Musée de la romanité – Nîmes

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Temporary exhibition :

“The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation”

15 April – 23 October 2022

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Visuel étrusque

The museum is open every day
from 10 a.m to 7 p.m

Last admission 6 p.m

Live the historical EXPERIENCE

  • 25 Centuries of history to explore
  • 5000 Exceptional pieces
  • 65 Multimedia devices
Collection du Musée de la Romanité - Nîmes

Plunge into the history of Nîmes

Let us guide you on a discovery of the Nîmes territory and everyday life of the people who lived here over 25 centuries…

Explore Nîmes in Roman times

Journey back to the origins of Nîmes, when the Gauls would worship the god Nemausus at the foot of the sacred source, then explore Nîmes in Roman times: monumental architecture, recreation of the living quarters of a Roman villa, statues and mosaics, everyday objects and objects related to worshipping the gods.

Your journey continues through the Middle Ages, through an imaginary world and a profound Christian faith engraved in stone. A display that will help you understand the influence of the Roman civilisation and the traces that can still be seen today, as permanent ancient references engraved into the history of Nîmes.

An interactive museum

The Musée de la Romanité is a new-generation interactive museum, thanks to the use of multimedia devices throughout the collections, for a surprising immersive experience and to see Nîmes in Roman times from a brand-new perspective.

This museum is located opposite the Arena of Nîmes and was designed in a contemporary style by architect Elizabeth de Portzamparc, with a glass covering draped over the facade, much like a wavy mosaic. The Musée de la Romanité is both a scientific and innovative museum, a real experience, with a book-gift shop, gourmet bistro-style restaurant overlooking the Arena, and a Mediterranean-style garden. Finally, there’s a breath-taking view of the most beautiful monuments of Nîmes from the 360° rooftop.

The Musée de la Romanité is the gateway to understanding Nîmes and the surrounding area

The Musée de la Romanité is much more than just a Gallo-Roman museum, it is also an archaeological museum where you can learn all about the Roman influence on the area throughout the centuries. Just like the other museums of Nîmes, it bears the “Musée de France” label. It is the biggest museum in the Gard and one of the most visited in the Occitanie region of France.

Agenda

Les goûters Muséo’kids – “In the Roman garden”

Guided tour and workshop for young audiences

Theme Goûters Muséo’kids

This time the visit takes place in the museum garden. Your children discover the plants that arrived in the Nîmes area during Roman times: their names, stories about them, uses and more. Then they don their gardener’s hat and plant a Roman species, decorate the pot, and label it with its Latin name. Now it’s over…
archaeological garden in Nîmes

Du au 16 October NATIONAL ARCHITECTURE DAYS

Théme

Architectural Journey – guided tour Saturday 15 October– 3.30pm  Sunday 16 October – 11am and 3.30pm The Musée de la Romanité is an example of the architectural dialogue between ancient and modern styles and provides an exceptional view of the city of Nîmes’ history. Learn all about this treasure trove of Nîmes’ archaeological heritage on a…

Documentary screening and debate: The Etruscans – a Mediterranean civilisation

Conférence

Theme The Etruscans, a Mediterranean civilisation

Free

With documentary director Alexis de Favitski, Saturday 22 October – 4pm This captivating documentary presents insights from all the best specialists with a voyage to Corsica and Italy following in the footsteps of archaeologists and researchers visiting legendary funeral sites bequeathed to us by the Etruscans. 3D graphic animations resurrect the monuments, temples and cities that…
Votive animal - Temporary exhibition "The Etruscans" 2022

On a whim !

Guided family tour

Explore the museum’s collections to learn the terrible stories about people losing their heads: from the Gauls’ severed heads to the tormented holy martyrs during the Middle Ages, and many stories from classical mythology. It’s a chilling visit! Keep your head on your shoulders. Duration: 1 hour Admission children: €6 Admission adults: €12, €9 (concession), €4…

On a whim !

Guided family tour

Explore the museum’s collections to learn the terrible stories about people losing their heads: from the Gauls’ severed heads to the tormented holy martyrs during the Middle Ages, and many stories from classical mythology. It’s a chilling visit! Keep your head on your shoulders. Duration: 1 hour Admission children: €6 Admission adults: €12, €9 (concession), €4…

On a whim !

Guided family tour

Explore the museum’s collections to learn the terrible stories about people losing their heads: from the Gauls’ severed heads to the tormented holy martyrs during the Middle Ages, and many stories from classical mythology. It’s a chilling visit! Keep your head on your shoulders. Duration: 1 hour Admission children: €6 Admission adults: €12, €9 (concession), €4…

On a whim !

Guided family tour

Explore the museum’s collections to learn the terrible stories about people losing their heads: from the Gauls’ severed heads to the tormented holy martyrs during the Middle Ages, and many stories from classical mythology. It’s a chilling visit! Keep your head on your shoulders. Duration: 1 hour Admission children: €6 Admission adults: €12, €9 (concession), €4…

On a whim !

Guided family tour

Explore the museum’s collections to learn the terrible stories about people losing their heads: from the Gauls’ severed heads to the tormented holy martyrs during the Middle Ages, and many stories from classical mythology. It’s a chilling visit! Keep your head on your shoulders. Duration: 1 hour Admission children: €6 Admission adults: €12, €9 (concession), €4…

Wednesday’s Funday !

Animation

From ages 7 to 77 Challenge the Masters at the Musée de la Romanité in classic and timeless games from the Roman era with games of chance, skill and riddles. Included with museum entrance fee. Museum collections. No booking required. Prochaines dates 26 octobre de 14h00 à 17h002 novembre de 14h00 à 17h00
Guerrier de Grézan - collections permanente du Musée de la Romanité

On a whim !

Guided family tour

Explore the museum’s collections to learn the terrible stories about people losing their heads: from the Gauls’ severed heads to the tormented holy martyrs during the Middle Ages, and many stories from classical mythology. It’s a chilling visit! Keep your head on your shoulders. Duration: 1 hour Admission children: €6 Admission adults: €12, €9 (concession), €4…

On a whim !

Guided family tour

Explore the museum’s collections to learn the terrible stories about people losing their heads: from the Gauls’ severed heads to the tormented holy martyrs during the Middle Ages, and many stories from classical mythology. It’s a chilling visit! Keep your head on your shoulders. Duration: 1 hour Admission children: €6 Admission adults: €12, €9 (concession), €4…

On a whim !

Guided family tour

Explore the museum’s collections to learn the terrible stories about people losing their heads: from the Gauls’ severed heads to the tormented holy martyrs during the Middle Ages, and many stories from classical mythology. It’s a chilling visit! Keep your head on your shoulders. Duration: 1 hour Admission children: €6 Admission adults: €12, €9 (concession), €4…

On a whim !

Guided family tour

Explore the museum’s collections to learn the terrible stories about people losing their heads: from the Gauls’ severed heads to the tormented holy martyrs during the Middle Ages, and many stories from classical mythology. It’s a chilling visit! Keep your head on your shoulders. Duration: 1 hour Admission children: €6 Admission adults: €12, €9 (concession), €4…

On a whim !

Guided family tour

Explore the museum’s collections to learn the terrible stories about people losing their heads: from the Gauls’ severed heads to the tormented holy martyrs during the Middle Ages, and many stories from classical mythology. It’s a chilling visit! Keep your head on your shoulders. Duration: 1 hour Admission children: €6 Admission adults: €12, €9 (concession), €4…

On a whim !

Guided family tour

Explore the museum’s collections to learn the terrible stories about people losing their heads: from the Gauls’ severed heads to the tormented holy martyrs during the Middle Ages, and many stories from classical mythology. It’s a chilling visit! Keep your head on your shoulders. Duration: 1 hour Admission children: €6 Admission adults: €12, €9 (concession), €4…

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The Musée de la Romanité awarded the Qualité Tourisme* label

Les labels qualité tourisme

Excerpt: The procedure began in the spring and the Musée de la Romanité in Nîmes was finally awarded the “Qualité Tourisme” label in October 2020. This French national label is valid for 5 years and is awarded following an audit to check more than 350 specific criteria, which is then validated by a visit from a ‘mystery…

360° virtual tour: The Musée de la Romanité is coming to you!

Virtual tour of the Museum of Romanity

Excerpt: You can now take a 360° virtual tour of the Musée de la Romanité, in partnership with Impakt 360, a digital start-up based in Nîmes and Montpellier, specialised in creating 360° immersive content. An exceptional experience up-close with the artworks and collections, to explore the museum in a whole different light… A real experience of a virtual…

MORE THAN A MUSEUM, 

A real experience

Architectural interaction

Admire architect E. de Portzamparc’s creation, that invites the town into the museum

vis-à-vis entre la façade du musée et les arènes de Nîmes

The rooftop

Admire the fabulous 360° view that awaits you from the rooftop, overlooking the city of Nîmes

vue des arènes depuis le rooftop au couchant

The Café du Musée

visiteurs assis à la terrasse du café du musée de la romanité

The garden

Relax in the Mediterranean-style archaeological garden and find out how the plants came to be here and how they acclimatised.

le jardin archéologique du musée

The book-gift shop

la librairie boutique

La Table du 2

Chef Franck Putelat’s brasserie

intérieur du restaurant La Table du 2

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