National Museum of Prehistory, Les Eyzies-de-Tayac-Sireuil

Once the Castle Tayac, National Museum of Prehistory now houses archeological research and one of the largest collections of Paleolithic artifacts in France. Here, you can develop an understanding of the evolution of societies over the past 400,000 years. The collection includes stone tools, art objects made of bone or ivory, reconstructions of prehistoric humans and extinct animals, and much more.

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  • A very instructive and great museum: plenty of artefacts, films and explanations to better know our beginnings and the life and evolution of human beings.  more »
  • We visited with our 3 children and like many of the sites in the area, under 18's are no charge. We really appreciate the French view of educating the next generation. The content of the museum was am...  more »
  • The Museum is new, very clean and very well maintained. We arrived as there is no guided tour, we so did we even. We have discovered some things but this museum lack of pedagogy. Indeed although there are screens everywhere it must be quite a connoisseur to appreciate it.
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  • A museum with more to enjoy for the expert than the casual browser (unless stone tools are your thing!) But still enjoyable all the same. As with all museums in France, a visit on the first Sunday of the month means you don't have to pay and in this case is well with your time. The museum is attractive to the eye and nicely set out.
  • Worth a visit. However, we were there in the afternoon. Turns out that in the afternoon the museum closes. Standing for a closed door. In our culture, that is strange. Especially if you have air conditioning inside, like the museum has. Why close then? But we went back a few hours later to see the museum. Security at the door is strict! good! Fortunately, the museum also provides information in English. So we understand well. Well done! Used the toilet, needs a update. Old stuff. Took a while to see the whole collection. But 10 minutes before official closing time, the security/staff are walking around us. Not saying it's closing time, but directing us non-verbal to the exit door. We got the signs and hints. At last you enter te terrace above. Viewpoint on Les Eyzies! Fun! At the right side, there is a small tower/tunnel/bridge which you can pass to see the statue. But the door went closed and locked by security. 5-10 minutes before closing time. Therefore we missed this! :( Lame, since I could have seen it, if they not closed before the right time, or in the afternoon. But hèh...what can you do about it?!?...I think they really want to go home on time.
  • Very cool museum! A wonderful display of flint knapped tooling, and a fascinating exploration of prehistory artefacts!
  • Good information on prehistoric times pity there was no English (or other non French) translation.
  • This museum has a very comprehensive exhibit of neanderthal, cro-magnon, and magdalenian tools and other artifacts. Coupled with two videos showing demonstrations of flint knapping and tool making you can easily spend two to three hours in this place. Everything is described in French but pseudo English translations are available.

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