There are many and varied museums and art galleries in Poitou Charentes. Too many to list them all!. Our listing includes museums and places of interests covering a wide range of topics but is by no means complete or exhaustive.
La Maison de la Haute Sevre - Le Moulin l’Abbe
Exhibition centre located in a restored water mill dating from the 11th century.
At La Mothe St Heray.
Musee d’Arts et Traditions Populaires Raoul Royer
Located in the ancient treasury of the Chatelier monk’s cloister.
Highlights: the objects and tools of every country life in the early century.
Place des Cloitres,
Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature
Museum dedicated to hunting and to the various flora and fauna of the region.
At 7 route de Champicard, La Creche.
Musee du Charronnage et de la Tonnellerie
The museum invites you to discover 2 trades of yesteryear.
The sights of the cartwright’s and cooper’s tools, and the collection of cartwheels and barrels.
Musee Georges Turpin
Featuring many animated models, soundtracks and light shows, inviting visitors to travel back in time through the city’s history with its presentation of archaeological collections and artefacts, which includes a collection of crockery.
Museum of gardens and rural interests - Prahecq
History of agriculture and gardens with a mini farm for the children.
Open every day in summer from 10:00-18:00. Access for the disabled.
Museum of Old Miniature Models
Many trades and crafts, including blacksmiths, horseshoe makers, woodworkers, plumbers, masons, farmers and more.
950 items and small handheld tools are displayed.
50 miniature models of farming machinery.
In St Marc la Lande.
Museum of Rauranum
The museum presents the findings from the excavations undertaken on the town of Rauranum.
The town was located at a crosroads on the ancient imperial way linking Limonum (Poitiers) to Santonum (Saintes).
Museum of Toys and Games
Lead soldiers form part of this large collection of toys and games through the ages.
Open all year 14:30-18:00.
At 6 rue du Chateau, Mauleon.
Museum of Tumulus in Bougon
This archeological site was built 2000 years before the Pyramids in Egypt.
Based in Bougon.
The Museum of Art and Popular Traditions of Airvault
Located in the medieval ancient abbey of the year one thousand, this museum presents collections very rich linked to the everyday life in the past: farming tools, handcrafted objects, earthenware items, headdresses, clothing, furniture.
Wet Marshes Museum
An educational visit for understanding the Marshes.
Situated at Place de la Coutume, Coulon.