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Musée du Nouveau Monde
Musée du Nouveau Monde

Musée du Nouveau Monde

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Musée du Nouveau Monde
10 rue Fleuriau
17000 - La Rochelle
The Museum of the New World, which bears witness to the relations between France and the Americas, presents its thematic collection in the prestigious setting of a former 18th century mansion.
of a former 18th-century mansion.

La Rochelle was one of the main ports of trade and emigration to the New World: New France, West Indies...
Since the beginning of the 16th century, thousands of French people have taken the medieval towers of La Rochelle with them as their last image of France and their dream of America.
As a witness to these relations between France and the Americas, the Musée du Nouveau Monde presents its thematic collection in the prestigious setting of a former 18th century mansion, the Hôtel Fleuriau, the home of a wealthy family from La Rochelle who owned a plantation in Santo Domingo (Haiti).
Through paintings, engravings, drawings, sculptures, old maps and decorative art objects related to the theme of the New World, the museum transports you from the West Indies to New France and the conquest of the West, and brings you to meet the Amerindian world through objects and photographs by E. Curtis.

MuseoGames bag: created just for families at the Museum of the New World, it contains 12 activity cards and games to discover the museum's collections in a lively and adapted way. Accessible from 18 months and without age limit, it is distributed free of charge at the mnm reception desk upon presentation of your best smile! Take advantage of it!

Temporary exhibitions, opening hours and museum prices: contact the La Rochelle Tourist Office for more information.

- From 15 September to 14 June: from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 1.45pm to 5pm. Saturday and Sunday: from 2pm to 6pm. Closed on Tuesday.
- From June 15th to September 14th: from 10am to 1pm and from 1.45pm to 6pm. Saturday and Sunday: from 2pm to 6pm. Closed on Tuesday.
Free on the first Sunday of the month except in July and August.
Closed: 1 January, 1 May, 14 July, 1 November, 11 November and 25 December.
4-museum summer pass: €15


The art and history museums offer a new kind of workshop for 6 to 10 year olds: every Wednesday morning, the youngest visitors are welcomed for an introduction to art history through games and plastic arts.

Throughout the school year, participants will discover various themes and artistic techniques, from portraits to contemporary art, from linocuts to photography. During the sessions, based on plastic experimentation and multi-cultural discovery, the children will produce original creations which will be the subject of a small exhibition at the end of each term.

The workshop, led by Mélanie Abboud, cultural animator and art historian, will open on October 2 at 10 am at the New World Museum. Registrations can be made by telephone with the educational service until September 25.

Conditions of access :
- workshop open to 6/10 year olds (minimum level CP)
- annual registration
- 10 children maximum
- 300 euros/school year (30 sessions).
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Opening From 15/06 to 15/09/2021
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 1.30 pm and 6 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 1 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

From 16/09/2021 to 14/06/2022
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 1.30 pm and 5 pm. On Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed on Tuesday.

Prices

Full price: 6 €
Group adults: 4 €.

Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, the students, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Proposed activities

Temporary exhibition
Handicrafts workshops

Visits

Educational visits
Guided tours
Unguided individual tours available permanently
Guided individual tours on request

Environment

In centre of town
Town location
En centre historique

Spoken languages

English
Spanish
French

Payment method

Bank/credit card
Cheque
Chèques Vacances
Cash

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