What's new in the Middle Ages? (1:40)©EPPDCSI

A collaboration between Universcience and Inrap, this exhibition gives light to an era that covers over 1,000 years. Visitors will learn that the compass and eyeglasses were invented in the Middle Ages, as well as the term banlieue (suburbs), urban planning, and industry as we know it. The exhibit provides a complete review of the medieval era, a period that still holds many hidden treasures.

What's new in the Middle Ages? presents a review of the knowledge acquired by researchers and historians during recent archeological digs. It depicts the technical and social innovations techniques that punctuated this period and their impact on the life of the population.

The exhibition is comprised of six thematic sections, which offer timelines, models, maps, interactive objects, games, videos and multimedia.

Discover the Middle Ages like they have never been seen before!


An exhibition coproduced with INRAP

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2016 - 2017 - Paris, Cité des sciences et de l'industrie : 194 000 visitors
2017 - 2018 - Les Clévos : 16 444 visitors
2018 - 2019 - Le Pont du Gard : 70 000 visitors
Summer 2019
 - Abbaye de Tournus : 6 251 visitors
 - Château d'Angers : 127 920 visitors