Musée Champollion - Egyptology and the History of Writing

Recommended
The house (13C) where Champollion was born and the two buildings adjacent to it have been turned into a museum. In addition to Champollion's personality, his work and the pieces on display (sarcophagi, mummies, clay tablets and so on), it presents the history of the world's written forms, including the advent of writing - from reed pens used by scribes to the invention of the alphabet - and the evolution of books, from parchment to computers. A fascinating museum.

Useful information

Address:

Place Champollion, 46100 Figeac

Phone:

+33 5 65 50 31 08

Price:

5 € (-13 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

Jul-Aug: 10.30am-6.30pm; Apr-Jun and Sep-Oct: daily except Mon (except Bank Hols) 10.30am-12.30pm, 2pm-6pm; rest of year: daily except Mon 2pm-5.30pm, 24 and 31 Dec 2pm-4pm - closed mid -end Jan, 1 Jan, 1 May, 25 Dec

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