Exceptional closure - January 24th

Monday 24th of January, the Musée de l'Homme (Museum of Mankind) will be exceptionally closed. Visitors who booked their ticket for this day can ask for the postponement of their visit or the repayment of their ticket.

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Visite en groupe
Visite en groupe

Plan your group visit

Book your visit


You must book at least 6 weeks before the date you want to visit.
To book, return the completed booking form to the museum’s booking department:

The booking will be confirmed upon receipt of payment:

  • by cheque
  • by bank transfer

Once the payment has been made, bookings cannot be changed or reimbursed.

If you need information, please contact us at resamuseum [@] mnhn.fr.

Reception of adult groups

In an effort to provide the best visitor experience possible, we limit each group to 30 people, whatever the subject or format of the visit. If your group is larger than the limit, we will advise you on the number of groups to be formed.

Guided tour

A wide range of tours led by the museum’s experts will enable you to explore one of the Musée de l’Homme’s themes.


Fixed rate for outreach workshops: €165/group
Admission: €7/person for the Galerie de l’Homme or €9/person for the “Neanderthal” temporary exhibition and the Galerie de l’Homme.

Self-guided tour

Come and discover the Musée de l’Homme with total freedom:


Admission: €7/person for the Galerie de l’Homme or €9/person for the “Neanderthal” temporary exhibition and the Galerie de l’Homme.
Booking fee: €15/visit

Self-guided tour with your own guide: independent tour guides are welcome in the museum spaces (excluding the temporary exhibition rooms) with your group subject to the current group rate.

Organise your visit

Opening times

The museum welcomes groups every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (closed on Tuesdays).

LThe museum is closed on 1 January, 1 May and 25 December.

Hints and tips for your visit

Plan your visit in advance:

Lay the groundwork for your upcoming discoveries! Upon presentation of the proof of booking at the cash desk, the point of contact for the group enjoys free individual entry to organise the upcoming group visit to the museum.

On arrival, the day of the visit:

Go to the Group Reception desk on the 1st floor of the museum with your booking confirmation, 15 minutes before the time of your visit.

A customer service assistant will be there to greet you, give you your tickets and take your belongings to the cloakroom.

During the booking process, you will be assigned a time slot. For safety reasons and to make your visit more enjoyable, please respect these visiting hours.

If you are running late, please let us know on +33 (0)1 44 05 72 72 (or before 10.00 a.m. on +33 (0)1 44 05 28 28).

The visit will be cut short by the same amount of time as your delay, and no total or partial reimbursements will be given.

The museum’s services

Left luggage/cloakrooms:

In addition to the group cloakroom, there is a free left-luggage office available on the 1st floor of the Museum. Large bags and objects are not allowed in the museum.

Changing table:

Changing tables are available in the Men’s and Ladies’ toilets on the 1st floor of the museum.

Equipment loans:

Equipment to make your visit more comfortable is available at the Group reception desk on the 1st floor. Groups may be given receivers for guided tours with our experts. Portable seats are also available.