Great War Museum, Pays de Meaux
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Symbolically located at the foot of the American monument commemorating the Battles of the Marne in 1914 and 1918, the Museum of the Great War located in Meaux, west of Paris, provides an entry point to understanding the First World War.
A Unique Collection in Europe
The museum presents the extraordinary collection of Jean-Pierre Verney, a renowned specialist of the First World War. Built up over many years, the collection includes rifles, machine guns, swords, bayonets, shells, torpedoes, everyday objects from both the front line and from behind the lines, large objects (a Blériot XII-2 plane, a SPAD XIII plane, a Parisian taxi, two Berliet trucks including a homing pigeon truck), more than 200 complete army uniforms, newspapers, photographs, glass plates, posters, postcards as well as drawings, letters, engravings and paintings.
A unique collection in Europe that presents the conflict not just from a technical and military point of view, but also from a human and social perspective. The collection gives a sense of the daily life of the soldiers, women and children and the constant back and forth between home and the front line. All the nations that fought are represented in the collection of uniforms.
An Original and Sensitive Representation – Accessible to Everyone
Including reconstructions of French and German trenches and shelters, projections of archival and fictional images, educational games that highlight the economic impact of war, period equipment and objects that you can look at and touch — the museum allows the visitor to be completely immersed in this complex subject.
For young visitors, there is a free games booklet (8 years +), an audio-guided tour (12 years +, 2 €), and a reduced family entrance fee.
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Access and contact
Days and opening hours
From 01/01 to 31⁄12 between 9.30 am and 6 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Closing of the physical ticket office at 5:00 pm, the temporary exhibition and the roof terrace at 5:30 pm, the permanent exhibition at 5:45 pm, the store and the park at 6:00 pm.
Annual closing: August 14 to September 2, 2023.
- Full price: 10€
Reduced prices 8 € : Student, Seniors, Former soldiers, veterans Child (8-26 years), Unemployed, Those on benefits Large family: 28 € (2 adults + 2 under 18s +€2 for each additional child)
Free : Under 8s, disabled person and those accompanying a disabled person, Journalists, Museum curators/members ICOM network/Ministry of Culture card holders (free admission for 2 people)
ANNUAL PASS : adlut pass 17 € : Free and unlimited access to the museum for a year (from purchase date) and to our complete cultural program Child (8-26 years) pass : Free and unlimited access to the museum for a year (from purchase date) and to our complete cultural program
- Car park
- Coach parking
- Educational visits
- Coach access
- Room hire
- Themed tour
- Set down on-site for groups
- Tourist brochures
- Guided tours
- Fast food
- Ticketing in number
- Children's entertainment
- Temporary exhibition
- Handicrafts workshops
Guided tour languages
Documentation languages (home)
Bulletin board languages
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Guided individual tours on request
- Hearing disability
- Mental disability
- Visual disability
- Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
- Even flooring with no obstacles
- Minimum aisle width of 90 cm
- Doors >=77 cm wide
- Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
- WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
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