aurignacian museum

Groups accepted


Discover this museum of Prehistory where all lovers of archaeological and cultural discoveries can discover the first anatomically modern men who lived in Europe.

The Musée de l'Aurignacien is a prehistory museum that invites aficionados to archaeological and cultural discoveries. The Aurignacians were the first anatomically modern humans who lived in Europe approximately 36,000 years ago. Archaeological traces of the lives of these ancient peoples are taken from the digs of the site of Aurignac and other emblematic prehistoric sites to provide the central theme of the museographic presentation. Films, illustrations, temporary exhibitions and activities for all ages offer a great number of approaches to understanding prehistory. Ideally accessible, designed to appeal to all ages and audiences, this museum is also a place where debates and discussions are held, probing into the great questions of Man’s origins and addressing the latest scientific discoveries. Guided tours are available for individuals, groups, school groups and even toddlers (1 to 3 years of age).


  • Archeology Prehistory
  • Listed and classified by DMF
  • yes
  • Museum


Spoken languages

  • French


  • Specific theme activities-Junior workshop-Junior workshop-Conferences-Temporary exhibitions
  • Visites en : French

Visite groupe

  • no
  • yes
  • Durée visite groupe : 60 min

Visite individuelle

  • no
  • yes
  • yes
  • Durée visite individuelle : 01 h


From 01/02/2024 to 31/12/2024

  • Mercredi: de 14h00 à 18h00
  • Jeudi: de 14h00 à 18h00
  • Vendredi: de 14h00 à 18h00
  • Samedi: de 14h00 à 18h00
  • Dimanche: de 14h00 à 18h00

Du mercredi au dimanche 14h-18h
Vacances scolaires de la zone C : Du mardi au dimanche 10h à 12h30 et de 13h30 à 18h


Tarif Min. Max.
Base rate - full rate adult + de 18 ans = pass annuel 6€
Group rate 5€/pers - Nous contacter pour les tarifs groupes, scolaires etc 5€
Reduced rate Pass duo (2 adultes) à 10€ au lieu de 12€ 10€
Reduced rate Demandeurs d'emploi, étudiants... 4€

Means of payment

  • Credit card
  • Cheques and postal orders
  • Cash