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The exceptional collections presented in the former residence of Commanders of the Navy engaged the indispensable key to understanding the great arsenal wanted by Colbert and modified continually until today.
The construction of warships is highlighted in all its dimensions: technical, military, economic, urban, visual, philosophical and also open to the imaginary voyages. arsenals models, tools, paintings, sculptures tell the story of a space of state experimental arsenal of the French Navy.
The maritime arsenal of Rochefort is today a heritage area of European importance. Several actors contribute today to revive it: Hermione, Corderie Royal, Heritage and Museums Department of the City, School of Naval Medicine, Historical Defense Service. All are complementary and invite to a rich and varied visit. Within this network, where the exchanges are numerous, the Navy Museum relies on the richness of its collections: all the objects coming from the arsenal are considered as so many witnesses who tell their stories, our history.