Over 2000 m2 of exhibition galleries
Throughout 21 rooms, the Museum of Prehistory invites you to meet the “Homme de Tautavel”, the oldest man found on French soil (450,000 years). The Museum of Prehistory presents his unique collections in order to make the distant past comprehensible to all.
A visit vibrant and multi-linguals
Explanations in 6 languages provide visitors with clear and educational explanations in each room of the museum.
Through faithful reconstitutions of prehistoric scenes, you dive into the valley of Tautavel and make a fabulous journey among men, animals and landscapes. A reconstitution of the “Caune de l’Arago” (place of discovery of the “Hommme de Tautavel”) visitors can immerse themselves into the authentic habitat of this ancestor. A multimedia show recreates a hunting scene from 450 000 years ago.
In the spectacular room diorama, a sound and light staging gives scenes of prehistoric daily life a unique realism, surprising the audience.
Here you can touch !
In general, it is strictly forbidden to touch objects presented in a museum for obvious reasons of conservation and security. The Museum of TAUTAVEL is breaking the prohibition and now invites the public to “touch” objects specially designed for this purpose. These are casts of original archaeological finds discovered in the Caune ARAGO TAUTAVEL. These pieces were chosen for their tactile qualities on the one hand, and their didactic interest on the other hand. These tactile objects also serve as a support for giving comments to disabled audiences.