The museum, designed by Pierre-Louis Faloci, is a metaphor for archaeology, with its strata of rough stone, polished stone and metal. Its permanent exhibition was revamped in 2012. The visit, on two levels, looks out onto the forest. The ground floor presents the Celtic world from the 2C and 1C BC through its fortified towns. The upper floor explores in detail the different areas of Bibracte and how its inhabitants lived.