Located on the heights of Cannes’ historic district - Le Suquet - in the remaining parts of the listed medieval castle owned by the Ile de Lérins monks, the Musée de la Castre overlooks La Croisette, the bay and the Iles de Lerins.
The museum presents some beautiful collections belonging to the City of Cannes: primitive arts from Himalaya-Tibet, Oceania, pre-Columbian America and Mediterranean antiquity, world musical instruments (Africa, Asia, Oceania and America) and also 19th century oriental paintings and objects. Its square 12th century tower (109 steps) offers an exceptional 360° panorama of Cannes and the surrounding area.
From 5 July to 27 October 2019
Heroes and spirits in New Guinea. Photographs by Wylda Bayrón
The exhibition is dedicated to New Guinea, a region little known to the public that has a fascinating natural, cultural and artistic diversity. Through the lens of New York photographer Wylda Bayrón, the exhibition highlights the extraordinary refinement in the costumes and body ornaments (called bilas or "decoration") worn during festivals and ceremonies by the island’s different peoples. Echoing these living traditions, the exhibition presents a selection of sculptures, masks, ritual objects, weapons and ornaments emblematic of the ancestral art of Papuan and Austronesian peoples.
- Full price: €6
- Reduced price: €3 (on presentation of proof)
(18 to 25s, groups at least 10 adults, Cannes Pass Culture and APC Aventura)
- Free of charge (on presentation of proof): under 18s, students aged up to 26, jobseekers, beneficiaries of disability allowances and accompanying person, beneficiary of the minimum old-age pension, leisure centres, ICOM cardholders, disabled war veterans, teachers with their class
October to March:
Tues - Sun: 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 17:00
Closed 1 and 11 Nov, 25 Dec.
April to June:
Tues - Sun : 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 – 18:00
Closed 1 May
Late night opening in June on Wednesdays until 21:00
July and August:
Mon - Sun: 10:00 – 19:00
Late night opening on Wednesdays until 21:00
Mar - Sun: 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00 - 18:00
Open all year
Some rooms in the museum may be closed to the public while temporary exhibitions are being installed or dismantled.
Please note: the last admission is 30 minutes before the museum closes.