Museums: Finistere

Musee Bigouden
In 2008, the newly refurbished costume room houses a brand new collection entitled 1802 - 2008. At Musee Bigouden-Chateau (29).
Maison des Vieux Metiers Vivants
Situated at Ferme de Kerampran, Bourg, Argol (29). Rural museum showing traditional methods.
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Brest
Showing late 16th to 20th century paintings. Italian and French schools. Symbolist and Nabi art collections. Pont-Aven school seascapes. Open every day except Monday and Sunday mornings - open 14th July and 15th August. Based at 24 rue Traverse (29)
Musee de lecole rurale en Bretagne
This old school was built at the start of the 20th century at the foot of Menez-Ham and the gates of the Crozon peninsula and now shows the world of schoolchildren and teachers through various objects, documents and tableaux.
Maison de Mineraux
Situated at Route du Cap de la Chevre, Saint Hernot (29). An original discovery of Brittany through landscapes, its rocks and its minerals (the largest collection in Europe). Open all year.
Auberge Expo du Youdig
Located at Kerveguenet, Brennilis (29). Gite accommodation, restaurant serving traditional food and a museum made up of a miniature village. Numerous activities throughout the year.
Musee des Beaux-Arts de Pont-Aven
Dedicated to the painters who made Pont-Aven famous. Gauguin, Bernard, Seusier etc. Based at Place de lHotel de Ville.
Musee de la Peche
Fishing museum showing the history and technique of fishing throughout the world. 1,500m square display space. At 3 rue Vauban, Ville Close, Concarneau.
Discover Concarneau
Tour guides will tell you about the towns history. Contact Mairie de Concarneau - Services du Patrimoine - Pole Culturel, Les Halles, Place du general de Gaulle.
Musee Memorial Fort Montbarey De Brest
Located at allee Bir-Hakeim, Brest (29). This museum traces the history of the people of Finistere during the Second World War. Open Monday to Friday 09:00 - 12:00 and 14:00 - 18:00.
Port Musee
Located at Place de lEnfer, Douarnenez (29). Open all year round. Discover two museums dedicated to boat people of the past and present day.
Musee de la Fraise et du Patrimoine
Relates the traditions of the Plougastel-daoulas dar: strawberry growing, religious habits, sea activites, costume evolution. Activities in July/August. Located at 12 rue Louis Nicolle, Brest (29).
Abbaye du Relec
In 1132, a community of Citercian monks founded the Abbey of Relec in the heart of the Monks dArree. Only the Abbey church, the ruins of the cloister and the gardens remain today. Exhibition and events are organised throughout the year.
Chateau de Kergroadez
Located near Brest and built by the Marquis de Kergroadez, this early 17th-century castle shows the defensive architecture of the Renaissance in Brittany. Visit the grounds and enjoy numerous events put on throughout the year.
Musee de lancienne Abbaye de Landevennec
Visit the Carolingian remains - cloister, sarcophagus etc, the archaeological site and its museum tell the story of this monastic ensemble, which has been part of Breton history since the 6th century.
Musee Departemental Breton
Located at 1 r Roi Gradlon, Quimper (29). Open all year including Sundays.
Ecomusee de Plouguerneau et du Pays Pagan
The Seaweed gathers museum. Tours of the lle Vierge lighthouse, events and activities all year round. Open out of season by reservation, from 16th June - 30th September 14:00 - 18:00. Based at Route de Kerveogan.
Musee Memorial Bataille Atlantique
Situated at Fort Kerbonn, BP 44, Camaret-Sur-Mer (29).
Abbaye de Daoulas
Located at 21 rue de lEglise, Daoulas (29). Of this ancient abbey there remains the church and the Roman monastery and numerous pieces of Breton art of the x and xvI century. Open from end of March to beginning of January every year.
The Montbarey Memorial
Based at Allee Bir-Hakeim, Route du Conquet, Brest (29). The museum has 5 main rooms including artillery workshop and quarters and an exhibition. Closed at the weekends.
Marine Nationale Base Navale de Brest
A defense work built at the time of Louis XVI. World War 11 museum. Located at Allee bir-hakeim, route du Conquet.
Musee des Beaux-Arts
Fine arts gallery offers a range of European paintings from the 16th to the 20th century; italian, Flemish, French paintings including the Pont-Aven school. Situated at 24 rue Traverse, Brest (29).
Musee de la peche : Fishing Museum
Situated at Rue Vauban, Concarneau (29). History and technical side of marine fishing.
Musee du Loup
Located at 1 rue du Calvaire, Thegonnec (29). Discover more about the wolf through different themes; biology, history, myths and legends. Open Sunday from March to mid December from 14:00 - 18:00 and every day in July and August.
Nature Reserve of Île-Molène
The Iroise nature reserve shelters endangered species and features some habitats in need of restoration, therefore access to its small islands can sometimes be restricted. Discover this environment at the islands environmental museum and visitors center
Musee de lAlambic
Situated at 77 chem Quinquis, Quimper (29). Guided visit with free tasting. Open throughout the year.
Musee YanDargent
YanDargent was born in Saint-Servais in 1824 and buried in 1899 and his work is preserved along with memories of his life. This museum displays his paintings, engravings and illustrated books.
Musee De Morlaix
Painting and art gallery at place des Jacobins, Morlaix (29).
Le Port Musee
Museum of boats, exhibition includes: a lobster boat, a flat bottom boat and a long boat. At Place de lEnfer, Douarnenez.
Musee National de la Marine - Chateau de Brest
Founded by the Gallo-Romans, the castle includes national museum of the navy. Situated at Rue du Chateau, Brest.
La Maison du Pate Henaff
Situated at Pendreff (29). A centre dedicated to pate. Discover the life of Jean Henaff through numerous photographs, accounts, objects from collection, books and films.
Discover Landerneau
Learn about this town through the 32 explanatory boards found on notable buildings which tell you about the towns history and architecture. A document available at the tourist office can aid you or use a guide. Tourist office, Pont de Rohan.
Maisons du Niou
Situated at Ouessant (29). Highlights what daily life on the island was like until the mid 20th century. Demonstrations of wool weaving and a chance to meet the elders on the island. Open all year round.
Pointe du Raz
Located at Plogoff (29). This monument and information centre is dedicated to the cap Sizun area covering both cultural and maritime events.
Musee maritime du Cap Sizun
Situated at Rue Lesne, Audierne (29). Maritime museum with disabled access.
Maison des Jeux Bretons
Situated at Plassen Michel et Josephine Cosquer, Saint Jean Trolimon (29). Learn about games played in a by gone era by young Bretons.
Musee National de la Marine - Brest
The museum is housed in Tour Madelaine, Portail Paradis and its imposing keep. It features collections that trace the history of the navy and its close ties with the town.
Oceanopolis-Parc de decouverte des oceans
From the poles to the tropics, discover many animals and species. Situated at Port de Plaisance du Moulin Blanc.
The Saint-Pierre Church
Built in 1734 and one of the oldest monuments in Plouneour-Trez (29). Surrounded by chapels and crosses, the monument is known for its stained glass windows. One of the chapels is now used as a museum housing local history.
Ferme-Musee du Leon
Situated at Queran, Treflaouenan (29). Old Leon area thatched house and collection of agricultural implements. Guided tour and traditional activities.
Le Port-Musee
The museum shows boats and seafaring societies in Europe, Aficia and also within the Pacific Ocean. Free audio-guide in English. Closed for Christmas (29).
Musee de la Tour Tanguy
Built in the 14th century oppsite the castle, the Tanguy tower relates the history of Brest from the middle ages up to the eve of the second world war. Located at Square Pierre Peron, Brest (29).
Musee du Leon
Located at 12 rue de la Marne, Lesneven (29). Museum of popular arts and traditions.
Manoir de Kernault
A listed historical monument built in the 15th century. There is a 16th century intendants house, 17th century timber - framed loft, 18th century decor in the lords room, private chapel and fish-pond. There are guided tours and childrens event
Musee de LAmiral
Watch the secrets unveiled by the land and sea. Fossils, minerals, fantastic testimonies of the past at Penhors-plage.
Musee de la Fraise et du Patrimoine
This museum tells the story of the strawberry presented through over 60 costumed figures, furniture and paintings at 21 rue Louis Nicolle.
Ecomusee des Monts dArree
A former milling village with architectural character built between the 17th and 20th Centuries:15 buildings including watermills, a traditionally furnished 19th century house, bakehouses, farm outbuildings, a tannery and exhibition rooms.
At the entrance to the Armorique Regional Natural Park. Stroll through squares and discover old houses, stately prison, religious heritage, covered market and museums.
Le Musee du Marquisat
The Marquisat, a stately home dating from the 15th Century, boasts recreated 1930s interiors and presents elements from Cap-Sizuns rich heritage, includes a discovery tour outside. Based at rue de la Prison, Pont-Croix (29).
Maison de la Riviere - Sizun
This museum is entirely dedicated to water and aquatic environments. Based in the heart of the Regional Nature Park of Amorica, on the banks of the River Elorn explore the reconstructed natural habitats with aquatic flora and wildlife.