Practical information

Plan your visit
Information and contact
+33 (0)4 70 20 76 20



The CNCS and its exhibition spaces are open daily.
Annual closures: January 1 – May 1 – December 25
Last entry is at 5.00 pm Visitors will be asked to vacate exhibition spaces at 5.45 pm.




The admission ticket gives access to the Rudolf Nureyev Collection and the temporary exhibition.

  • Full rate: €9
  • Reduced rate: €5/€6.
  • For guided tour add: €5

Buy a ticket online

Eligible for free admission

  • Under 12s
  • Friends of the CNCS
  • ICOM, AICA cardholders, press

Valid proof of eligibility is required for reduced rates.

Eligible for reduced rates

Partner rate – €6

  • Pass Allen
  • Citypass Moulins and Vichy

Reduced rate admission – 5€

  • 12-25 year olds
  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Disability card or priority card holders and an accompanying caregiver

Valid proof of eligibility is required for reduced rates.

Accepted payment methods

Credit card, cash, check, Chèque Culture (Up and Kadéos), Chèq’loisirs, Chèque Vacances (ANCV), Moulins Kdo.


Located in Auvergne 1 hour 15 minutes from Clermont-Ferrand, the CNCS is 2 hours 30 minutes from Paris or Lyon. The museum is a 20-minute walk from Moulins-sur-Allier train station or take the Ligne B bus route a few stops to Parc Villars.

Reserve a train ticket

 See bus times

Visit Moulins by bicycle – the Moulins tourist office offers a year round bike rental service offering regular bikes and electric bikes. Reservation required: +33 (0)4 70 44 14 14.

Bike rental in Moulins


Centre national du costume de scène   Quartier Villars – Route de Montilly 03000 MOULINS


The CNCS offers visitors a number of services and spaces including the restaurant, gift shop and garden


The CNCS is accessible for all visitors:

  • The site is fully accessible for disabled visitors.
  • The museum provides assistive devices and equipment to allow all visitors, whatever their impairment, a sensory or cognitive experience of the museum and its exhibitions. For more information contact:
  • Wheelchairs and folding stick chairs are available on request. To reserve call +33 (0)4 70 20 76 20.

Dedicated facilities and services


Whether you are travelling solo, as a couple or in a group, enjoy a day trip or a longer getaway to discover the city of Moulins and the Allier region. Listed as a Pays d’Art et d’Histoire (area of Art and History), explore the capital of the Bourbon dukes and a land of easy living and exceptional heritage.

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