Musée de Préhistoire

The Museum of Prehistory of Lussac-les-Châteaux, labeled Museum of France, is dedicated to local prehistory. It is located in the heart of La Sabline, a cultural complex also including a Media Library and a Youth and Culture Center. It wants to be an essential link for who wants to discover prehistory in Poitou-Charentes and offers in addition to a discovery of the collections, an outdoor route to the nearest prehistoric sites.

Its collections are made up of thousands of objects from archaeological excavations carried out in caves or rock shelters in the Lussaco region and include: remains of fauna, tools and weapons in flint, objects in bone and animal wood, ornaments and works portable art engraved on bone materials and on stones.

Practical information

French, English

The rates

Full price from 3€

Reduced price from 1.5€

Free (under 18 years old)


From October to May
Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. / 14 p.m.-17 p.m.

Short school holidays (zone A)
Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. / 14 p.m.-17 p.m.

From June to September
Tuesday to Sunday: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. / 14 p.m.-18 p.m.


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

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Further information

Location: Close to TER access (train, coach), Close to a national road, Accessible on foot from the tourist office, In the village, In the town center
Museum themes: Prehistory
Services : Shop, Media library, Wifi
Facilities: Accessible for pushchairs, Picnic area, Coach parking
Activity: Specific thematic animation, Workshop for children, Temporary exhibitions
Payment Methods: Bank and postal cheques, holiday vouchers, cash
Prehistory Museum
21 Montmorillon Road

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