Welcome to the Museum of the city of Bergerac, wine and waterways
The Museum of the city of Bergerac, wine and shipping is located in a half-timbered building once a former tavern on the port of Bergerac in a territory where river and vineyards have always been the major assets of its development.
It consists of 3 levels each dedicated to a theme.
On the ground floor, the museum tells you about the city through photographic documents, rare archives and selected objects from medieval origins to the 19th century.
The first floor is dedicated to the wines of Bergerac and the history of winegrowing. A collection of agricultural tools and objects from the former cooperage workshops and wine cellars of the country are on display. You will discover the evolution of the great vineyard that surrounds the town and the history of the great wine trade towards the British Isles and Northern Europe that have driven the town's economy.
The second floor is dedicated to the inland waterways around the Dordogne, from the typical flat-bottomed boats to the gabares and bridges crossing the river. Models, old photographs and woodworking tools will litter your visit.
Outside the museum, on the archaeological forecourt of the site of the old mill of Piles, an exhibition dedicated to the history of the Grands Moulins de Bergerac is freely accessible.
Individuals: Adults over 18 years old: 3 € Reduced rate*: 1.5
Admission twinned with the Tobacco Museum: Adult €5 - Reduced rate*: €2.50
Annual subscription* Musée du Tabac and Musée de la Ville: Adult 12 €.
Groups : Self-guided tour from 10 people: 2 € / Guided tours for groups possible.
Dates and Times
Opening hours : April-May: Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm, Sunday from 2.30pm to 6.30pm June to Sept: daily from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 6pm October to March: Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm, Saturday from 10am to 12pm.