National Museum of Prehistory National Museum of Prehistory National Museum of Prehistory National Museum of Prehistory National Museum of Prehistory

Musée National de la Préhistoire

More than 18,000 pieces in a completely new museography

Welcome to the National Museum of Prehistory

Installed in the old Château des Eyzies de Taillac since 1911, inlaid in the cliff overlooking the village. The National Museum of Prehistory is a place of reference for prehistorians and visitors alike.

It is located in the heart of the Vézère valley known as the Valley of Man, close to the largest prehistoric sites listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The museum houses exceptional collections that retrace more than 400 millennia of human presence.

The National Museum of Prehistory is a lively place that welcomes archaeologists, students and researchers from all over the world. Throughout the year, lectures follow one another open to the public, students and schoolchildren.

It is not frozen, temporary and virtual exhibitions follow one another. Discover the agenda of the National Museum of Prehistory here

Groups can visit the museum accompanied by their own lecturers, or unaccompanied. They will only have to pay the entrance fee. In the case of a visit with its own lecturer, it is obligatory to inform the museum, and to ask for a speaking fee.

The museum also offers tours led by a national museum lecturer in French or English. These visits can be general or thematic, or present current exhibitions.


Tariff details

Free visit

Entrance fee :
Full price: €6.00
Reduced rate : 4,50 €

Free of charge:

for everyone on the first Sunday of the month,
for those under 18,
for students between 18 and 25 years old inclusive, of European nationality or resident for more than 3 months in an EU country,
for active teachers of the first and second levels of National Education, holders of the "Education Pass".

Guided tours and workshops :

1h visit: 9,50 €, reduced rate under conditions, free for children under 13 years old.
1h30 visit : 11,50 €, reduced rate under conditions, free for children under 13 years old.
Playful visit, workshop, Préhisto'Rigolo, A museum to be crunched, P for Prehistory : 7 €

Within the framework of the partnership with the abri Pataud (National Museum of Natural History) :
Preferential rate: 5 € (on presentation of a full fare ticket for the abri Pataud)


Group rates:

Find all the details of the group rates according to the number of people and the duration of the visit. here

Ticketing / shop / reservation for discovery visits and individual workshops :
Tel. 05 53 06 45 49 - During busy periods, please call after 3pm.
No reservation is necessary for self-guided tours.

Reservation for group visits :
Tel. 05 53 06 45 65 / Fax 05 53 06 45 67

Dates and Times


July and August: non-stop from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm, every day
June and September: uninterrupted from 9.30 am to 6 pm, closed on Tuesdays.
October to May: from 9:30 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 17:30, closed on Tuesdays.
Closed on December 25th and January 1st.

Last admission 45 minutes before closing.
Evacuation of the lower gallery 30 minutes before closing.

Spoken languages


Adresse :

Musée national de Préhistoire - 1, rue du musée - 24620 Les Eyzies


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