This museum is devoted to archaeological collections, mostly from local excavations, referring to the different stages of the evolution of the town.
The permanent exhibition offers a tour for remembering the living environment, funerary practices from the past to contemporary times.
Among the displayed collections, it is important to note an exceptional set from a mausoleum, of the late 1st - early 2nd century, built by a rich Gallo-Roman family who lived in Sisteron during the High Empire.
The specificity of the site, a crossroads conducible to trade relations, is highlighted by the different moneys discovered that help recreating the exchanges between local peoples and Marseille inhabitants during the second century BC.
A rich iconography of the city with drawings, etchings and watercolors show the evolution of Sisteron.
Rarities are also displayed: beautiful pottery of the sixteenth century, medieval capitals with carved characters.
Finally, the visit would not be complete without mentioning Paul Arene, a few of whose personal belongings and writings are preserved.
Museum classified "Museum of France Label".
- From 15th May until 30th September 2017 : tuesdays & thursdays 2-6.30pm, wednesdays & fridays 10am-12.30pm & 2.30-6.30pm, saturdays 9.30am-12.30pm & 2.30-6.30pm & sundays 2.30-6.30pm.
- From 3rd October until 8th December 2017, from tuesdat until saturday 10am-12pm & 1.30-5.30pm.
- From 9 December 2017 until 6 January 2018, wednesdays, fridays & saturdays 10am-12pm & 1.30-5.30pm. Tuesdays, thursdays & sundays 1.30-5.30pm.
Entrance closing 30 minutes before closing time.
Open for Heritage Days :
- 16 & 17 September : saturday 9.30am-12.30pm & 2.30-6.30pm - sunday 2.30-6.30pm
Entrance for disable persons
Located on 8 Saunerie street.
Tel 04 92 61 58 40
Service culture 04 92 61 54 50 email@example.com