This museum of underwater archaeology stands in the pinewoods of Cap d'Agde and contains France's largest collection of antique bronzes found in situ.
The museum visit includes:
The modern department : medieval pottery, arms from the royal fleet and cargoes from 12th to 19th Century wrecks.
The ancient department : maritime trade (amphorae, crockery), the Greek town and ancient boats (naval architecture, anchors, life on board), a mosaic illustrating a little-known scene from Greek and Roman mythology: "the judgement of Marsyas".
The bronze department : The Agde of Ephèbe, a prestigious Hellenistic bronze found in the waters of the Hérault in 1964, dating back to the 4th Century BC; an Etruscan bronze tripod, a series of stone cannons, a victory wing and some outstanding items found recently: two roman statues (Cupid and a young boy wearing a Roman tunic) dating back to between the 1st Century BC and the 1st Century AD,...
The "inventors" room : shows the wealth of discoveries made on the sea bed in Agde and the surrounding area.
Guided tours :
Guided tours (audio-guide) all year round..
4,70 € adults ; 3,60 € seniors ; 1,80 € young people from 8 to 18 years old, unemployed, disabled.
Guided tours for groups (minimum 10 people) all year round, advance reservation is required.
Adults 5,20 € ; 4,40€ seniors ; 2,60 € young people from 11 to 18 years old. Special rates for school groups.