Archaeological Museum of Dijon

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29 July 2020

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Archaeological Museum of Dijon

Archaeological Museum of Dijon
5 Rue Dr Maret, 21000 Dijon, France
0.17 km from the establishment

The Dijon Archaeological Museum is a museum of “Burgundian archaeology” founded in 1832 in Dijon in the Côte-d’Or, labeled Musée de France, with collections on “Man in Burgundy” during Prehistory, Protohistory, Roman Gaul and then in the Middle Ages as well as collections on early Christian art, sacred art and Christian architecture. Since 1934, it has been housed in the main wing of the former Saint-Bénigne de Dijon Abbey (life century).

The history of the collections of the Archaeological Museum of Dijon finds its origin at the end of the 18th century in the will of scholars and learned societies such as the Academy of Dijon or the Commission des Antiquités de la Côte-d’Or (CACO), created in 1832, whose main purpose was to conduct archaeological operations, to preserve historical monuments as well as to publish and preserve the furniture discovered on major sites such as Alesia, Vertault or Les Bolards (Nuits-Saint-Georges).

Architecture

Opening

Open every day except Tuesday
From April 1st to October 31st from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
Open on Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
From November 2 to March 31 from 9:30 to 12:30 and from 14:00 to 18:00
Closed on Tuesdays as well as January 1, May 1 and 8, July 14, November 1 and 11, December 25.
The archaeological museum offers partial access, at the Benedictine Dormitory (with a companion)