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National Museum of Navy

Museum ,  History ,  Maritime history ,  Military ,  Musée de 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.

    During the filming of a documentary on the history of the sinking of the Medusa in 1816, a replica of the life-size raft was created and is displayed in the courtyard of the National Museum of Navy.

    A family space "Ohé Matelot" receives you for a break on your tour with activities, games, books...

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

    Sites included in the Pass Arsenal des Mers :
    - 15€ for adults, 9€50 for 6 - 15 year olds.
    Price of the combined ticket for the Museum of the Navy and the School of Naval Medicine :
    - 15€ for adults
    Reduced price (Rochefort Ocean Privilege Card, large famililies...) : 12.50€

    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
Services
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    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
  • Activities
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Shows
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Discovery
    • History
    • Creative hobbies
  • Equipment
    • Toilets
    • Exhibition space
    • Car park
    • Meeting room
    • Pay car park
    • 2-wheel parking
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Room hire
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Guided tours
    • Concert/events
    • Convention
    • Family Reception/drinks reception
    • Seminar/meeting
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Payment methods
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • From February 5, 2022 to December 31, 2022
  • Full price
    8 €
  • Reduced price
    6 €
  • Adult
    8 €
  • Large family
    6 €
  • Audioguide
    2 €
  • Group adults
    9 €
Openings
  • From February 5, 2022
    until February 7, 2022
  • From February 9, 2022
    until March 6, 2022
  • From March 7, 2022
    until April 8, 2022
  • From April 9, 2022
    until April 30, 2022
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    until June 10, 2022
  • From June 13, 2022
    until June 30, 2022
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    until August 31, 2022
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