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    The history museum of the 20th Century

    456 route du musée
    42380 Estivareilles

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    Musée d'histoire du 20e siècle - Estivareilles
    Vue de la Salle
    Vue de l'espace 1900-1914
    Tourism' Office Partner

    This museum which was desired and created by the former resistance fighters of the Secret Army of the Loire and of the town of Estivareilles opened in 1984, 40 years after the war. The main exhibition theme of this museum is all about Estivareilles Fights during the Second World War, more precisely in August 1944 (these events made the origins of the site).

    The museum retraces the history of the 20th century, following the main episodes of this period. Its modern and interactive presentation seduces both children and adults. Indeed you can test and touch various objects, listenning to a back ground music, and watch historical films which ponctuate your visit.
    Discover as well the surprising collection "Pictures and Sounds", made up with a vibrant cinema collection.


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    - Interactive elements : a pictogram untitled "Eléments interactifs", that you will see throughout your visit, will facilitate the discovery of the museum.

    - Free game for kids (6-13) "Mène ton enquête !" : Throughout time, kids climb on ladders, search for answers to solve the museum's enigma !

    - Visiting guide for kids (7-13 years old) : with those, the kids go around in the museum autonomously and become the museum "guides".

    - Visioguides : select on the tactile screen of your visioguide short filmed sequences and find with emotion men and women who made the local Resistance's history.

    Descriptifs thematisés

    Services pour les enfants

    Dispositions spéciales COVID 19

    Period of opening

    From 01/01 to 31/03 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
    Closed Monday and Saturday.
    Closed exceptionally on January 1st.

    From 01/04 to 11/11, daily between 2 pm and 6 pm.

    From 12/11 to 31/12 between 2 pm and 6 pm.
    Closed Monday and Saturday.
    Closed exceptionally on bank holidays.


    Adult: from 4 €
    Child : from 2.50 €
    Group adults: from 3.50 €
    Group children : from 2.50 €.

    Free entry for children < 6 years, the drivers, the holders of the M'ra card.
    Child entry valid for 6 - 12 years.
    Group rate available for > 20 people.

    Methods of payment

    • Cheque
    • Chèques Vacances
    • Cash
    • Credit transfer
    • Chèques Culture


    • Parking
    • Coach parking
    • Lift
    • Camper van reception area
    • Book shop
    • Film room
    • Public WC
    • Car park
    • Exhibition space
    • Play area
    • Toilets
    • Picnic area
    • Covered picnic area


    • Tourist information
    • Set down on-site for groups
    • Educational visits
    • Motorhomes allowed
    • Tourist brochures
    • Permanent entertainments organiser
    • Shop
    • Cash point
    • Guided tours

    Tourisme et handicap Adapted tourism

    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm