Musée Auto Moto Vélo

Communauté d'agglomération du Pays Châtelleraudais

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Historique du musée :

Le Musée Auto Moto Vélo (Automobile, Motorcycle & Bike Museum) is located in the former Châtellerault arms factory founded by Louis XVIII on the 14th July 1819. Initially used to manufacture bayonets, it was decided to also make firearms there in the 1830’s. For nearly 150 years, the factory (commonly known as “The Manu”) manufactured sabres, swords and foils as well as the still (...) Find out more


Focus

Le Musée Auto Moto Vélo (The Automobile, Motorcycle & Bike Museum) illustrates the impact of the automobile on everyday life as well as the general history of bicycles, motorcycles, scooters and mopeds. Rare vehicles such as a Panhard and Levassor from 1893, a C14 Voisin from 1929 and Longchamp de Couçy prototypes from 1953 are displayed alongside more popular cars such as the Ford T or the 2 CV. One of the highlights of these collections is a remarkable selection of French-made scooters and motorbikes as well as bikes fitted with an add-on motor and mopeds, which French motorcycle manufacturers diversified into as of 1950. In addition, the museum features a very interesting collection of motors, accessories (lanterns, travel cases) and advertising posters.

When reaching the end of their tour visitors will discover some of the treasures from the former Sully Museum’s collection, which counts over 16,000 items. Archaeological artefacts, headdresses, local arms as well as artworks will give visitors an insight into the history of the city and the region it is in.

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Temporary exhibition

Collections des musées de Poitou Charentes et le Fonds Régional d'Acquisition des Musées

Musée Auto Moto Vélo
From 06 July 2016 to 14 August 2016

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Activities for young people

Comment ça marche ... ?

Musée Auto Moto Vélo
From 06 July 2016 to 24 August 2016

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Guided tour

Visite en Famille !

Musée Auto Moto Vélo
From 06 July 2016 to 31 August 2016

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Temporary exhibition

Nationale 10 à Châtellerault : Prolongation !

Musée Auto Moto Vélo
From 03 June 2015 to 30 September 2016

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Temporary exhibition

Les travailleurs chinois de la Manufacture d’armes de Châtellerault pendant la Première Guerre mondiale

Musée Auto Moto Vélo
From 11 November 2015 to 11 November 2016

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Workshop for young people

Label "Centenaire" : La Grande Guerre aux Musées de Châtellerault pour les scolaires

Musée Auto Moto Vélo
From 02 January 2015 to 31 December 2018

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