Musée de l'Homme

  • Museum
  • Sciences and technology
  • Human sciences

Unique project in Europe, the new museum brings together collections of prehistory, biological and cultural anthropology, as well as a research, teaching, training and dissemination centre on the evolution of Man and societies.

A space for debate, an agora open to all, this privileged place makes it possible to address the major current issues in the human sciences. In its element, the visitor enjoys vast spheres of exchange and life: atrium, auditorium, resource center, news area, educational workshops.

The permanent exhibition, through a diversity of approaches, develops three major themes, from the origins of Man to his future: who are we, where are we from, where are we going? With the objective of understanding the human and the place it occupies in the living, to tell its origins and to question our margins of adaptation in the world of tomorrow.

The route is based on invaluable collections: fossils of Cro-Magnon men, the paleolithic statuette known as "Venus de Lespugue", anatomical waxes... The collections of the Musée de l'Homme are among the most important in the world in the fields of prehistory and anthropology...

Opening and closing times

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


On reservation, from 20 people: Permanent exhibition 7 € ; Temporary exhibition: 9 €.
Guided tour from 165 € / group of 20 people

Bulk ticketing: From -25% from 20 tickets ordered

Full price: 13 €
Reduced price: 10 €.

Free entry for children < 26 years, accompanying guides, Job-seeker, teachers, disabled people and accompanying persons.

Single ticket for collections + temporary exhibitions
Free for EU residents up to the age of 26.


Types of customers

  • Children
  • Special rate for disabled people
  • Special rate for jobseekers
  • Students


  • Animals accepted

Additional information

  • Cloakrooms
  • Cloakrooms are available free of charge on Level 1 of the museum.
  • Changing table
  • Changing tables are available in the Men’s and Ladies’ toilets on Level 1 of the museum.
  • Equipment loans
  • For improved comfort, equipment is available at the Group reception desk on Level one. Wheelchairs, portable seats and visual aids are available upon request, simply ask our staff.
  • On site restaurants:
  • Restaurant Le Café de l’Homme
  • Accessible from the museum entrance, the Café de l’Homme restaurant was renovated by the interior designer duo Gilles & Boissier, in the spirit of art deco. Grand arches open onto a terrace overlooking the Trocadero gardens. Local ingredients from the regions of France and traditional French fare are revisited with an international touch spanning all continents.
  • "The restaurant echoes the spirit of the museum, serving cuisine influenced by cultural exchange" explains Coco Coupérie-Eiffel and her associate, Christophe Bonnat, directors of the new team. The Café de l’Homme seats 212 indoors, 112 on the terrace, and 12 on the mezzanine.
  • The Café de l’Homme is available for hire upon request.
  • Open daily from 12:00 pm to 2:00 am
  • Tel: +33 (0)1 44 05 30 15
  • Cafeteria Café Lucy
  • Located on the second level of the museum, Café Lucy serves light fare: sandwiches, salads, soups, hot dishes, deserts, snacks and hot and cold drinks. The menu, featuring seasonal ingredients, organic produce, local products, and AOC, AOP, or Label Rouge products, will be updated 2-4 times a year. The menu will include two seasonal dishes, with updates every two days. Salads will be arranged before the customer, to guarantee freshness and the absence of allergens, if necessary.
  • Close attention will be paid to waste management, with 100% biodegradable packaging and ceramic tableware.
  • Open during museum hours: every day except Tuesday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, late nights Wednesday until 9:00 pm.


Types of visits available

  • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Unguided group tours on request
  • Guided group tours on request

Average length of visit

  • 150 minutes (individual)
  • 150 minutes (groups)

Services and facilities


  • Restaurant
  • Ticketing in number


Spoken languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Documentation languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Visit languages

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Languages of educational signs

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish


  • Hearing disability
  • Mental disability
  • Visual disability
  • Accessible for self-propelled wheelchairs
  • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move

Wheelchairs, portable seats and visual aids are available on request at the Group reception desk on Level 1 of the museum.

Hearing loops are installed in the reception area, the Galerie de l’Homme, the Jean Rouch Auditorium and the educational workshops. All videos are subtitled in French. Many of the videos are also available in French sign language.

For a better idea of the layout of the museum spaces, a tactile model of the entire building is available on Level one.


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.

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Contact information

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  • For Groups:
    Booking required : Yes
    Reservation deadline (in days) : 30 days
    External guide accepted
    Right to speak
    Right to speak cost : 30€