Guéret's Museum of Art and Archaeology

The museum, installed since 1905 in the senatorerie hotel has never had any work. In 2018 he begins his moult for the next two years. Reopening is planned early 2021.

 The Guéret's Museum is not a museum like the others. Unique in Limousin, this multidisciplinary museum gave to see exceptional works around several strong themes.
Created in 1832 by the Society of Sciences of the Creuse, it occupies the old Hotel de la Sénatorerie and reflects the eclecticism of the donors.

He was particularly known for :

  • a natural history room around animals from five continents
  • Flemish, Italian and French painting from the 16th to the 20th century
  • sculpture with Rodin, Carpeaux, Quinquaud...
  • the painters of the Creuse Valley around Guillaumin, Madeline, Alluaud...
  • limousine enamelling
  • the Arts of Asia : China, Japan...
  • Egyptian, Gallo-Roman and medieval archeology

During that time :

During the closure of the museum to the public for restructuring and construction site collections, an off-site course is installed in the city center of Guéret. It has about ten panels retracing at the same time the history of the museum and its rich and varied collections. Are mentioned the painters of the valley of Creuse, the enamels of Limousin, Maurice Leloir and many others...

A leaflet is available to the public at the Tourist Office of Grand Guéret and at the Town Hall.

During the summer season, guided tours of the route in the city are possible by appointment at 05 55 52 37 98 or by e-mail: musee@ville-gueret.fr (Cultural Mediation Service).

Musée d'art et d'archéologie de Guéret

Hôtel de la Sénatorerie - 23000 GUERET

+ 33 (0)5 55 52 37 98 / musee@ville-gueret.fr /http://www.ville-gueret.fr/culture/musee.php