Musée Champollion - Egyptology and the History of Writing
The birthplace of Champollion in the 13C, and site of the museum devoted to him, has been extended by two new buildings that have tripled the exhibition surface and enlarged the museum's display capacity. In addition to exhibits devoted to Champollion, his work and Egyptology (sarcophagi, mummies, clay tablets and so on), it presents the history of the world's written forms, including the advent of writing, reed pens used by scribes, the invention of the alphabet, books, parchment and computers.
Address:Place Champollion, 46100 Figeac
Phone:+33 5 65 50 31 08
Price:5 € (-13 years old free of charge)
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