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The Lightning Museum

Museum closed since September 2012

Domaine(s) : Meteorology

Region : Auvergne


Museum closed since September 2012

The museum of lightning aims that you discover all the storm phenomena, from the formation of super-clouds, cumulonimbus until the creation of lightning and its impact against the ground.

The museum has many pictures, panels and explanatory text.
You will also see objects that have been hit by lightning, including a car and other surprises.


The museum of lightning is open:
- In May and June from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. during the weekends and public holidays;
- In July and August from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.,
- In September from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on weekends and public holidays.

Possibilities of visits by appointment. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


The Museum is located in old house dating from the 19th century.

Museum closed since September 2012


Le Bourg, 15190 Marcenat

Marcenat is between Condat and Allanche, at the West of the plateau of the Cezallier.
From Murat, take the D3 at the North then, before Segur-les-Villas, take the D16, still to the North. At last, at Saint-Bonnet of Condat, take to the North the D36 direction to Marcenat.

N 45°18'28'', E 02°49'39''

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