Boulogne Museums And Places Of Interests

Boulogne is a well known destination for culture vultures, it referred to in many tourist slogans as 'Ville d'art et d'histoire' - a town of art and history. This particular feature focusses on the municipal museum which is one of several important attractions in the town. Must see opportunities for visitors include: The Castle Museum, The Basilica And Crypt of Our Lady, The City Hall & Courthouse, The Great Column (the tallest in France), The House Of San Martin to name just a few.

If you have any recent experience of these and any other attractions in the area we'd welcome your feedback. Our contact details are at the foot of the page. These links for hotels in Boulogne, restaurants in Boulogne and this link for our most recent local French tourism feature.

The Musée de Boulogne-sur-Mer Reopening

The local museum reopened it's doors on the 15th of February after a period of development and re-evaluation. 2013 is the silver jubilee of this respected cultural institution and this latest work has presented an opportunity to rethink how visitors access the collections.

In the first instance there is a new exhibit route, the predefined circuit visitors are recommended to follow to get the most from their visit. The route takes in the four main collections on display:

  • Mediterranean Archaeology includes mummies and all the usual artefacts that you might associate with an important Egyptian collection. Of equal importance is the display of ceramics from ancient Greece that includes hundreds of items including the "Suicide of Ajax" (attributed to Exekias).
  • The Department of Ethnography takes a broad sweep across a number of ancient civilizations including: the Americas, Oceania, Africa as well as internationally important collections from Alaska in general and the Kodiak Islands in particular.
  • Local history is represented through artefacts, explanations and exhibits telling the story of the area from the Bononia, to the Roman period across the centuries to Dark Ages, the Napoleonic era and up to the present day.
  • The museum's Fine Arts Collection includes an array of important; French, Italian and Flemish paintings as well as a significant a set of works by artists connected to the local area.

About The Museum

No flash photography is permitted, there is disabled access to the main collections and exhibitions, baby changing facilities and vending machines for drinks are available.

Opening Hours & Charges

The museum is open six days a week (closed on Tuesdays). It normally closes for the Christmas period between 23rd December and the 4th January. The opening hours are 10 to 12.30 and 14 to 17.30 Monday to Saturday the museum closes at 18.00 on Sundays.

Location And Contact

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