Rochefort - Course Archives of the SHD

Presentation in the permanent exhibition of the museum from a selection of historical archives of the department of Defense Rochefort.

Programming 2018
  • Du 01/10/18 au 31/10/18
  • Du 01/11/18 au 30/11/18
  • Du 01/12/18 au 31/12/18

The maritime prison


From September 17, the museum and the Historical Defense Service offer you a selection of documents devoted to a little-known topic: the maritime prison.

From the foundation of the arsenal in 1666, the Navy is equipped with an institution suitable to apply the paintings of the military court. The Prison is first installed in the building occupied today by the Navy Museum before settling in the former powder keg of Martrou, today Conservatoire de musique. Around an extraordinary collection of anthropometric photographs from the end of the nineteenth century, the selection proposes an approach to a judicial, maritime and human history.

Useful information

From 17 September to 31 December

Included in the museum visit.

Rochefort - Practical Information

The museum is closed from Tuesday November 6 to Friday 7 December inclusive.

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