Created in 1950 by the Direction des Musées de France, the museum was then reorganized and installed in 1982 in the Maison Peyrarède, a 17th century hotel, a jewel of the architectural heritage, in the heart of the city renovated by the city of Bergerac.
Inaugurated in 1983 and unique in Europe, the Museum of Tobacco Anthropology retraces 3000 years of history and civilization through exceptional collections spread over two floors, that is to say nearly 600m2 of exhibition space. Its collections, unique in Europe, evoke the saga of a plant with an exceptional destiny, sometimes divine, sometimes cursed, which has left its mark on the agricultural landscape of the Bergerac region.
Tobacco is a plant born and used in America more than 3000 years ago before conquering Africa and then the world. Man has used it in many ways, creating objects that reflect his know-how, imagination and creativity.
This museum offers a better understanding of the cultural history of tobacco thanks to four permanent exhibition rooms, each of which offers a theme: Uses and functions, 17th and 18th century periods, Tobacco art objects, 17th to 19th century craftsmanship.
Anthropological Museum of Tobacco
Place du Feu,
Tel : 05 53 63 04 13
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