Musée Crozatier

A stone's throw from the city centre, in the heart of a centuries-old garden, discover the surprising and varied collections of the Crozatier Museum. A place for the whole family that combines tradition and modernity.


The collections are diverse and have a remarkable encyclopaedic range. They are displayed in galleries dedicated to archaeology, the fine arts, ethnology, lace, palaeontology, the natural sciences and mechanics.
There are four galleries to visit:
*The historic gallery houses local collections from the prehistoric period to the Renaissance.
*The Velay gallery is devoted to ancestral pilgrimages, as well as to lacemaking, one of the region’s main crafts.
*The fine-arts gallery includes the priceless Virgin Mary and Mantel (15th century), The Holy Family by Barthélémy d'Eyck (15th century) and the two famous paintings depicting Vercingetorix appearing before Julius Caesar. The room with a domed ceiling is decorated by a contemporary work by Franck Chalendard and provides a remarkable view over the upper town.
*The sciences and techniques gallery includes the palaeontology and natural history collections, including the well-known Auvergne mastodon. They are exhibited alongside a remarkable collection of machines and mechanisms celebrating the technological innovations of the 19th century.

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French


  • Fine Arts
  • History
  • Sciences and technology
  • Local tradition
  • Arts and culture
  • Modern/contemporary art
  • Plastic arts
  • Painting
  • Sculpture
  • Prehistoric
  • Archeological
  • Natural sciences
  • Ethnology
  • Natural history
  • Minerals
  • Mechanical sciences
  • Textiles/fabrics
  • Craft/Artisanat
  • Decorative arts
  • Sacred art
  • Folk arts and popular traditions
  • Local history
  • Geology


Full price: 6 €
Reduced price: 4 €
Teenager: 0 €
Job seeker: 4 €
Group adults: 4 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Modes de paiement

  • Bank/credit card
  • Check
  • Chèques Vacances
  • Cash
  • Chèques Culture
  • Online payment


From 28/02 to 09/04/2022, every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday between 11 am and 6 pm.

From 10/04 to 08/05/2022, daily between 11 am and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.

From 09/05 to 30/06/2022 between 11 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 01/07 to 18/09/2022, daily between 10 am and 6 pm.

From 19/09 to 23/10/2022 between 11 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 07/11 to 13/11/2022 between 11 am and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.