This museum has a unique collection of objects from the art, fashion and advertising worlds, from the Middle Ages to the modern day.
The presentation of objects in "Period Rooms", one of the characteristics of the institution, bears authentic witness to the social and daily life of past centuries.
The jewellery Gallery
More than 1,000 works provide an extraordinary panorama of the history of jewellery in France.
Rings, necklaces, bracelets and broaches are presented chronologically, alongside an overview of the technological evolution of skills and materials. As the prime link between the decorative arts and fashion, jewellery marvellously illustrates the dexterity and creativity of artists and artisans from the Middle Ages to today.
Theme Napoleon and Joséphine
The room entitled Le Goût de l’Empire is dedicated to the Imperial style, and in particular displays an important collection of gold and silver work by Jean-Baptiste Claude Odiot.
The collection of Empire jewellery shows how much the period was inspired by ancient Rome
The new exhibition: Shocking ! Les mondes surréalistes d’Elsa Schiaparelli
You can discover it through a guided tour.
Costumes and fashion accessories are set against paintings, sculptures, jewelry, perfume bottles, posters and photographs signed by the greatest names of the surrealist period (Man Ray, Salvador Dalí ...) to introduce the public to the fantasy and artistic modernity of the designer Elsa Schiaparelli at the forefront of fashion during the 1920s and 1930s.
Timing of the guided tour : 1h30
Dates of the guided tours
July, the 8th - 12:30
July, the 9th - 11:30
August, the 27th - 16:00
September, the 9th- 12:30
September, the 23rd - 12:30
Every day throughout the year between 11 am and 6 pm. Closed on Monday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th. Late opening ( temporary exhibitions only) : Thursday from 11am to 9pm.
Adult: 14 € (Exhibition(s) + collections (audioguide included)).
Free entry for children < 26 years, disabled people and accompanying persons.
Reduced price and free under conditions.
20€: Permanent Collections of the Museum of Decorative Arts + temporary exhibitions + Nissim Museum of Camondo
Valid 4 days
Paris Museum Pass accepted: time slot reservation recommended.
Child audio guides languages : English, French, German, Italian, Spanish