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Auvergne Rural School Museum

Messeix Ouvert
© Auvergne Rural School Museum - E.Saens/OTC
  • © Auvergne Rural School Museum - E.Saens/OTC
  • © Auvergne Rural School Museum - E.Saens/OTC

A classroom like it used to be, which smells of chalk, real wood and old paper. At the Messeix rural school museum, people write in pen and purple ink ... It's time for black coats and galoshes ...


To better immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the school era of the 1930s,you will pass through the locker room where young and old will put on the black or gray blouse and high or low galoshes. Then everyone enters an authentic class of the 30s. A commentary adapted to the age of the audience on the history of Jules Ferry's school preceeds the practice of writing in purple ink ... The facilitator plays the role of teacher at the time of the "Hussars of the Republic" and very quickly the visitors get caught up in the classroom experience with smells of chalk, real wood and old paper. This visit ends with a page of writing in pen and purple ink. In the exhibition room adjoining the classroom, you will discover more riches. Objects that speak to you, from the celluloid baby doll to slate pencils and various collections of blotters, notebook covers and class photos. All these objects bear witness to the distance travelled since that time.
The association offers workshops to schools so that children can discover the objects and games of the past.

Complément accueil

  • Age minimum : 3 ans


Adult: 7 €
Child : 4.50 €
Group adults: 6 €
Group children : 4 €.

Free entry for children < 3 years, the drivers, teachers.
Child entry valid for 3 - 11 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Modes de paiement

  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash
  • Credit transfer

Période d'ouverture

From 01/04 to 30/09/2024, daily between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st.

Langues parlées

  • French

Tourisme adapté

  • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
  • Even flooring with no obstacles
  • Doors >=77 cm wide
  • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move



Animaux acceptés : Oui

Auvergne Rural School Museum
  • Private museum
30 rue Louis Aragon Bogros, ancienne école 63750 Messeix