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National Museum of Navy

Museum ,  History ,  Maritime history ,  Military ,  Museum of France in Rochefort
  • The Hôtel de Cheusses/Arsenal now houses the collections of the Musée National de la Marine in Rochefort. Preserved from destruction and modified over the centuries, this historic monument is now considered to be the city's oldest civilian building.
    Now a museum, it boasts a wealth of collections evoking the incredible adventure of the great Rochefort arsenal commissioned by Louis XIV. Models, tools, paintings and sculptures tell the story of this experimental arsenal, one of the most...
    The Hôtel de Cheusses/Arsenal now houses the collections of the Musée National de la Marine in Rochefort. Preserved from destruction and modified over the centuries, this historic monument is now considered to be the city's oldest civilian building.
    Now a museum, it boasts a wealth of collections evoking the incredible adventure of the great Rochefort arsenal commissioned by Louis XIV. Models, tools, paintings and sculptures tell the story of this experimental arsenal, one of the most creative in the kingdom and nicknamed the "Versailles of the seas". All facets of naval shipbuilding are explored: the history and development of techniques, inventions and experiments.

    Take a guided or self-guided tour and embark on a journey through time.
    and discover the stories and anecdotes that still make the Rochefort naval dockyard so famous today.
    Rochefort dockyard.

    Audioguides in French, English, German, Spanish and Dutch.

    Temporary exhibition 2023-2024: Pierre Loti and the Navy, a photographic exhibition set up outside in the museum courtyard honours Julien Viaud (Pierre Loti) as a naval officer and witness to the technical transformations of the naval forces in the 19th century.

    Continue your discovery of Rochefort's maritime history with a visit to our second museum, the Old Naval Medical School!

    Audioguides in French, English, German, Spanish and Dutch.
    EU citizens are entitled to free admission for under-26s. If they are not, they benefit from the reduced rate.
    RSA recipients, jobseekers, staff from the Ministry of the Armed Forces and the SNSM are also entitled to free admission.
    Veterans and holders of the Carte Privilège de Rochefort Océan benefit from the reduced rate.
    If you have visited the Hôtel de Cheusses/Arsenal with a full-price individual ticket, you will benefit from the reduced rate at the Ancienne école de médecine navale. And vice versa! The same applies to all the other Musée national de la Marine sites (Paris, Brest, Toulon, Port-Louis).
    Discount valid on presentation of your ticket, one year from date of issue.
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 27  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Arrangement
    Room Salle : Salle des Grands modèles
    Room Salle : Jardin d'Amblimont
    Room Salle : Cour intérieure pavée
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • Incline >5% but reasonable
    • Visual alarm with flash light
    • Magnetic loop available at the reception
    • Reception staff trained in the French Sign Language
    • Presence of pictograms and / or simplified visuals
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Activities
    • Permanent exhibition
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Discovery
    • History
    • Creative hobbies
    • Heritage
  • Equipment
    • Meeting room
    • Bicycle parking
    • Pay car park
    • Car park
    • Exhibition space
    • Toilets
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Room hire
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Tourist brochures
    • Guided tours
    • Convention
    • Seminar/meeting
Rates
Payment methods
  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • Online payment
  • Contactless payment
  • From January 2, 2024 to January 5, 2025
  • Full price
    8 €
  • Reduced price
    6 €

    • - 26 years old from outside the EU, privilege card.

  • If you have visited the Hôtel de Cheusses/Arsenal with a full-price individual ticket, you will benefit from the reduced rate at the Ancienne école de médecine navale. And vice versa!
    Discount valid on presentation of your ticket, one year from date of issue.
Openings
  • From February 8, 2024
    until April 12, 2024
  • From April 13, 2024
    until April 30, 2024
  • From May 2, 2024
    until July 1, 2024
  • From July 6, 2024
    until July 5, 2024
  • From July 6, 2024
    until September 1, 2024
  • From September 2, 2024
    until September 30, 2024
  • From October 2, 2024
    until December 24, 2024
  • From December 26, 2024
    until January 5, 2025
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