Museums and places to visit

Antoine Vivenel Museum


About us

Reopening of the Museum on 13/05 on the occasion of the Night of Museums.

The Museum of Art and Archeology de Compiègne was born from the generosity of a local patron, Antoine Vivenel (Compiègne, 1799 – Paris, 1862), whose name it bears. Very cultured, this entrepreneur-architect who managed to make a fortune, but who ended his life ruined, gathered, between 1825 and 1848, an important collection of works of art.

As early as 1839, Antoine Vivenel wanted to create a Museum of Studies in his hometown, a veritable "encyclopedic collection of all the arts and all periods", which he associated with an educational aim and the free provision of drawing lessons. He then donated his entire collection to Compiègne, nearly 4 pieces, ranging from prehistory to the middle of the 000th century.

In 2019 and 2020, two new areas of the museum were inaugurated: one is dedicated to Asia and the other dedicated to paleontology.

In 2023, a historic immersion site was added to the course, with the use of new technologies.

Your ticket gives access to the Historical Figurine museums and the temporary exhibitions at the Antoine Vivenel centre.

Pratical information

  • From 5 years old
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Toilets
  • Shop
Payment method
  • Bank checks
  • Cash


  • Reduced adult rate Student over 25, job seeker, "large family" card holder
  • Free Under 26 and 1st Sunday of the month


From: 13 / 05 / 24 To: 31 / 12 / 24
  • Monday : Closed
  • Tuesday : from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Wednesday : from 14AM to 00PM
  • Thursday : from 14AM to 00PM
  • Friday : from 14AM to 00PM
  • On Saturday: from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.
  • Sunday: from 10AM to 00PM
    and from 14 p.m. to 00 p.m.


2 bis rue d'Austerlitz
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