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Melun Art and History Museum

Created in 1860, the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Melun was installed in the Hôtel de la Vicomté, which dates from the 16th century. It houses historical collections illustrating the development of the town, as well as art collections (Chapu, Cassagne,...

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The museum offers paintings and sculptures linked to the history of the town from ancient times onwards, art collections including the works of Prix-de-Rome-winner Henri Chapu (1833-1891), masterpieces such as the 16th-century bronze of Barthélémy Prieur, 17th-century still lifes by Van Hulsdonck and 19th-century landscapes with the paintings of the Forest of Fontainebleau by Armand Cassagne (1823-1907).

Throughout the year, the Musée d’art et d’histoire de Melun presents temporary exhibitions devoted to artists or subjects linked to the collections. It also participates in national events such as the Long Night of Museums and the European Heritage Days.

Training courses by artists for adults and children are also offered, as well as talks and conferences.

Finally, tours, workshops and snacks for children aged 5 and above are organised during the summer holidays.

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Access and contact

5, rue du Franc Mûrier
77000 Melun

    Days and opening hours

    Every day throughout the year between 2 pm and 6 pm. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.


    • Adult: 2 € Child: 0 € Student: 0 € Set price group adults: 35 €.
      Free entry for children < 18 years.
      Free entrance each first Sunday of the month.


    • Toilets
    • Exhibition space


    • Educational visits
    • Tourist brochures
    • Guided tours


    • Children&#039;s entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Handicrafts workshops


    Spoken languages

    • French

    Single services tour

    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
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    5, rue du Franc Mûrier
    77000 Melun

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