Anne de Beaujeu Museum and Mantin House – MAB

1. The Museum Anne de Beaujeu.   2. The Truth coming out of the well, Jean-Léon Gérôme , oil on canvas , 1896.   3. Altarpiece of Saint- Etienne , Saint Etienne Altarpiece Panels attributed to the Master of Uttenheim and Michael Pacher , oil on wood , 1470.  

This Departmental museum is set in the Renaissance pavilion, the only remaining part from the ducal palace. It displays Gallo-Roman terracotta statuettes from the Allier, Bourbonnais sculptures, German and Flemish paintings of the Middle Ages, Moulins earthenware, 19th-century history and genre paintings.

The Mantin House permets to discover the universe of Louis Mantin who bequeathed his house with furniture ” in order to show visitors a residential specimen of a bourgeois 19th century …” .

The keep of the medieval castle of the Dukes of Bourbon, nicknamed the ” Mal- Coiffée ” will also visit.


Against the current

Memories of streams and canals

The exhibition proposes to discover the evolution of shipping from antiquity to the 19th century by looking at both the different types of boats used, products transported and technical facilities related to the operation of the courses of water. Finally, the community of sailors will be put forward with the presentation of everyday objects as well as elements of their intangible heritage (religion, songs, stories …).

The exhibition brings together objects from several local museums, such as the Allier de Pont-du-Château barge museum, as well as national museums such as the Musée d’Orsay.

from november 19, 2019 to november 20, 2020

Hourly :
From September to June :
- From tuesday to saturday, from 10pm to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm.
- sundays and bank holidays, from 2pm to 6pm.
- From monday to saturday, from 10am to 12:30pm and from 2pm to 6:30pm.
- Sundays and bank holidays, from 2pm to 6:30pm.
Closed on January 1st , May 1st and December 25th.

Address :
Musée Anne de Beaujeu et Maison Mantin
Place du Colonel Laussedat
Phone number :
04 70 20 48 47

E-mail address :

Website :

GPS coordinates :
latitude : 46.56705
longitude : 3.33117