History Centre

The History Centre of La Coupole is open every day:

– From 9.00 to 17.30, September to March

– From 9.00 to 18.00, April to June

– From 9.00 to 19.00 in July and August

– Closed on 25 December and 1st January

– Yearly closure: first two weeks of January


Average tour time: 2.5 hours

Ticket sales close 1 hour before the closing time.

Seats are provided around the centre for those wishing to rest their legs. Bring warm clothing to wear in the underground tunnels (we also have a few fleece jackets we can lend you free of charge). Under the dome, where you will spend the main part of the tour, the temperature is kept at a constant 19°C. Our staff are always at hand to help you during your visit.

3D Planetarium

The 3D Planetarium is open at the times indicated in the programme on the 3D Planetarium page. Each session will start on time so please arrive at least 15 minutes before the time indicated.

Each projection lasts around 50 minutes and includes a choice of films. A 3D Planetarium ticket is valid for one session only.

There are 134 seats, including 4 seats for people with reduced mobility.

Pets (even if on a lead or inside a carrier) are not allowed.

Closed on 25 December and 1st January.

Yearly closure: first two weeks of January.


Audio guides

The tour takes place with the aid of an infrared headset which allows you to visit the History Centre at your own pace. The commentary is fully translated into English, Dutch, and German.

The headsets can also be adapted for people with hearing aids.

Free parking for coaches and cars

There is a car parking area and a coach parking area at the site.



If you wish to take a souvenir home or buy a gift for your friends and relatives…

Our shop sells a range of items and books on the theme of History, Astronomy, Science, the treasures of our beautiful region, as well as our popular Gift Cards.



For a quick snack or something more satisfying…

Centrally located within the museum, La Coupole’s cafeteria offers a selection of goodies for all appetites.

You can eat-in or take away a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, as well as hot snacks such as Croque-Monsieur (toastie) or hot dogs.

Take advantage of our meal deals (sandwich, drink, and dessert):

– Adult menu: €7.80

– Children’s menu: €4.50

And for an afternoon snack, we have a reasonably priced range of waffles, muffins, donuts, and ices.

Something to suit all tastes!

Free access to the shop and cafeteria.

La Coupole, History Centre and 3D Planetarium is an approved Qualité Tourisme™ establishment. This seal of approval is awarded by the French government to operators in the tourist industry for the quality of their services.

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