If you have never visited the Musée de la Grande Guerre, do it for Museums Night 2021 planned this Saturday July 3, 2021. Open since 2005, the museum bets on presenting the First World War in an instructive way suiting the youngest ones with the visula reconstruction of a camp and trenches, but not only.
This bet has come to life thanks to the thousands items gathered by Jean-Pierre Verney. For over 30 years, he collected daily items, weapons, soldiers’ outfits, as well as tanks and Taxis de la Marne bought to collectors. Once his wife got tired of his collection invading the house, he wanted to sell it and the Agglomération du Pays de Meaux bought it and built this museum. This is the story behind the institution!
Since then, the museum took over and increases the collection thanks to tanks, legacies and donations. The big novelty is the arrival of the Saint Chamond tank from the Mémoire de Poilus charity set in front of the museum, but a very beautiful exhibition pays tribute to Georges Bruyer, one of the many artists called in for the war whose family gave the museum hundreds of drawings in 2011.
To discover for Museums Night then.
Dates and Opening Time
On 3 July 2021
From 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Musée de la Grande Guerre
Rue Lazare Ponticelli
From 7 years old