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Musée du Pays de Cocagne

Lavaur | 81

Every year the museum offers two major events (May/August and October/December) in the temporary exhibition hall located in the chapel of des Sœurs du Christ Church.

The museum is currently closed for renovation and therefore the permanent collections are not open to the public.

Today the museum’s reserve collection has several thousand works made up of rich collections of religious art, fine arts, archaeology, local art and craftwork as well as a unique Midi-Pyrenean collection belonging to the former Puget organ factory.

The original Lavaur Museum had been created in 1898 within the Hotel de Ville where it benefitted from several State-owned collections. Over the years it was left derelict and then in 1952 it was relaunched by the Lavaur Archaeology Society and renamed The Vaurais Regional Museum. It grew through a number of bequests and donations. In 2002, the semi-associative organisation became a municipal one.

Musée du Pays de Cocagne 1 rue Jouxaygues
81500 Lavaur 05 63 58 56 55

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Rates and opening times


Free entry (except for summer exhibitions)

Summer exhibitions : 

  • Full price : €4
  • Groups : €3  (6 people or more) and Amis du musée de Lavaur
  • Students : 2€
  • Free :  under 18 years old, unemployed, RSA


Opening times

Open only during temporary exhibitions

13 May- 10 July 2023 : 

  • from Tuesday to Sunday (except Thursday) : from 2pm-6pm

11 July- 17 September 2023 : 

  • from Tuesday to Friday  :  10am-12 am, 2pm-6pm
  • Saturday and Sunday : 2pm-6pm

4 – 28 October 2023 :

  • from Tuesday to Friday (except Thursday) : from 2pm-6pm
  • Saturday : 2pm-5pm

7 November- 22 December 2023 :

  • from Tuesday to Friday (except Thursday) : from 2pm-6pm
  • Saturday : 2pm-5pm
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