Town Museum of Semur-en-Auxois

Musée municipal de Semur-en-Auxois (en)

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Located in a former convent constructed in the 17th century, the museum of Semur-en-Auxois has preserved its museography from the 19th century, and offers rich and diverse collections.

In geology, more than 10 000 pieces are exposed, and in zoology, birds and animals are brought together in a large exhibition room.

The archaeology room presents some prehistorical and protohistorical pieces, as well as Gallo-Roman, with in particular a beautiful ex voto collection.

The painting and sculptures gallery, with its zenithal lighting and its ground floor gallery, illustrate the 19th century with its numerous statues, mainly sculpted by Augustin Dumont. The museum possesses his main pieces such as his original sculpture of the Génie de la Bastille, but also his paintings, features of the period.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the museum is closed until further notice.

Opening hours 

April 1st to au October 30th : open every day (except on Tuesday) from 2pm to 6pm.
In July and August : open in the from 10am to 12pm on weekdays (except Tuesday) and every day (except on Tuesday) from 2pm to 6pm.

From November 1st to March 31st :  open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 2pm to 6pm.
Closed on Bank holidays and during Christmas holidays.

Due to COVID-19 concerns, the museum is closed until further notice.

Admission : 3 €. Free under 26 for EU citizens, unemployed, civil servants.


Contact : 

Musée municipal de Semur-en-Auxois 
Rue Jean-Jacques COLLENOT 
21140 Semur-en-Auxois 
+33 (0)3 80 97 24 25

tourisme semur

Discover the medieval city of Semur in Auxois, its municipal museum, its history and its exceptional architecture. Discover its high city and its suburbs by the river Armançon. Dynamic city, Ideally situated between Paris and Lyon in Auxois Bourgogne. In 7 km of the heat exchanger of the highway A6 and in 20 km of the TGV station of Montbard.


2 Place Gaveau
21140 Semur-en-Auxois
03 80 97 05 96

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