Hières-sur-Amby Heritage Centre

  • Maison du Patrimoine de Hières-sur-Amby
  • Musée de Hières-sur-Amby
  • Musée Hières-sur-Amby
Maison du Patrimoine de Hières-sur-AmbyMusée de Hières-sur-AmbyMusée Hières-sur-Amby


Through its collections, the Hières-sur-Amby museum, located below the Larina archaeological site, presents the history of the settlement in Isle Crémieu, from Prehistory to the early Middle-Ages.
Entirely renovated and extended, the museum offers a new and original look at the people who wrote the history of Isle Crémieu. It is located in the heart of the village dominated by the cliffs and the Larina archaeological site.
Designed to facilitate the understanding of archaeology and the relationship of man to his environment, the museum traces the history of human occupation from Prehistory to the early Middle-Age.
From the prehistoric ceramics from the La Balme caves to the archaeological remains at the Larina site, from the tomb of the Celtic Prince and the Gallo-Roman villa of St Romain de Jalionas to the chariot burial of a gallic aristocrat from Verna, all these pieces offer a unique experience to the visitors.
With what are sometimes exceptional archaeological objects, the understanding of time is facilitated by the interpretation of the remains with the help of maps, models and many reconstructions.
Throughout a simple and illustrated chronology, the daily life, lifestyles, conflicts and funerary rites of the successive populations on the territory are unveiled.
Weapons, ornaments, crafts, burials... all the elements are presented in the exhibition, allowing visitors to appreciate and interpret the technical, artistic and architectural developments.
The museum now has a temporary exhibition hall, where it features a very wide variety of displays.
Période(s) d'ouvertureFrom 01/04 to 30/09 between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Closed on Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th and August 15th.

From 01/10 to 31/03 between 2 pm and 5 pm.
Closed Saturday and Sunday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Museum
  • Science and technology :
    • Sciences and technology
    • Archeological
  • categories :
    • Musée de France
  • Sitra promotion typology :
    • Bad weather alternative
  • Client profile :
    • Groups
Useful Information
  • Visit :
    • Tour free of charge
    • Guided tours
    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
  • Services :
    • 15 people min per group
    • 30 people max per group
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Activity
    • Children's entertainment
    • Handicrafts workshops
    • Shows
  • Durée(s) visite(s) :
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 60
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 120
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours on request
  • themes :
    • History
    • Prehistoric
  • Interior facilities :
    • Lift
    • Toilets
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Secure parking
    • Coach parking
  • Leisure facilities :
    • Picnic area
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
    • Guided individual tours
    • Unguided group tours
    • Guided group tours
    • Unguided individual tours
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours on request
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
    • English
  • Help for client/booking :
    • Booking obligatory
  • Help for client/practical :
    • Permanent entertainments organiser
    • Tourist brochures
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs

Good to know

Complément accueilParking for 1 coach 40 metres away
1 toilet on site and another 10 metres away
Please be aware there are steps on the site

Groups of children: minimum 15, maximum 40
Fun/educational visit: exploration games, archaeology workshops, booklet to accompany the temporary exhibition, educational sheet


Reduced price: from 2 €
Adult: 3.50 €
Teenager (12-18 years): 2 €
Child (0-12 years): 0 €
Student: 2 €
Job seeker: 2 €
Disabled: 0 €.

Free entry for children < 12 years.
Group rate available for > 15 people.
  • Payment methods :
    • Cheque
    • Cash
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
    • English


Musée Maison du Patrimoine de Hières-sur-Amby
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GPS coordinates
Latitude : 45.797167
Longitude : 5.2935
From Grenoble, take the A48 towards Lyon, exit 7 for Bourgoin, then Crémieu, then Hières sur Amby.
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  • Environnements :
    • In the country
    • Village centre
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