Museum of Jewish Art and History
The Museum of Jewish Art and History presents in the heart of Paris, the third largest collection in the world on Judaism after the Israel Museum in Jerusalem and the Jewish Museum in New York.
Located in an elegant private Hotel in the Marais district, it traces the evolution of the Jewish world through its artistic and cultural heritage and gives a privileged place to the history of Jews in France, while evoking the communities of Europe and North Africa that have contributed to shaping the physiognomy of contemporary French Judaism.
The collections bring together works of art, textiles, furniture and cult objects, manuscripts and unique historical documents from the Middle Ages to the contemporary period.
The museum also offers a rich cultural programme in its auditorium, mediatheque, bookshop and collection tour.
TOP TIP: the admission ticket to both permanent collections and temporary exhibitions is included in the Paris Region Pass Experience.
Access and contact
Metro : Rambuteau (Line 11) Hôtel de Ville (Lines 1 and 11) Châtelet (Lines 1, 4 and 11) RER : Châtelet Les Halles (Lines A, B, D) Bus : 29, 38, 47, 75 Velib' : 76, rue du Temple 29, rue des Blancs Manteaux
Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year between 11 AM and 6 PM. Closed on monday. Closed on 1 January and 1 May as well as during Jewish New Year celebrations (Roch Ha-Shana) and Yom Kippour.
Cash Registers closing time : 45 minutes before closing
On weekend : 10:00 - 18:00
Exhibitions night-time : saturday, sunday and public holidays till 19:00, wednesday till 21:00
- Full price: 10 € Reduced price: 7 €.
Free entry for children < 18 years, Job-seeker, disabled people and accompanying persons. Group rate available for > 10 people.
FREE: Friends of mahJ, culture card and Icom card, European residents under 26 years of age for the permanent collection. Other free services can be found at www.mahj.org.
The collection is free on the first Saturday of the month from October to June and a free guided tour is also organized at 3pm.
Online booking required.
Guided tour languages
Bulletin board languages
Single mean time tour90 mins
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Hearing disability
- Mental disability
- Visual disability
- Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
- WC + grab handle + adequate space to move