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07/08/2013 - Life of the site

Quality Label of Hérault

This label identifies the department tourism actors that [...]

From 14/09/2013 to 15/09/2013

National Heritage Days at the Ambrussum Museum

Like every years, the Ambrussum Museum celebrates the [...]

From 21/06/2013 to 27/10/2013

“Things have gone to the Gauls’s heads”

From June 21 to October 27, follow in the footsteps of our [...]

In the surrounding countryside

National Heritage Days at the Ambrussum Museum

From 14/09/2013 to 15/09/2013

Guided tour of temporary display “Things have gone to the Gauls's heads”.

The exhibition questioned how Gauls represented their body and especially their head.  This one appears on arms and jewels but she’s also cut at the enemy and presented like trophy.

Museum guides will help you to decrypt these rituals, observe different representations and understand the symbolic value of these practices.

Guided tours will be in group of 20 visitors so think to reserve.

Saturday at 3pm and 4.30 pm.

Sunday at 11am, 3pm and 4.30 pm.




Medicine Workshop

How is practicing medicine in the Roman and Gallic era? Who practice medicine? Which medication and which technique used doctors to treat soldiers on a battlefield? You can see the treatment of one of these soldiers and maybe his trepan!

Celtic medicine presentation, all afternoon Saturday and Sunday, from 2.30 pm to 6 pm.

Surgery reconstitution, Saturday and Sunday at 3.45 pm.


Theatre and tasting

Discover, travel, dream and imagine Ambrussum on Gallo-roman area with Naria, the gaul and Lucrétia, the roman. The two characters reveal in a walk their dreaming daily and help you to discover Ambrussum.

After this delicious walk, Naria will make you taste her cervoise and Lucrétia, disappointed, will have also some surprises.

Saturday at 6 pm.


Contact for reservation (theater and guided tour): or ambrussum@paysdelunel.fr.

Quality Label of Hérault

07/08/2013 - Life of the site

The Ambrussum museum and archeological site has received this qualification is committed to:

-respect the environment

-propose a quality sale or consummation setting

-reserve a warm welcome to the visitors

-be a label ambassador

-be an information place for the other local touristic propositions

The Ambrussum Museum got 96, 26% of rate label conformity. So it appears that the site propose services in accordance with the label, which recognizes the work of the museum staff.

“Things have gone to the Gauls’s heads”

From 21/06/2013 to 27/10/2013

through the new temporary exhibition “Things have gone to the Gauls's heads”.

The Gauls are mainly known through Greco-roman authors, who see them like bloodthirsty barbarians. The nineteenth century has adjusted this image making the Gaul sometimes superhuman, sometimes a loser hero and the modern artists have engraved in our brain the large, blond and mustached Gaul.

“Things have gone to the Gauls's heads” try to change this image, examining traces left by the Gauls themselves.

The Gauls were repugnant to give human figures to their gods. In fact, figured representations are rare in the Celtic art of the Iron Age. Yet, a meticulous investigation reveals the few tens of pieces of evidence, on the most varied supports (stone statues, jewelry, pieces of money, etc.), extols not the human body in its entirety but the human head. At the same time, archaeology shows that the Gauls were familiar with the manipulations of human remains, particularly on shrines, and that these concern more often heads than the rest of the skeleton.

Are these two practices – representations of isolated human heads and manipulation of heads – complimentary demonstrations of the same ideology? This is the question that the exhibition was presenting under the form of a police enquiry mixing anthropological and archaeological approaches, so as to better define the signification of a collection of pieces of evidence selected from European archaeological documentation of the 3rd and 2nd centuries BC.

The museum invites the public to visit the exhibition from June 21 and until October 27.

Quality labels

Opening time :


  • October to December and February to May : open every afternoon except Monday, 2pm – 5.30pm
  • June and September : open daily except Monday, 10am – 12.30pm / 2 pm – 5.30pm
  • July and August : open daily except Monday, 10am – 12.30pm / 2.30pm – 7pm

Guided visits (in french)

Guided visits are available at 3pm every Saturdays without booking and some Sundays with booking (click here for see all the dates). 



Free access to archeological site and site museum.

Prices of guided visits (in french only)

  • Full rate : 5€
  • Reduced rate : 4€
  • Reduced price : 12-18 years olds, students, jobseekers, groups ≥ 10 people
  • Free for children less than 12


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