Carnac Prehistory Museum

At the Carnac Prehistory Museum,
the world’s leading megalith museum, see the true artefacts discovered across the archaeological sites which have brought fame to the region.

Before visiting the sites of the surrounding dolmens and menhirs, visiting the museum is the perfect way to learn about everyday life in the Neolithic Age (4900-2200 BC). The great alpine-jade axes, the polished jewelry imported from Spain and many other prestigious artefacts plunge us into the time when Carnac was centre of the nerve center of all of Europe’s power and riches at the beginning of the 5th century BC.

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    many activities, available on weekends and during French school holidays

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In line with the measures taken by the government to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Musée de la Préhistoire remains closed until further notice.

Outside of School Holidays

January, February : Closed
March : Open 2pm–5.30pm
April, May, June : 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-6pm
July and August : 10am-6.30pm
September : 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-6pm
October : 10am-12.30pm and 2pm-5.30pm
November : 2pm-5.30pm
December : Closed

Closed on Tuesday

During School Holidays

Open every day

January, February, March : 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 5.30pm
April, May, June : 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 6pm
July and August : 10am– 6.30pm
September : 10h00 – 12h30 et 14h00 – 18h00
October : 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 6pm
November and December : 10am – 12.30pm and 2pm – 5.30pm