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National Museum of Navy

Museum ,  History ,  Military ,  Maritime history ,  Museum of France in Rochefort
  • The National Museum of Navy is housed in the Hotel de Cheusses, one of Rochefort's oldest buildings. The Museum has received the most valuable individuals of the Naval Dockyard, from its foundation by Louis XIV until its closure in 1927. As part of the permanent journey, models, tools, paintings, sculptures, machines, weapons or navigational instruments provide the keys to understand this dockyard.

    The museum presents some reproductions of documents from the archives of the Defence...
    The National Museum of Navy is housed in the Hotel de Cheusses, one of Rochefort's oldest buildings. The Museum has received the most valuable individuals of the Naval Dockyard, from its foundation by Louis XIV until its closure in 1927. As part of the permanent journey, models, tools, paintings, sculptures, machines, weapons or navigational instruments provide the keys to understand this dockyard.

    The museum presents some reproductions of documents from the archives of the Defence Historical Service in Rochefort :
    Reforming shipbuilding at the turning 20th century : Admiral Théophile Aube and the thinking of the Jeune École > Models, sketches, photographies and plates extracted from books bear witness to the transformations of the Dockyard and to
    the shipbuilding from the 1880s onwards. These reproductions of documents address the thinking of the Jeune École, inspired by Admiral Aube, who favoured the use of small units, such as torpedo boats, to oppose battleships.

    Audioguides available in French, English, German, Spanish und Dutch.

    Culture vouchers are accepted.
  • Environment
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
    • Close to a public transportation
    • River 5 km away
    • Overview on river
    • Cycle track/route within 500 m
  • Spoken languages
    • English
    • French
  • Tourism and handicap
  • Documentation
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
  • Activities
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Shows
    • Permanent exhibition
    • Discovery
    • History
    • Creative hobbies
    • Heritage
  • Equipment
    • Toilets
    • Exhibition space
    • Car park
    • Meeting room
    • Pay car park
    • Bicycle parking
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Room hire
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Guided tours
    • Convention
    • Family Reception/drinks reception
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash