Find out more about La Coupole, History Centre and 3D Planetarium, two facilities of great educational interest

Originally a huge bunker built by the Nazis in 1943-1944 to store, prepare and fire their V2 rockets at London, La Coupole has since 1997 been an important History Centre for analysing and understanding WW2 and the space race.

A logical extension of La Coupole’s scientific interest, the 3D Planetarium first opened in 2012, and is perfectly complementary to the museum’s ongoing examination of history.

Depending on the time you wish to spend at the site and the themes you would like to cover with your pupils, many different tours and activities are available at this multidisciplinary facility. You may:

  • Tour the monument and History Centre using our audio guides and educational media
  • Attend a show in the 3D Planetarium
  • Visit our temporary exhibition
  • Take part in our educational workshops
  • Enjoy a paperchase 

Teachers can also spend a half day visiting or revisiting La Coupole in order to prepare a future outing. Free of charge with your “Pass-Education”.


Download our brochure of educational activities


History Centre €5 per pupil

Free entry for 1 teacher/accompanying adult per 10 pupils (€4.50 per each additional accompanying adult)

Duration: 2 hours on average

3D Planetarium: €5 per pupil

Free entry for 1 teacher/accompanying adult per 10 pupils (€4.50 per each additional accompanying adult)

Duration: 1 hour

Educational workshop: €3 per pupil (minimum fee of €75 for groups of under 25 pupils)


Open 7 days a week:

  • 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

For greater ease, we recommend you plan your visit during the less busy months, i.e., December, January, and February.

Practical information

To ensure school groups can visit the History Centre under the best possible conditions, we limit the number of bookings we take each day.

Latest-generation audio guide headsets.

A covered picnic area is available free of charge, by prior reservation. An open-air picnic area is also available at the site. Optional meal-deal comprising a freshly-made sandwich, ice-cream, and a drink, €6.90 per person.

Ensure each pupil has a pencil. Clipboards are available at the reception desk to facilitate note-taking by your pupils.


Learning Department: + 33 (0)3 21 12 27 30[email protected]
Reservations: + 33 (0)3 21 93 07 07[email protected]

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