Galerie de l'Homme, abri des ancêtres

Musée de l'Homme

Set on the Place du Trocadéro, a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower, an historic building is home to a fascinating journey through the history of mankind.

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Description

Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we going? The Museum of Man answers all of these questions about our species (and more) with a display that combines biology, philosophy and anthropology, but especially history and modernity.

An Interactive Experience

The museum offers its visitors the opportunity for total immersion. From the skulls of Cro-Magnon and Descartes to a surprising gallery of busts dating from the 19th century, the permanent collection presents humankind in all its facets: art, language and laughter… But it also takes a look at humanity’s future; audio documents, interactive screens and tactile experiences contribute to make this a resolutely modern museum experience. Temporary exhibitions offer up new perspectives on the evolution of our societies, while a treasure room brings together four prehistoric wonders – to be explored in the dark.

A Historic Space

Set within the historic Palais de Chaillot, the Musée de l’Homme’s setting is breathtaking. Different museum spaces are combined, so exhibition visitors may also get the chance to observe the museum’s anthropologists and palaeontologists at work. To round off a captivating day, you can raise a glass to the Eiffel Tower from the spectacular terrace at the museum’s own Café de l’Homme before entering the Cité de l'architecture et du patrimoine (Museum of French Monuments) just next door.

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Community facilities

Access and contact

17, place du Trocadéro
75116 PARIS 16

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.

Days and opening hours

Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 7 pm. Closed on Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.

Prices

  • Full price: 10 to 12 € (Permanent exhibition or temporary + permanent exhibition) Reduced price: 7 to 9 € (Permanent exhibition or temporary + permanent exhibition Teachers and visitors from 3 to 25 years old).
    Free entry for children < 26 years, accompanying guides, Job-seeker, teachers, disabled people and accompanying persons.
    Free entrance for: visitors under 26 years old (permanent exhibition), Visitors under 3 years old (temporary + permanent exhibition).

Services

  • Restaurant
  • Ticketing in number

Tour

Spoken languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Guided tour languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Documentation languages (home)

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Bulletin board languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Single mean time tour

150 mins

Single services tour

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
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Accessibility

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Access

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Extérieur
  • access to the establishment: graspable outside call button
  • floor-level pathways
  • pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Parking
  • reserved and adapted parking space located close to the entrance of the site
  • parking spaces laid out and connected to the road or building by an accessible pathway
Accueil
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • free admission for one accompanying person
  • free admission on presentation of proof of entitlement
  • the accessible entrance is the main entrance
  • the accessible entrance is the secondary entrance (indicated)
  • staff informed or trained
  • specific tariff policy
  • automatic entrance door
  • manual entrance door
Information
  • accessible information plates
  • all documentation graspable
  • performance room with a reserved space
Vestiaire
  • accessible cloakroom
Équipements
  • multimedia content access system
  • spaces equipped with reserved spaces and adapted to people in wheelchairs
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • seated area available
  • seated areas available (several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • présence d’un lave main dans les sanitaires adaptés
  • accessible communal toilets
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the right
  • toilets: transfer direction onto the toilet seat to the left
Escalier
  • Communal staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
  • elevator
Parking
  • visual intercom
Accueil
  • acceo: instant speech transcription and visio-interpretation in French sign language (LSF)
  • reception/information desk equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • reservation/contact via SMS and/or email
  • reservation possible by webcam
Information
  • staff trained in French sign language (LSF)
Signalétique
  • uniform signage to help people find their way around
  • text/image signage
Équipements
  • performance or tour assistance aids
  • visual alarm with flashing light in isolated spaces
  • intercom equipped with a hearing assistance system with a magnetic loop
  • audiovisuals are in French sign language (LSF)
  • subtitled audiovisuals
Ascenseur
  • adapted elevator
Visite
  • independent visit possible
  • guided tour in French sign language (LSF)
  • guided tour in international sign language (ISL)
  • guided tours with lip reading
  • guided tours with an amplifying device
  • guided tours with a magnetic loop device
Extérieur
  • exterior pathways identifiable by touch
  • exterior pathways visually identifiable
  • exterior lighting control system in communal areas
Accueil
  • interior pathways identifiable by touch
  • interior pathways visually identifiable
Équipements
  • Braille documentation
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • swell paper documentation
  • floor-level establishment
  • offset or no obstacles at face height
  • navigation assistance tool (e.g. map/model - in relief/large characters/contrasting colours)
  • possibility to control the lighting
  • magnifying glass loan
  • glass surfaces identifiable via contrasted elements in relation to the immediate surroundings
  • audiodescription system
Ascenseur
  • elevator with audio announcements for each floor
  • elevator with identifiable call buttons
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • specific accessible information plates
  • tactile tour
Extérieur
  • the dangers identified have been addressed
Information
  • brochures/documentations classified by topic
  • simplified adapted documentation (illustration through images, photos, drawings)
Signalétique
  • adapted signage
Visite
  • adapted activities
  • educational workshops
  • adapted room cards
  • specific tours
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
Accueil
  • adapted opening hours (morning performances)
  • children's programme
  • childcare service
  • family tariffs/free admission for children
Information
  • secure and closed establishment
Vestiaire
  • large lockers or left luggage lockers for pushchairs
  • possibility to leave pushchairs at the cloakroom
Équipements
  • floor-level establishment
  • baby carrier loan
  • pushchair loan
Sanitaires
  • toilet facilities suitable for children (toilet seat and washbasin height)
  • changing table
Visite
  • children's/family applications for the tour
  • children's visit booklets/games
  • pushchairs accepted for the tour
  • visioguides with a children's circuit
Extérieur
  • floor-level pathways
  • Pathways that change levels are offset by a sloping surface
Accueil
  • pets accepted on site and during guided tours
  • reception desk easily identifiable and accessible
  • reception/information desk equipped with a sound amplification system
  • free admission for persons aged over 60
Information
  • Offer adapted to seniors
Vestiaire
  • cloakroom
Équipements
  • documentation in enlarged characters
  • floor-level establishment
  • wheelchair loan
  • magnifying glass loan
  • cane wheelchair loan
  • seated areas available (several spread out across the entire site)
Sanitaires
  • horizontal support rail
  • diagonal support rail to enable the seated person to raise themselves up easily
Escalier
  • communal staircase adapted for secure movement
  • private staircase adapted for secure movement
Ascenseur
  • stairs compensated for by a lift or an elevator
Visite
  • Legible information plates
  • Specific accessible information plates (large characters)

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