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Travel back in time at the Archaeological Museum of Saint-Raphaël

The museum takes place in a building classified as a Historic Monument with a medieval church that will plunge you into its crypts loaded with 2000 years of history. 

A museum steeped in history

Want to discover a historic and exciting place in Saint-Raphaël? Discover the archaeological museum of Saint-Raphaël, located in the old town. Between History, Heritage, Archaeology and Super Panorama, this visit will delight young and old alike!

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Vidéo ©Musée archéologique de Saint-Raphaël
Photo ©Musée archéologique de Saint-Raphaël

The museum's collections

You will find an important collection of ancient remains including the reconstruction of a Roman shipload and a collection of amphorae from Roman shipwrecks. Two floors are also dedicated to prehistory from the Paleolithic to the Neolithic. Something to amaze the most curious of your little family to, perhaps, create new vocations as budding archaeologists!

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Photo ©Ville de saint Raphaël

View from the Museum Tower

Best of all, in addition to a real historical learning experience, your visit will lead to one of the most beautiful views of Saint-Raphaël: climb up the fortified tower to discover a superb panoramic view of the city, the sea and the Esterel!

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Test your knowledge!

For a taste of your visit, test your knowledge through a short quiz offered by the museum! 

What does homo sapiens invent for leather and food storage? The barrel, the pottery or the earthenware? Answer at the end of the quiz....


Your visit to the Archaeological Museum

Adress : Archaeological Museum, Rue de la Vieille Eglise, 83700 Saint-Raphaël

Tél. : 04 94 19 25 75

Mail :

Site internet :

Useful Infos
• Free and open visit
• Guided tour by reservation (on 04 94 19 25 75) on Thursday afternoon (2€/person)
• Plan about 2 hours of visit
• Access by car: Exit n° 37 Puget-sur-Argens / Fréjus or Exit n° 38 Fréjus Centre / Saint-Raphaël
• Parking nearby: Parking Chateaudun, parking Lamartine, parking Victor Hugo
Opening periods
From November to February• Tuesday afternoon to Saturday morning from 9:00 to 12:30 and 14:00 to 17:00
- Closed to the public on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday morning and Saturday afternoon
From March to June and in October• Tuesday afternoons to Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm and 2pm to 5pm
- Closed to the public on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday mornings
In July, August, September• Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 6pm
- Closed to the public on Sundays and Mondays
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