The Loire marine museum

The Loire marine museum recounts the epic of the Loire in an attractive, modern, educational tour covering three levels.


Its rich collection blends history with technology, sociology and art. Il retells the story of the shipping on the river, trading, the work of the men who lived on the river and the life of bargemen on the land. Il is enhanced by an active timetable of cultural events and releases: temporary exhibitions, catalogues and organized events that run throughout the year, open to the general public.


From Antiquity to the 19th century, the Loire was the most widely used river in France for merchandise and passenger transport.

Today, the inscription of the Loire Valley on the UNESCO World Heritage List pays tribute to the determination of the people who made the river.

Opening Days and Hours

The museum is open all year, except on Tuesday

– from April 1st to October 31th, 10 am-1 pm, 2 pm-6 pm

– from November 1st to March 31th, 2 pm-6 pm

The museum is closed on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th




Normal rate: € 5.00

Reduced rate: € 3 (children from 7 to 17, disabled visitors, unemployed visitors…)


Free admission: children under 7, ICOM cardholders, press cardholders…


Self-Guided Tour duration: from 1h to 1h30

English, Dutch and German translations avalaible


Groups (from 10 pers.)

Normal rate: € 3

Free admission: children under 7, ICOM cardholders, press cardholders…


Accepted Payments : Cash & credit card



Musée de la marine de Loire

1, place Aristide Briand

45110 Châteauneuf-sur-Loire


 33 2 38 46 84 46


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  By Bus Accross the Department



  By road


  • A 10, Exit Montargis, E 60, exit Châteauneuf-sur-Loire.
  • A 19, Exit Beaune-la-Rolande, head to Châteauneuf-sur-Loire

The museum is based near the Loire à Vélo route, one of the finest cycle routes in France.