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 remote to today. It is intended for both amateurs and scientists and neophytes, to adults and children.
A course on three levels, to discover the territory enjoying particular: funerary (medieval sarcophagi and Gallo-Roman funerary chests), Palaeolithic and Neolithic tools (bifacial, polished axes), objects of Gallo-Roman site of Cars and video 3D monuments, but also evidence of local rural life in the mid-nineteenth to the late twentieth century (tools, utensils, toys, musical instruments, furniture, clothing, reconstitution inside a farm ...). Information boards at different reading levels, kiosks, videos, complement the exhibits and propose discussing the future and the dynamics of the territory.
As part of promoting the region, the Association "Foundation Marius Vazeilles" offers throughout the year various activities to discover the territory and its wealth outings, exhibitions, conferences, storytelling, workshops ....
This entire collection is rich and varied, was collected by Marius Vazeilles (1881 - 1973) who was an ecologist before time and humanist who worked to improve the human condition on the Plateau de Millevaches. It was forest, archaeologist and political activist as a member of the Popular Front.
Open from 16 June - 31 October :
- from 16 June to 12 July and from 31 August to 31 October: afternoons from 2.30 pm to 6 pm. Closed on Mondays and Thursdays.
- From 13 July to 30 August: daily 10am-12pm / 2.30pm-6.30pm.