A SITE OF THE MUSEUM At the crossroads of the sciences of life, earth and man, the National Museum of Natural History has devoted itself for three centuries to biological, geological and cultural diversity, as well as to the relationships between human societies and nature. The Museum manages 12 sites throughout France: galleries, gardens, zoos. The Musée de l'Homme is one of the Parisian sites of the Museum, as well as the Jardin des Plantes and the Zoological Park of Paris
Inaugurated in june 1938, the musée de l’homme focuses on the evolution of humans and human societies, combining biological, social and cultural approaches in keeping with founder paul rivet’s view that “humanity is one and indivisible, not only in space, but also in time.” located in the passy wing of the palais de chaillot in paris, a building originally constructed for the 1937 world’s fair, it re-opened in 2015 after more than five years of closure for renovation, and reaffirmed the founder’s original vision for a laboratory museum.
A project unique in Europe, the new museum houses collections of prehistory, biological and cultural anthropology, a centre for research, higher education and training, and the dissemination of knowledge on the evolution of humans and human societies, all under the same roof. A place for discussion and open debate, it is the perfect place to broach major issues of interest to the human sciences. Visitors benefit from vast spaces devoted to current thinking on human life: the atrium, auditorium, resource centre, news hub, educational workshops, etc.
The permanent exhibition tackles three major themes through a variety of approaches, spanning the origins of humankind to our future: who are we, where do we come from, and where are we headed? The aim is to gain a better understanding of what it means to be human, of our origins and our place among other forms of life, and to explore our margin for adaptation to the world of tomorrow.
The visit abounds with the museum’s priceless collections: Cro-Magnon fossils, the Palaeolithic statuette known as the Venus of Lespuque, wax anatomical models, etc. The Musée de l’Homme prehistory and anthropology collections are among the world’s finest.
HOW TO REACH
GETTING HERE BY PUBLIC TRANSPORT
By bus: Lines 22 & 32 stop at Scheffer and Trocadéro. Lines 30 & 63 stop at Trocadéro. Line 72 stops at Pont d’Iéna (short walk through the Trocadero gardens).
By Metro: Lines 6 & 9 stop at Trocadéro, exit at "Avenue Paul Doumer – Musée de l’Homme".
By river shuttle: Batobus, Bateaux parisiens and Vedettes de Paris stop at the Eiffel Tower.
By Vélib and Autolib: en.velib.paris.fr -
PARKING NEAR THE MUSÉE DE L’HOMME
Parking available at Kléber-Longchamp parking lot, 67 avenue Kléber - 265 spaces including several reserved for the disabled. Height of vehicles must not exceed 1.90m.
Parking is available for the disabled near the museum:
1 space on rue Benjamin Franklin;
1 space on avenue d’Eylau;
5 spaces on avenue Kléber;
1 space 2 Avenue Paul Doumer
1 space 6-8 Avenue Georges Mandel
6 spaces on avenue du Président Wilson.
Taxis are available on the opposite side of the esplanade on avenue d’Eylau.
PERMANENT EXHIBITION - THE GALERIE DE L'HOMME
Full price: €10
Reduced price: €7
EXPO(S) TICKET : PERMANENT COLLECTIONS THE GALERIE DE L'HOMME AND TEMPORARY EXHIBITIONS
Full price: €12
Reduced price: €9
17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre