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Night of Museums
Each year in the month of May, the museum opens its doors from dusk until midnight, free of charge, for the European Night of Museums. Guided and illuminated tours, fun tours, workshops, screenings, tastings, live shows, exceptional events give a wide audience a friendly and fun museum experience.
European Archaeology Days
Each year in June, the museum invites you to a meeting with your history! The European Archaeology Days are managed by Inrap (National Institute for Preventative Archaeological Research) under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture. They took place on the 18th and 19th of June. Whether you are a history buff or simply curious, come with your family or your class to discover behind-the-scenes aspects of heritage and archaeological research.
European Heritage Days
Instigated by the Ministry of Culture, the European Heritage Days aim to help as many people as possible discover the extraordinary wealth of our heritage through unique events and unusual visits. Every third weekend in September, come and discover the former episcopal palace now a museum. Admission is free of charge.
The Science Festival (Fête de la science) in October is an annual event, free of charge and open to all. Initiated by the Ministry of Higher Education and Research and Innovation, this event mobilises science enthusiasts for more than a week. The museum offers awareness sessions reminding the general public of the conservation missions of French museums, which regularly call on science for the preservation and restoration of cultural property.
Children's Rights Day
The town of Cahors has been awarded the ‘Ville Amie des Enfants’ (Child Friendly Town) label, which rewards the quality of the actions and initiatives carried out by certain communities in favour of children. The Henri-Martin Museum is part of this initiative and shows a strong desire to adapt its public policy to the youngest. The International Day of Children's Rights on the 20th November is an opportunity for the museum to offer specific activities to young visitors, who are invited to appropriate the museum in a lively and relaxed manner.
While the Grand Cahors Media Library takes part in this great reading festival, every year in January, the museum takes this unique opportunity to discover painting through literature. When reading serves painting and vice versa... The activities proposed are adapted to all ages and often very playful. In 2023, the museum will offer you a thrilling experience... The complete programme of the Media Library can be found on:
Springtime of the Poets
On the initiative of Jack Lang, and created in Paris on the 21st March, 1999, the Springtime of the Poets (Printemps des Poètes) aims to rehabilitate poetry. It has become a national event, and each year it offers a common thread to the events that take place all over France. In 2023, ‘[sans] Frontière’ encouraged the Henri-Martin Museum to offer a guided tour to discover the museum's collections like a tightrope walker, balancing poetry and visual arts.