© National Maritime Museum / M.Guilloud
The circuit combines interior and exterior, allowing the visitor to appreciate the richness of maritime collections, the remarkable architecture of the castle: the Gallo-Roman foundations to the Vauban fortifications through the curtains, the dungeon of the yard and the walkway.
The Madeleine tower, built on the site of a Gallo-Roman tower and whose wall thickness reaches 12 meters, houses an interpretation area of the castle's history which allows to understand its functional and architectural evolution.
In Paradise Towers exposed the history of the arsenal of the nineteenthe the XXe century through 5 new thematic rooms: the ports of Brest and industrial expansion, shipbuilding and the industrial revolution, iconic ships of the postwar period, submarines and ports of today and tomorrow.
In the dungeon permanent collections recall the centuries-old ties between Brest and naval shipbuilding and masterpieces of naval decorated Marine Academy and Laperouse expedition. The history of the prison is also mentioned there.
Temporary exhibitions are presented in two rooms of the dungeon.
Presentation of the teaching team
- Paris: Charlotte Drahé, head of the cultural department, Murielle Machicot, responsible for young audiences.
- Brest: Lénaïg L'Aot-Lombart, responsible for cultural mediation.
- Mediators: Mélina Jaouen, Laura Arnould, Laurence Milin, Mireille Kervella (tourist office) and Lénaïg L'Aot-Lombart.
- National Education Counselor: Jean-Jacques Grall
- Educational Consultant Brest is: Adeline Blatteyron
Training for teachers are regularly held at the museum.