Museums, ecomuseums and art galleries

Exciting museums ans ecomuseums explore past and present

The rich and diverse collections of the Corrèze’s museums and ecomuseums explore various periods of history from Neanderthal man to today, via the traditional tanning industry in Bort-les-Orgues, the “black nose” workers at the National Arms Factory museum in Tulle and the the slate quarry workers in Travassac. Art is also on the agenda with Tulle lace, the unique collection of Mortlake tapestries from England at the Musée Labenche in Brive and the gifts given to Jacques Chirac which are housed in the Musée du Président in Sarran, contemporary creations at the Meymac art centre.... The Corrèze has an important Resistance history and three venues are dedicated to the memory of this period when local and national history overlapped.

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9.1Excellent

Centre de Découverte du Moyen-Age

EGLETONS
Centre de Découverte du Moyen-Age - EGLETONS
This museum located in an attractive 18C building, is dedicated to the Middle Ages and provides an informative overview of the medieval world through history, art and techniques. The centre's museography highlights an interactive approach to daily and mona[...]
9.1Excellent
9.4Excellent

Musée Départemental de la résistance "Henri Queuille"

NEUVIC
Musée Départemental de la résistance "Henri Queuille" - NEUVIC
The museum has a double vocation: to discover the life and political action of President Queuille and to highlight the action of the Resistance in Haute-Corrèze, in particular the Neuvic maquis. Henri Queuille, mayor of Neuvic for half a century, creator [...]
9.4Excellent

ORLIAC DE BAR
- ORLIAC DE BAR
Reconstruction of Charles Chamberet's forge with its formidable collection of tools and utensils from the past.
9Excellent

Abbaye Saint-André - Centre d'Art Contemporain

MEYMAC
Abbaye Saint-André - Centre d'Art Contemporain - MEYMAC
This contemporary art museum sits in the south wing and tower of a former Benedictine Monastery in the heart of the historic center of Meymac. It has an exhibition area of ¿¿950 m2 spread over five levels. Its mission is to promote and disseminate conte[...]
9Excellent
8.7Très bon

Musée d'Archéologie & du Patrimoine Marius Vazeilles

MEYMAC
Musée d'Archéologie & du Patrimoine Marius Vazeilles - MEYMAC
Located in the former Benedictine abbey of the XI century in the heart of the historic center of Meymac, the museum, place of discovery and knowledge, is an exciting introduction to the history of the Haute-Corrèze and its inhabitants, most of the time r[...]
8.7Très bon
9.1Excellent

Museum of Neanderthal Man ''Jean Bouyssonie'

LA CHAPELLE AUX SAINTS
Museum of Neanderthal Man ''Jean Bouyssonie' - LA CHAPELLE AUX SAINTS
On August 3, 1908, the Bouyssonie abbots found the first almost complete skeleton of a Neanderthal man, as well as its burial site in the small village of La Chapelle-aux-Saints. This discovery is a world-famous reference in prehistory and an essential mil[...]
9.1Excellent
9.2Excellent

Musée de la tannerie et du cuir et petit musée de l'école

BORT LES ORGUES
Musée de la tannerie et du cuir et petit musée de l'école - BORT LES ORGUES
Covering an area of 1,000m², this museum houses approximately 20 machines once used in the tanning industry, such as fullering tools, scrapers and shaving knives, as well as machines used for drying/pressing, slitting, slating and staking leather. A video[...]
9.2Excellent

Musée du pays d'Ussel

USSEL
Musée du pays d'Ussel - USSEL
Opened in 1976, the Musée de France is dedicated to the history, arts and traditions of the Ussel region, which lies between the Millevaches Plateau, the Triouzoune Valley and the Upper Dordogne Valley. The museum introduces visitors to life in bygone day[...]
9.4Excellent

Museum Edmond Michelet

BRIVE LA GAILLARDE
Museum Edmond Michelet - BRIVE LA GAILLARDE
Located in the family home of Edmond Michelet, Resistance fighter and statesman (1899-1970), the museum is dedicated to the history of the Second World War. Nine exhibition rooms allow visitors to discover different aspects of the Second World War: the Res[...]
9.4Excellent
9.1Excellent

Les Pans de Travassac in Donzenac

DONZENAC
Les Pans de Travassac in Donzenac - DONZENAC
Unique in Europe, the Pans de Travassac site offers a unique journey into the slate-making tradition. Discover the world of the slate quarrymen who have been working the stone in this exceptional setting since the 17th century. In addition to the steep cli[...]
9.1Excellent
8.6Très bon

Les fermes du Moyen-Âge

SAINT JULIEN AUX BOIS
Les fermes du Moyen-Âge - SAINT JULIEN AUX BOIS
The village bears witness to the rural life of the people of Xaintrie (an old country nestled between the Dordogne Valley and the Auvergne Volcanoes). In a natural setting of 12 hectares, you will enter several authentic farms fully furnished dating from [...]
8.6Très bon
8.4Très bon

President Jacques Chirac Museum

SARRAN
President Jacques Chirac Museum - SARRAN
Designed by the architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, this ontemporary history museum houses the gifts received by the President of the Republic during his time in office from 1995 to 2007. It aims to give an overall picture of the modern world through its exhib[...]
8.4Très bon

National Accordion Centre (closed in 2022)

TULLE
National Accordion Centre (closed in 2022) - TULLE
Since 1987, the town of Tulle has instiga¬ted a policy of acquisitions concerning the accordion. Since 1994, various institutions have cooperated to create in Tulle a National Centre of the Accordion. The initial project has evolved greatly since 2003. T[...]

Les Quatre demoiselles » (Four young ladies) walnut museum, where you can drink and eat !

SAILLAC
Les Quatre demoiselles » (Four young ladies) walnut museum, where you can drink and eat ! - SAILLAC
« Quatre demoiselles dans un couvent qui ne voient ni pluie ni vent… Qui sont-elles ? Les quatre parties du cerneau de la noix » (Literally : « Four young ladies in a convent, who never see rain nor wind… Who can they be ? The four parts of a walnut[...]
8.9Très bon

Musée du Cloître

TULLE
Musée du Cloître - TULLE
Situated in the heart of the medieval quarter next to the cathedral, the Musée du Cloître André Mazeyrie is housed in the remains of the Saint-Martin de Tulle Benedictine monastery, a listed historical monument. Its Gothic cloisters are notable for thei[...]
8.9Très bon
8.8Très bon

Musée Labenche, d'Art et d'Histoire de la ville de Brive

BRIVE LA GAILLARDE
Musée Labenche, d'Art et d'Histoire de la ville de Brive - BRIVE LA GAILLARDE
The 17 roms of the Labenche Muséum ("Musée de France") are housed in an exceptional building of the Rebirth (Historical Monument). The collection of this art and hitory museum testify to the rich history, archeology and patrimony from Brive and its regio[...]
8.8Très bon

Museum of weapons (Open 2023)

TULLE
Museum of weapons (Open 2023) - TULLE
Closed since 17 March due to the health crisis, the Weapons Museum will not reopen its doors to the public. The City of Tulle has begun work on a new museum in the building of the former Banque de France, intended to bring together part of the city's muse[...]

The Chestnut and Basketry Eco-Museum

LANTEUIL
The Chestnut and Basketry Eco-Museum - LANTEUIL
For nearly 10 years, we have been restoring and staging all the objects which, from the end of the 18th century to the middle of the 20th century, gave rhythm to the daily life of the farmers of Limousin. From the most unusual objects to the furniture and [...]

Musée des arts et traditions populaires de la Haute Vézère

TREIGNAC
Musée des arts et traditions populaires de la Haute Vézère - TREIGNAC
This attractive 16C three-storey house on Rue du Docteur Fleyssac was once the home of Marc Sangnier (1873-1950), founder of the youth hostel movement in France. Today the museum houses regional mementoes, such as old furniture, agricultural, forestry and [...]