Inaugurated on 8 May 1995, date of the fiftieth anniversary of the Nazi surrender, the museum of the Resistance, Deportation and Liberation in the Loir-et-Cher department originated in the determination of one-time resisters and deportees from Loir-et-Cher to transmit their testimony to the younger generations. Painful yet as necessary as ever, their eyewitness accounts are meant to maintain memory of the second world war and, more particularly, of the somber years of the Occupation.
The museum also brings vividly back to life the history of the Resistance movement, its origins and its emergence within the department. In this 250m² building, which was once an industrial tribunal, 8 thematic rooms follow one another. They contain documents and personal belongings bequeathed by one-time deportees and resisters from the department which remind us of what life was like, during the Occupation.
By exhibiting the contents of different archives and mementos of the time (weapons, uniforms, photographs...), the museum illustrates the commitment, the courage and the hope of Loir-et-Cher inhabitants prior to the Liberation.
The museum of the Resistance, Deportation and Liberation requests your presence for one last battle: the fight against forgetfulness and silence.
Museum of the Resistance
1 place de la Greve
Opening hours :
Open from Wednesday through Saturday: 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. and 2 P.M. - 6 P.M. and on Sunday: 2 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Open during school holidays from Tuesday through Saturday: 10 A.M. - 12 P.M. and 2 P.M. - 6 P.M. and on Sunday: 2 P.M. - 6 P.M.
Closed on 1 January, 1 May, 1 November and 25 December
Information : 00 33 2 54 56 07 02.