34400 Nissan-lez-Ensérune, Colombiers, France
04 67 37 01 23
Musée d´Ensérune Colombiers Reviews
A settlement and a cremation burial site Jun 08, 2012
The museum is inside the Oppidum d´Ensérune and is included in the entrance ticket to the ruins. The museum is housed in a villa built in 1915. It was converted into a museum in 1937, when Jules Formigé refurbished it to display the objects unearthed at the site.
On the ground floor there is a room devoted to the settlement organized both by chronology and theme. Along the right is a series of thematic showcases with handmade items, bone-work etc.
The first floor is occupied entirely by the discoveries made in the cremation burial site. There is an impressive series of vases, which served as ossuaries. You can also see the development of funerary practices between the end of the 5th century and the middle of the 3rd century BC. The collection is interesting, but the museum could have been much better if the signage hadn´t been in French only.
There is also a gift shop with a great variety of books and postcards. They also served refreshments and tea & coffee.
Admission is: €7,50 for adults, € 4,50 reduced rate. Children under 18 years and EU citizens 18-25 are free.
Opening hours: May – August 10 am – 7 pm, April and September 10 am – 12:30 pm and 2 pm – 6 pm, October – March 9:30 am 12:30 pm and 2 pm – 5:30 pm
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