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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.
Admission : 4 €. Free for students under 26, unemployed, civil servants.
For more information:
Musée municipal de Semur-en-Auxois
Rue Jean-Jacques Collenot
Tel: +33 (0)30 80 97 24 25