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Occitanie Musées is the Association of Curators and Scientific Personnel of the Occitanie Museums. It brings together scientific staff from the Museums of France and cultural and heritage establishments in the Occitanie region. It integrates more than a hundred professionals in all areas of museum activity (management, conservation, mediation, documentation etc.). The Association is the regional arm of the AGCCPF (The national Association of curators and Museum professionals and the public heritage sites of France)
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Musée de l’Aurignacien

Aurignac | 31

Housed in a modern building that was inaugurated in April, 2015 this museum invites all Prehistory fans and the culturally curious from every realm to come and meet the Aurignac Natives, the first anatomically modern men who lived in Europe around 35,000 years ago.

Vestiges from the life these people led – hunting weapons, everyday objects, bits of ornaments, statuettes, found at Aurignac as well as other prehistoric sites are the common link that make up the core of this newly renovated museum.

Through multimedia material, temporary exhibitions, demonstrations aimed at all ages, as well as organised discussions and debates, the museum aims to shed light on the prehistoric world and challenge our understanding of the origins of man.

Musée de l’Aurignacien Avenue de Bénabarre
31420 Aurignac 05 61 90 90 72

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Rates and opening times


  • Adult  : €6
  • Child  under 18 years : free
  • Family pass : 2 adults : €10
  • Reduced price :  Students, unemployed, seniors, teachers : €4
  • The 1st Sunday of each month : €4

School Groups

  • €3 per child
  • Worskshop : €30

Groups :

  • 10 people or more : €5/person (guided tour included)

Worskshops (outside school groups) :

  • Worskshop (for 10 people or more)  : €30


Group rates

Opening times

Outside school holidays for Zone C :

  • Feom Wednesday to Sunday : 2pm-6pm

During school holidays for Zone C :

  • From Tuesday to Sunday : 10am – 12.30pm and 1.30pm-6pm.

The museum is open throughout the year by reservation
Closed annually in January (but the museum remains open by reservation for groups and school visits)

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