Clermont’s museum collections
Roger Quilliot Art Museum
The museum is housed a former Ursuline convent that borders the ramparts of the southern wall in the historical district of Montferrand. In the 1990s, architects Adrian Fainsilber and Claude Gaillard carried out an architectural transformation and museum redesign drawing on natural light, transcending this classical 17th century building. The central atrium, designed by Peter Rice, is covered by a large glass roof in the form of an umbrella blown inside out by the wind. This Irish engineer also participated in the construction of the shells of the Sydney Opera House and managed the building of the Georges-Pompidou Centre.
Fine Arts collections from the Middle Ages to the 20th century: paintings, sculptures, decorative arts and graphic arts.
Housed in a neoclassical building inaugurated in 1903 in the heart of the city, the Bargoin Museum boasts rich and original collections.
Archaeology - The museum display traces the history of the territory of the Arverni people from Prehistory to the Gallo-Roman period.
Textile Arts - A unique collection of non-European textiles from the 18th to 21st centuries. Temporary exhibitions.Visit the Museum
The private mansion of the Henri Lecoq Museum presents the region's natural heritage through its rich collections. Discover the history of science through prestigious objects and samples from the work of Pascal, Lavoisier and Pasteur. Collections: botany, geology, mineralogy, palaeontology, zoology and the history of science and techniques.Visit the museum