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The Seas Dockyard

Museum ,  History ,  Military ,  Maritime history in Rochefort
  • Embark on the maritime adventure of the Seas Dockyard for a day!

    In this natural and patrimonial setting on the banks of the Charente, discover the secrets of the maritime adventures born in the Rochefort Dockyard for 350 years.

    Today you are the captain, the boatswain and the sailor !

    At the Royal Corderie, test spinners and rope makers and discover a temporary exhibition of "Bathyskaphos" a contemporary art by the artist Elsa Guillaume.
    At the National Museum of the Marine,...
    Embark on the maritime adventure of the Seas Dockyard for a day!

    In this natural and patrimonial setting on the banks of the Charente, discover the secrets of the maritime adventures born in the Rochefort Dockyard for 350 years.

    Today you are the captain, the boatswain and the sailor !

    At the Royal Corderie, test spinners and rope makers and discover a temporary exhibition of "Bathyskaphos" a contemporary art by the artist Elsa Guillaume.
    At the National Museum of the Marine, understand history through rich heritage collections and finally, experience the Marine's inventions in the Giant Periscope.
    If you dare, climb the Accro-Mats, a 30 metres high course!
    For a day and evening full of maritime sensations, the enchanted night course Oceana Lumina uses the magic of sound, light and video to awaken your child's soul.

    El Galeon Andalucia, the flagship of this summer !
    The replica of a Spanish galleon docks in the shape of a dry dock of Napoleon III, in the heart of the Seas Dockyard. El Galeón Andalucía is a reconstruction of a ship of the 16th century, of those that connected Asia, Mexico and Spain for 350 years and which, by their navigations across the oceans, conveyed the ideas and cultures of the peoples.
    This replica of a merchant ship which looks like a pirate one, has 6 decks, 7 sails and 930 square metres of sail. The explanations given to visitors will allow them to understand another history of the marine, commerce and piracy.

    Warning : Opening days and hours are different depending on the site.
  • Environment
    • Overview on river
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Cycle track/route within 500 m
    • Close to pleasure port
Services
  • Activities
    • Permanent exhibition
    • Shows
    • Activity
    • Concert
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Children's entertainment
    • Entertainment evenings
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • History
    • Heritage
    • Plastic arts
    • Creative hobbies
  • Equipment
    • Parking
    • Toilets
    • Public WC
    • Car park
  • Services
    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
    • Shop
    • Booking of general amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Guided tours
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Online payment
  • Contactless payment
  • From August 27, 2022 to November 6, 2022
  • Reduced price
    16 €

    • Students, job seekers, curist's house
    curist, Privilege Card

  • Adult
    18 €
  • Child
    13 €
  • Disabled
    13 €
  • From 27 August to 6 November: the pass includes admission to the Corderie Royale, the Musée National de la Marine and the Giant Periscope.
    All prices: https://www.arsenaldesmers.fr/infos-pratiques/
Openings
Openings
  • From February 5, 2022 until December 24, 2022
    Opened Everyday
  • From December 26, 2022 until December 31, 2022
    Opened Everyday