"Ingres" Museum


From March 24th, 2017 to March 25th, 2018 come to discover a part of the collection of Ingres museum  at the Old college, "Le musée Ingres hors les murs". The opportunity to learn it a little more on the museum in itself. All this thanks to the realization of two exhibitions.

> > > > LE MUSEE INGRES HORS LES MURS : "Ingres et Bourdelle, de l'idée à l'oeuvre"


With more than 4000 visitors a year, the Ingres Museum based in the former Episcopal Palace, celebrates the life of two illustrious native artists : Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres who offered the city of Montauban his entire collection of 4500 drawings (which are displayed at the Museum on a rotating basis) along with 30 or so paintings and his famous violin.
A fitting tribute is also paid to the sculptor Antoine Bourdelle another Montauban-born artist, with a number of works representing different periods of his life. Other collections, like those of Armand Cambon (Ingres’ friend and student and the first director of the Museum) as well as a fine series of old canvases that trace the history of painting from the 16th to the 18th-century in France and abroad, earthenware dating from the 18th and 19th-centuries and a large collection of regional archaeological finds are all on display.

Frequent temporary expositions are organised such as « Ingres et les Modernes » which complement the permanent collection and make the Musée Ingres an indispensable element in Montauban’s cultural life.

The Cultural Action Service offers various activities for children: games tours, workshops, educational boxes, artistic initiation , educational and cultural activities, extra-curricular activities
More information +33 (0) 5 63 22 13 82.

Tthe Association of Friends of the Museum to publicize Ingres aims and animate museum. Also it makes the public aware that it is responsible for its heritage - More information +33 (0) 5 63 20 10 46


Museum - "Victor Brun"

The Natural History Museum in Montauban opened to the public in 1854, invites visitors to discover its permanent collection that is spread over 5 rooms, each one filled with treasures. A real stuffed elephant from the Pinder circus greets the public as they enter into the museum. You can read about how he came about to end his days in the gallery and you will also encounter every manner of cat (domestic and wild), a bear, a boar and a most remarkable collection of birds (humming birds, birds of paradise, toucans, parakeets). The varied ecosystems that exist in the Tarn et Garonne are displayed in the form of lifelike dioramas, the fossil collection of Quercy Phosphorites (dating from 23 to 40 million years ago) take you back in time, the meteorites come direct from outer space and the shell and marine life reveal the treasures of the sea.

Opening hours :
- From Tuesday to Saturday: 10.00 am to 12.00 am and 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
- Sunday : 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.
- Closed on Monday, Sunday morning and holidays

Museum of the Resistance and the Fighter

1989 : An old prisoner resistant features an exhibition on the Second World War. This is the birth of the Museum of Resistance and Deportation dedicated to the 1939-1945 conflict in France but also in Montauban and in the department.
2014 :
This is the birth of the Museum of Resistance and Deportation dedicated to the 1939-1945 conflict in France but also in Montauban and in the department. 2014: Twenty-five years later, the work of memory poursuit. The "Resistance Museum and Fighter" enriched by donations evolves with new staging and opens to the conflicts of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the "Memory Pole". Modernization of this museum became obvious to the city of Montauban, so that this memorial is an information and education on conflict and the issues they raise the center.
This museum is in this sense an additional way to approach the history of yesterday and today. The visitor is invited to discover the great aspects of the Second World War: its origin, rise of totalitarianism, the march to war and exodus, occupation, resistance, deportation, release, the duty to remember . The local history of the conflict, such as resistant, foreigners, deported, the internment camp "Septfonds" are discussed. The museum invites reflection on the ability of man, to want peace through exhibitions, conferences, events all public and school screenings, guided tours. It is a place of discovery, exchange, testimony, education for present and future generations. The museum has a collection of documents that provides discovery in the consultation room reserved for this purpose and also open to "MEMO" Patrimonial Fund and the Municipal Archives.

Opening hour :
From Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 am to 12.00 am and from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
The room of consultation and of documentation is opened to the public : on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm.
Welcome of the groups or the specific public on reservation.

Toys museum

Come discover with your children toys that made your happiness when you were young, such as the happinness of your parents and grand-parents.
The museum is free for kids under 4 years old, 3€ for kids and 5€ for adults/

- Wednesday: 2 pm-6 pm
- Saturday-Sunday: 2 pm-6pm
- Small school holidays and summer holidays: from Wednesday to Sunday 14h-18h
- Closed on public holidays

Companion's Museum

Housed in a former mansion museum, this museum have got more than 80 masterpieces of companions as well as models of the old school apprentices. You can admire the work of carpenters, cabinet makers, masons, carpenters, cooks, glassblowers, masons, plumbers, tilers, mosaic, vitraillistes, saddlers (...)  all of which combine tradition and modernity. During the visits, companions present the history and legend of companionship while sharing their passion for a job well done through the masterpieces on display.

Open :
by appointment
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