1 to February 9, 2024. Open: from February 10 to June 30, 2024, Wednesday to Sunday from 14:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.
From July 1 to August 31, 2024 every day except Monday from 14:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m.
From September 1 to 20, 2024, Wednesday to Sunday from 14:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.
For JEP September 20 and 21, 2024, Saturday from 14:00 p.m. to 19:00 p.m.
From September 18 to December 24, 2024, Wednesday to Sunday from 14:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.
From December 26 to 31, 2024 from Wednesday to Sunday from 14:00 p.m. to 18:00 p.m.


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

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Further information

Location: 10 mins to 20 mins from the station, Accessible on foot from the OT, By the river, In the city center
Type of site/monument/small heritage: Industrial site
Museum themes: Popular arts and traditions, History, Industry, Science and technology, Transport
Type of additional equipment: Museum
Services : Shop, Games area, Wifi
Facilities: Accessible for pushchairs, Coach parking
Activity: Specific thematic animation, Workshop for adults, Workshop for children, Conferences, Temporary exhibitions
Payment Methods: Payment cards, Bank and postal cheques, Holiday vouchers, Cash
Le Grand Atelier, Museum of Art and Industry
3 rue Clement Krebs
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