A straight forward museum in a brick red building: this a museum of some rather impressive antiquities. The building was originally a 16th century dormitory for students studying law, theology and medicine. The collections range from items from an early Christian necropolis, the sculptures of Chiragan Villa, the busts of various Greek and Roman gods, the busts of various Roman emperors, mosaics, statuary from Breziers, Celtic Jewellry and various sarcophagi. There are also variusprotraits from the roman Imperial period. All in all, the outside view of the museum is an antithesis to the stunningly curious inside.
- The audio guide is free and well narrated.
- Check out museum shop on the ground floor for postcards, art books, reproductions and souvenirs.
- Reduced: 5 EUR
- Free for less than 18 yrs old.
- Free for every first Sunday of the month.
- Metro: Compans Caffarelli (Line B) and Jeanne d’Arc (Line B)
- Le Saint Sauvage
- Le Mange Tout
- 7 Place Saint Sernin
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55.13% of people who visit Toulouse include Musee Saint - Raymond in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
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Wonderful exhibition of ancient Roman relics and history. Well worth a visit. Although it closes at 18:00, staff start evacuating at 17:40. Give yourself plenty of time...
Lovely place. I was lucky to be there for the first Sunday of the month when museums are free. But still worth visiting it even if you have to pay
Interesting collection of extremely well preserved Roman statues. Well presented, nice cafe.
Great museum of Roman art. Many busts found nearby of emperors and high ranking officials. There are also some objects of day to day life in Gaul and Roman Toulouse. In the basement, there is a great expo of tombstones and funeral practices. The museum is free for students and is an awesome place to discover after exploring the Saint Sernin Cathedral, which is nearby.
The surprise was the huge number of marble busts on display, recovered from a Roman villa about 30 miles from Toulouse. We only popped in for an hour because it was raining and stayed twice as long. There's a shop and cafe on the site which is well worth a visit.