The Departemental Museum of Contemporary Art



Overlooking the valley of the rivers Graine and Vayres, Rochechouart castle has housed the Departmental Museum of Contemporary Art since 1985. Landscape, history and the imagination are three of the major themes at the forefront of the museum's collection.
In a remarkable 15th century building, by linking heritage and creation, a collection of refined contemporary art has been established, together with works that are more specific to the surroundings. In 1989, the founding of the Raoul Hausmann collection (over 600 works and a large set of archives) has enabled the Museum to be one of the leading research centres for this famous Dadaist.

To appreciate the wealth of the Museum, regular events are programmed. The Visitors Department organises visits and workshops for both children and adults as well as arranging events such as conferences and film shows at Rochechouart or in the surrounding area.

Costs : Standard : 4,60 € - Reduced : 3,00 € - Children under 12 : free
Free entry on the first Sunday of the month.
Guided tours available. For individuals and families : on request at the reception. For groups : conference visits by reservation. For further information contact 00 33 (0)5 55 03 77 91
Opening hours :
From 1st March to 30th September : every day except Tuesday - from 10.00am - 12.30pm and 1.30 - 6.00pm.
From 1st October to 15th December: every day except Tuesday - from 10.00am - 12.30pm and 2.00 - 5.00pm..
Accessible for people with reduced mobility.

Disabled accessibility

Qualité France



Practical information


  • Carpark
    • Yes :
    • Nearby :
    • Free parking :

Visit duration90 min

Language Welcome : English

Services & equipment


  • Carpark nearby
  • Free parking
  • Yes
  • Yes

Opening hours & prices

Opening hours

    from 16 may 2020 to 30 september 2020 Jour(s) fermé(s) : Tuesday midday - Tuesday evening
    from 10:00 to 12:30 monday, thuesday, wenesday, thursday, friday, sunday

: Tuesday midday, Tuesday evening

Prices & payment

  • No entrance fee

Means of payment

Credit card - Cheque - Cash

Location & access

The Departemental Museum of Contemporary Art

  • lat. 45.821426 - lon. 0.819030