Musée de l'Artillerie
The Artillery Museum was inaugurated in its current form at Draguignan in 1982, but its history however goes much further back. In fact, Princes and monarchs wanted to preserve rare or technically peculiar arms very early on. Thus in 1685, the Duke of Humières, who was the Grand Master Gunner for the Kingdom of France at the time, created a conservatory of French arms at the Paris arsenal. His objective was both didactical, to train artillerymen, and technical, to improve the knowledge of the time. The collection grew over the years and an institution was created to house it at Saint-Thomas d'Aquin in Paris. This institution, the predecessor of the Artillery Museum at Les Invalides in Paris, went on to become the Army Museum in 1905. Now for the most part open to the public, the Artillery Museum possesses such prestigious objects as a bronze cannon cast in Strasburg in 1732 as well as numerous small models from the mid-18th century's Gribeauval system. The oldest item dates back to the mid-15th century. The museum also presents collections and tells the story of artillery up to approximately the 1950's.
Thématiques : Arts techniques / Ethnologie / Histoire militaire /

Informations pratiques :

Adresse : Accès :
Avenue de la Grande Armée - Ecole d'Artillerie - BP 400 - 83007 - Draguignan
Tél. : +33483081386
Fax. : +33483081386
Contact :
Depuis l’autoroute : sortie n° 36. Par la RN7 entre les Arcs et le Muy, suivre Draguignan, puis centre-ville. Puis, au rond-point Charles-de-Gaulle, suivre le fléchage “École d’Artillerie” (EA). Parking extérieur gratuit à 200 mètres de l’entrée du musée.
Horaires : Tarifs :
Du dimanche au mercredi inclus de 9h à 12 h et de 13h30 à 17h30. Ainsi que le jeudi sur rendez-vous.
  • Plein tarif : 00 €
  • Gratuit : accès gratuit pour tous

Publications :

Publications scolaire
"Petit journal" des expositions temporaires.

Publications adulte
L’association des Amis du musée de l’artillerie publie deux fois par an un bulletin historique sur divers moments de l’histoire de l’artillerie.
Liste sur demande ou sur le site de l’association.