The Musée d’art contemporain de la Haute-Vienne offers a range of different visits options, whether you are visiting alone, as a family or with friends.

visite individuels et famille

Unguided visit

Visit information leaflets are available at the museum’s reception desk to help visitors get the most out of the château, collections, in situ works, current exhibitions or the historic rooms. Throughout the museum, detailed information is provided on both the artists and their works. During your museum visit, museum staff are present in the various exhibition spaces to provide additional information or detail on exhibited works.

Guided visits (summer period)

Each summer (July-August), the museum offers a guided tour of the exhibitions which takes place daily at 3.30 PM (in French and English). For an hour and half you will explore the wealth and diversity of the museum’s collection as well as learning about the international artists who have created works specifically for the museum. An informal and convivial way of learning about contemporary art.

Visiting as a family (school holidays)

During the school holidays, families are able to come and explore the exhibitions in a fun and active way through games-based booklets based on the exhibitions that have been developed for children between the ages of 6 and 12 (with some assistance from their parents). A dedicated “family workshop” space makes suggested activities and materials available to parents and children.

Free on Sunday

On each Free Sunday (1st Sunday of the month, excluding July and August), families can come and take part in a guided visit at 3.30 PM. This free visit is open to all and reservations are not necessary. These Free Sunday events are also frequently an opportunity to enjoy concerts, choreographies, stories or reading events in the exhibition rooms. These events casts a new light on the exhibitions and works.

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