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Pays de Meaux Museum of the Great War

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Inaugurated in 2011, this remarkable museum on Rue Lazare Ponticelli in Meaux is devoted entirely to the First World War. Located near the site of the first battle of the Marne, it helps visitors to understand the origins and history of the Great War, from 1870 to the post-war period.

The exceptional collection of a passionate and self-taught historian, Jean-Pierre Verney, is gathered here, with nearly 20,000 objects and 30,000 documents, including weapons, uniforms and everyday objects from the front and the rear guard.

The very well-designed exhibition takes visitors on a journey through time to understand our contemporary world, and to learn about the living conditions of men, women and children during the war. Thanks to the interactive tools, each visitor can play an active role in their visit. This museum plays an essential part in the duty of remembrance, and is also worth a visit for its documentation centre and temporary exhibitions.

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Pays de Meaux Museum of the Great War

The Museum of the Great War of the Land of Meaux proposes a new approach to the first world war (1914-1918), to discover its causes, its unfolding and its legacy on our contemporary world, thanks to an exceptional collection and an innovative museography.

3,000 m² of permanent exhibition, 300 m² of temporary exhibition, an auditorium of 115 places, a documentation center (8 000 works), a landscaped park of 16 hectares, a roof terrace with a panoramic view of Meaux and its region.

Museum of the Great War Land of Meaux
Museum of the Great War Land of Meaux
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