Discover the museum

All the island’s jewels under the same roof!

Inaugurated in April 2006, the Museum of the Island of Oléron offers a synthesis of the history and inhabitants of Oléron, and makes an excellent introduction to exploring the island.

In this 600 square metre space, various themes are featured such as : wine making, resin harvesting, salt production, fishing, oyster farming, traditional costumes, local houses…

Plunge into the soundscapes with recordings of people who used to live on the island, interactive technologies, and films, all adding up to a dynamic museum experience.

The museum is accessible for all ages.


July-August: daily from 10 a.m to 7 p.m.
April, May, June, September, October: daily from 10 a.m to 12 p.m and 12 p.m to 6 p.m.
February, March, November, 1st to 15th December: Tuesday to Sunday from 2 p.m to 6 p.m.
16th December to 31th January : closed

Admission fees to the museum:
Full rate: € 4,50
Pass rate: € 3,70
Concessionary rate: € 3
Young rate (6-18 old) : € 1

Brochures in English and German are available in the permanent exhibition.

The museum bears the National Tourism & Handicap label. Through its various facilities, it is fully accessible to persons with disabilities.


Any public guided tours

Guided tours of the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions are offered for groups throughout the year, for adults or young people. The lenght of the visit and its contents can be changed, according to the type of audience and peoples’ expectations.
Price: € 3,50 per person

Enjoy a tasting of some local products at the end of our guided tour!
Price: € 6 per adult / € 4,50 per child (guided tour + tasting)

A tactile, olfactory and auditory tour of the museum’s collections is available for people with visual impairment.
Price: € 3,50 per person

The Educational activities for young people

Activities combine a visit and a activity for technical and artistic practice, where youngsters can discover the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions in a playful way. The activities are proposed for individual during the school holidays. Price: € 5.50 per child. Reservation on 05 46 75 05 16.

Activities are also available for groups of children (school, holiday resorts, etc.) throughout the year, by appointment.
Price: € 3 per child.
Guided tours : € 3.50 per child
Activities combine a visit : € 4.50 per child




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