Museum
in Talmont-sur-Gironde

Musée d'Histoire Locale et de la Pêche dans l'Estuaire

Housed in the old school near the church, this museum, created in 1994, brings the history of Talmon to life with photographs, plans, models, highlighting the fishing activity, the main source of local wealth.
The museum's collections come from local enthusiasts and are highlighted by the Société des Amis de Talmont without which the museum would not exist.

This museum presents the history of the site: the “Walled City”, built by the English in 1284, destroyed by the Spanish in 1652, almost became an American port in 1917 then a marina in 1972!

Nostalgia, nostalgia. the classroom is reconstituted... class photos are displayed there, the history of the village can thus continue.

In the garden, a former playground, a Museum of fishing in the estuary completes the visit. There we discover placed on the ground, the famous “yawl”, a traditional boat used to fish for lean.
The fishing museum presents the visitor with the tools used for fishing on foot and with nets. More specifically, scenes from daily life, in the form of dioramas, allow the activity to be visualized.

A recent film (which lasts 13 minutes) shows the two peninsulas in the four seasons and superb views from the sky.
We speak: English, French

Rankings & Labels

  • Family plus
  • Indoor
  • Treasures of the Charentes

Themes:

  • History
  • Arts and culture
  • Local history
  • maritime history

Location details

  • Village center

Visit

Minimum group size: 18 people

Customers

  • Groups welcome

Language(s) of the visit

French

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visit services

  • Unguided group visits on request

Opening

Opening hours from April 04 to September 30, 2024
MondayOpen
TuesdayOpen
WednesdayOpen
ThursdayOpen
FridayOpen
SaturdayOpen
SundayOpen

Prices

PricesMin.Max.
Adult
2.5 €-
Free for children under: 16 years old

Payment methods

  • Cash
  • Bank / credit card
  • Contactless payment

Services

Equipments

  • Parking nearby

Home animals

Animals are accepted

ACCESSIBILITY

  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
From 2.50 € / adult

Address

Street of the church
17120 Talmont-sur-Gironde
How do I get there?

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