Musée de la Préhistoire dans l'Orne

Le Château 61150 RANES
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New Museum of Prehistory at Rânes:
This is the only museum in Normandy entirely devoted to human prehistory. It is located on a major site for Neanderthal knowledge, covering over 1,500 acres according to current estimates, it is one of the most extensive in Europe.
The advanced technological survey gives a better understanding of the techniques used by Neanderthals to make their tools and their system of thinking in order to grasp the subject.
The complete refurbishment of the museum has allowed a new setting for exhibits, using beautiful illustrations, a local geology room and rooms for Lithic tools. The museum provides everyone with the appropriate level of reading and interest to suit them. For youngsters, there is the dig room and several games.

Opening times

From 06/01/2024 to 29/06/2024

Ouverture le 1er et 3e samedi de chaque mois. Départ de visite à 15h et 16h

From 01/07/2024 to 31/08/2024

Wednesday14:00 - 18:00
Thursday14:00 - 18:00
Friday14:00 - 18:00
Saturday14:00 - 18:00
Sunday14:00 - 18:00
Ouverture du mercredi au dimanche, de 14 H à 18 H .

From 01/09/2024 to 31/12/2024

Ouverture le 1er et 3e samedi de chaque mois. Départ de visite à 15h et 16h

Services & facilities



  • Outdoor games
  • Restaurant
  • Picnic area
  • Bar, cafeteria, tea room
  • Toilets


Child rate(De 6 à 18 ans)1€
Gratuities(Jusquà 5 ans)
Base rate - full rate adult5€

Payment methods accepted

  • Postal or bank cheques
  • Cash