Philosopher’s Stone Museum

Issoire

Description

Inside the former house of public weights and the house of the guardian of the square, there is an impressive collection of more than 1200 mineralogical samples from the French territory.

The collection is the result of an exciting research carried out over the past half century by Gérard Astier, founder of the museum. It is above all regional.

  • Themes: sciences and technology, minerals

Labels and guides

  • Indoor
  • Bad weather alternative

Categories

  • Private museum

Prices

From 01/01 to 31/12/2022
Adult: 2 €.

From 01/01 to 31/12/2023
Adult: 2 €.

Free entry for children < 12 years, disabled people.
Group rate available for > 15 people.

Payment methods

  • Check
  • Travellers Cheque
  • Cash

Services / Equipment

  • Pets allowed
  • Public WC
  • Car park
  • Parking
  • Coach parking
  • Pets welcome
  • Shop
  • Online shop

Opening

From 01/04 to 30/06/2023
Opening hours on Wednesday between 3 pm and 7 pm. On Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 3 pm and 7 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2023
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 3 pm and 7 pm.
Closed Monday and Sunday.

From 01/09 to 31/10/2023
Opening hours on Wednesday between 3 pm and 7 pm. On Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 3 pm and 7 pm.

From 01/11 to 31/12/2023
Opening hours on Saturday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 3 pm and 7 pm.

Spoken languages