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Musée Massey

Tarbes | Archéologie - Arts décoratifs - Beaux-Arts - Ethnologie - Histoire
Price
€2.5 - €5
Presentation
Massey Museum is an art and history located in Tarbes in the Hautes-Pyrénées museum.

The course takes place on the first two levels are presented as two major collections of the museum's historical collection of hussars and the fine arts collection

Massey museum is the brainchild of botanist Placide Massey (1777-1853), director of nurseries and garden Trianon Queen at Versailles, to provide his city a natural history museum. It was created following the legacy he did, until his death in 1853, giving the city of Tarbes some of its properties: an exceptional garden and the unfinished business of the museum, building of oriental style, dominated by a observation tower on the Pyrenees, designed by architect Jean-Jacques Latour.

The collection "historical hussars', which has gained an international reputation and attracts over 15,000 objects evoking 400 years of history, from the sixteenth to the twentieth century, in thirty different countries. It was formed in 1955 by Marcel Boulin, then curator of the museum, to bind breeding Anglo-Arabian horse to the presence of hussar regiments stationed in Tarbes. Public presentation follows a chronological epic Hussars from 1545 to 1945. The museum tour, using new media technologies, will discover two hundred mannequins and busts, six hundred arms and a hundred paintings by artists such as Horace Vernet, Ernest Meissonier and Edouard Detaille.
Hours

14:00 - 17:00

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Other information

Contact details

  • Name: Musée Massey
  • Address: Rue Achille Jubinal - 65000 - Tarbes - France
  • Phone: (33) 05 62 44 36 95

Services

Boutique

Activities

Exposition, Visite guidée, Atelier enfant

Getting there

  • By car : Autoroute A64 Toulouse /Bayonne, routes nationales N117, N21, N135.
  • By plane : aéroport Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées

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