Musée national de la Marine
Why take advantage?
Exceptional closure from Friday 10 to Sunday 12 November 2023 inclusive
The Musée National de la Marine is housed in an imposing fortified castle with seventeen centuries of history.
The tour combines interior and exterior visits, allowing visitors to appreciate the richness of the collections and the panoramic views over the harbor, the ports, the Penfeld and the city.
The tour covers shipbuilding, Brest's penal colony, the port's heyday during the American War of Independence, masterpieces of naval decoration, the industrial revolution, emblematic post-war ships, submarines and ocean racing (Jules Verne Trophy).
In the heart of Brest castle, the Musée national de la Marine houses a unique heritage of naval adventure. From inside to out, it offers magnificent panoramic views over the harbor and the city.
The stele of the Unknown of Vanikoro (a member of Lapérouse's expedition) has been landscaped to evoke the voyages of exploration to the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Built on the foundations of a 3rd-century Roman castellum, the Château de Brest is Brest's oldest heritage building.
The areas open to the public, dating from the 15th century, were redesigned by Vauban.
Only the reception/shop, the château interpretation area and the viewpoint over the Rade are accessible to people with reduced mobility.
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- Theme-specific animation
- Children's workshop
- Temporary exhibitions
- By the sea
- Close to shops
- In town
|Base rate - Adult Full rate||7€|
- under 26 from the European Union, unemployed, disabled, teacher
Free for under-26s (under-18s from outside the European Union)
Means of payment
- Payment cards
- Bank and postal cheques
- Vacation vouchers
- From 13/11/2023 to 30/03/2024
|Monday||13:30 - 18:30|
|Wednesday||13:30 - 18:30|
|Thursday||13:30 - 18:30|
|Friday||13:30 - 18:30|
|Saturday||13:30 - 18:30|
|Sunday||13:30 - 18:30|
Last admission at 5:30 p.m.
Annual closure in January.