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School holidays at Tautavel

16th April - 28th April

School holidays at Tautavel

Tautavel museumOpen every day, the Tautavel museum offers a variety of educational and fun events throughout the school holidays.

Every afternoon (Mon-Fri) from 16th to 27th April, interactive workshops will be held for no extra cost. Discover how to make fire, hunt mammoths or make pottery like our prehistoric ancestors.

Children can celebrate their birthdays there, and will receive a present and an archaeology diploma after participating in an exciting ’museum trail’’ which will take them around both the museum and the village.

Adults can combine a visit to the museum with wine tasting and/or lunch in a local restaurant.

Find out more
Tel: 04 68 29 07 76

Saturday 7th April

Who killed the Neanderthal?

From 2pm to 5pm, take part in interactive workshops on the daily life of a Neanderthal, including making fire and prehistoric tools. Get an intimate look at what life was like with archaeologists from the local dig. Enter the photo competition “Neanderthalise yourself” and you could win a day working alongside them as they search to better understand our ancient ancestors.

From 6pm to 7.30pm, watch the screening of the documentary Qui a tué Néandertal . The film will be followed by a conference and debate by expert anthropologist, Simon Underdown, and his contemporaries.

School Holiday Workshops

  • Monday 16th – Fire
  • Tuesday 17th – Jewellery
  • Wednesday 18th – Hunting techniques
  • Thursday 19th – Cave art
  • Friday 20th – Ceramics
  • Monday 23rd – Human evolution
  • Tuesday 24th – Prehistoric tools
  • Wednesday 25th – Fire
  • Thursday 26th – Hunting techniques
  • Friday 27th – Pottery

Discover the full programme here.


16th April
28th April
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