The Permanent Collection

The Permanent Collection, Permanent Collection in English and French

Open to the public since 1986, the Archaeological Museum of Lattes has a rich collection with pieces from various backgrounds.

A RICH ARCHAEOLOGICAL COLLECTION
On display at the Archaeological Museum of Lattes, open to the public since 1986, is a collection of objects gathered from the excavation of the site of Lattara, as well as archaeological discoveries made at other sites in the coastal region. Additionally, pieces from other institutes are often displayed such as those from the Archaeological Society of Montpellier, or from private collections: fonds du docteur Arnal, fonds Daumas, CAT Les compagnons de Maguelone, etc...

DAILY-LIFE OF THE LATTARENSES, INHABITANTS OF LATTARA
The permanent collection of the musée archéologique Henri Prades retraces aspects of daily-life for the inhabitants of ancient Lattara, the Lattarenses.
The knowledge and information available about this ancient port city progress as scientists continue research and excavations. Their discoveries continue to enrich the collection.

REMNANTS OF SEVEN CENTURIES OF ANCIENT HISTORY
The galleries, spread over 3000ft2 (1000m2) on 3 floors, takes visitors on a veritable archaeological journey though time, exploring different themes and collections : ceramics, perfectly preserved glass urns, everyday objects, tools, dishes, jewelry, oil lamps, coins, antique sculpture, funerary stelae, objects from the necropolis of Saint-Michel (III c. and IV c.) where 76 tombs were discovered….
From the Neolithic Era and the development of the hunter-gatherer society (middle of the V c. – middle of IV c. BC) up to recent Antiquity (V c. – VII c.) and the Middle Ages, the Archaeological Museum of Lattes will take you through time on the quest to learn about the men and women who lived before us in this area.

SOME OBJETS FROM THE COLLECTION

Stèle funéraire familiale Musée archéologique de LattesStatue archaïque de guerrier. Ve s. av.n. èreDolium, musée archéologique de Lattes

Amphores Musée achéologique Latteslampes à huile gallo-romaines musée archéologique de Lattes