Musée de la romanité – Nîmes

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

Last admission 6 p.m

Temporary exhibition from May 19 to September 19, 2021

 

The Roman emperor, a mortal among the gods

 

From July 21 and in accordance with the latest government announcements, continue to enjoy the Musée de la Romanité by presenting a health pass

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.

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Du au 19 September The Roman emperor, a mortal among the Gods

Thème

Browse the cultural programme for this summer’s temporary exhibition (19th May to 19th September 2021) Conferences Augustus’ Principate, a brand-new political framework Augustus’ death and his deification Mourning for a city and an Empire – Frédéric Hurlet, Professor of Roman history at the Université de Paris-Nanterre Wednesday 16th June, 6:15pm-7pm Les Res Gestae Divi Augusti –…

Du au 19 September European days of heritage

Thème

Sensory dig Objects are revealed as much by eye as by touch. This workshop will give you a whole new insight into archaeological digs. The Musée de la Romanité gardens Free, no booking required, subject to availability 7-12 years, suitable for children with a visual impairment Talk and signing session Understanding difference: the status of people…

Du au 19 September Sensory dig

Atelier enfant

Theme European days of heritage

Free

Objects are revealed as much by eye as by touch. This workshop will give you a whole new insight into archaeological digs.   The Musée de la Romanité gardens Free, no booking required, subject to availability 7-12 years, suitable for children with a visual impairment

Virtual tour of the seat of power in Rome

Conférence

Theme The Roman emperor, a mortal among the Gods

Free

Immerse yourself in a fabulous virtual tour, where you’ll be guided through a 3D model of Ancient Rome. The public architecture of Ancient Rome is a physical manifestation of power. Basilicas, mausoleums, imperial forums, columns, and of course the imperial cult temples were all built for the glory of those who commissioned them or to whom…

Virtual tour

Conférence

Theme The Roman emperor, a mortal among the Gods

Free

Plunge into a fabulous virtual tour, on a guided tour into a 3D model of Ancient Rome. The public architecture of Ancient Rome is physical evidence of power. The basilicas, the mausoleums, imperial forums, columns, and of course the imperial cult temples were all built for the glory of those who commissioned them or to whom…

Free Sunday

Conférence

Theme The Roman emperor, a mortal among the Gods

Free

You’ve got no excuse not to come to the Museum. Admission to the Musée de la Romanité is free on the 1st Sunday of every month (except for July and August), for the permanent collections, as well as temporary exhibitions.

Understanding difference: the status of people with disabilities in past societies

Conférence

Theme European days of heritage

Free

This talk will cover how “different bodies” found their place in human groups in the past, using techniques drawn from funerary archaeology and an anthropological framework. What was daily life like for someone with a disability? Were they looked after by their family? Rejected? Cared for? Supported? Properly equipped? With current advances in archaeology, we are…

Muséo’kids

Visite-Atelier Jeune public

Youngsters will first discover this everyday object via the museum’s impressive collection of oil lamps, including how they’re made, what they’re used for and how they’re decorated. Then, they’ll become a potter for the day, using clay moulding techniques and choosing the decoration for their very own, personalised oil lamp. 7-12 years – Unaccompanied Ticket shop

Du au 17 October “Julius Caesar from Shakespeare to Mankiewicz””

Conférence

Of all the characters we know from Ancient Rome, Julius Caesar, along with Cleopatra and Nero, is one of the most famous. But, somewhat paradoxically, he is one of the least portrayed characters in literature and cinema. Despite his extraordinary story! Only three aspects of his life have been fictionalised, with varying levels of heavy-handedness: the…

Du au 10 October The Roman Game

Thème

The Great Roman Games – Talk and signing session « Julius Caesar from Shakespeare to Mankiewicz » Of all the characters we know from Ancient Rome, Julius Caesar, along with Cleopatra and Nero, is one of the most famous. But, somewhat paradoxically, he is one of the least portrayed characters in literature and cinema. Despite his extraordinary story!…

Du au 10 October Weaving demonstration and workshops

Atelier

Free

Discover the weaving process, from a sheep’s fleece to a finished piece. Different weaving techniques are demonstrated – some of which are still used in certain countries today – such as the warp-weighted loom, weaving reeds and tablet weaving. Then you get a chance to try out these techniques. Aspects of hygiene will also be covered…

Du au 10 October Carpentry and soft materials workshop

Atelier

Free

We have long imagined that the Gauls lived in dark, crudely built huts deep in the woods. But actually, they had some talented carpenters in their society, who understood the qualities of different types of wood and used them for some surprisingly elaborate constructions. Discover the tools and techniques used in woodwork, how a lathe is…

Du au 10 October Introduction to pottery and children’s activities

Atelier

Free

Experiment with classical pottery techniques to understand the handiwork involved and gain an understanding of the potter’s craft. By Randa Ardesca Saturday 9 and Sunday 10 October Demonstration: 10 am to 6 pm (all day) Activities: 10.30 am, 2 pm, 3.30 pm and 5 pm (limited places) The Musée de la Romanité gardens All welcome –…

The Great Roman Games – Cinema

Spectacle

In association with the « Julius Caesar from Shakespeare to Mankiewicz » talk, a screening of two films introduced by Claude Aziza. In partnership with Le Sémaphore cinema Saturday 9 October – 11 am: « Julius Caesar » by Joseph L. Mankiewicz Sunday 10 October – 11 am: « Quarter To Two B.C. » by Jean Yanne Le Sémaphore cinema – 25…

“The story of the Gallic wars”

Spectacle

Free

By the Chantres & Chroniqueurs theatre company Relive the final battles of the Gallic wars: Avaricum, Gergovia and Alesia with the help of the Chantres & Chroniqueurs theatre company. The audience will be able to follow the action thanks to a reproduction of the battlefield, featuring figurines that perfectly illustrate the warring parties. An opportunity to…

The museum newsletter

The Musée de la Romanité awarded the Qualité Tourisme* label

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!

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.

visiteur admirant des fleurs dans le jardin archéologique du musée

The book-gift shop

intérieur de la librairie boutique du musée

La Table du 2

Chef Franck Putelat’s brasserie

intérieur du restaurant La Table du 2

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