The Cernuschi Museum was born as a result of Henri Cernuschi’s encounter with civilisations that were completely unfamiliar to him before his travels. Deeply impressed by the arts of Japan and China, he brought almost 3,500 objects back to France. Since its opening in 1898, the museum has striven to share Cernuschi’s passion with as many people as possible.

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Monday to Friday 10am to noon and 2:30pm to 5pm
By telephone: +33 (0)1 53 96 21 72

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The museum has set up special visits for professionals and volunteers in the social sphere, to introduce them to the collections. These cultural mediators can then foster connections between the museum and the public. We offer social outreach organisations introductory visits, including a presentation of the collections and the tools that enhance the encounter between visitor and art work, to better prepare the visits and themed tours that present the fundamental aspects of Far Eastern civilisations.

For several years now, the Cernuschi Museum has been running an art awareness programme in partnership with social service agencies in Paris as an accompaniment to literacy classes.

The programme comprises a cycle of tours by the museum’s guides through the prism of cultural exchange and practising the French that has been learnt, using objects in the museum.

A booklet titled “J’apprends le français au musée Cernuschi” (Learning French at the Cernuschi Museum) offers a fun way to discover the collections, for individual visitors or groups. Available at the ticket desk or for download.

The Cernuschi Museum offers a range of fun tours and activities to take part in whilst discovering the museum’s numerous treasures, accompanied by guides, storytellers and/or artists. In French only.

Bookings are required for all tours in groups of more than 5 people, with or without a guide.

The booking form must be sent to the museum one month prior to the visit.

Duration: 1½ hours – Minimum price: €30, free entry to collections and exhibitions. Groups of 15 people maximum.

VISITORS INFORMATION - From January 30th, 2023 and for a period of six months, part of the permanent collections will be closed due to renovation works of the building. Spaces 1 to 5 will remain open to the public, spaces 6 to 14 (from the Buddha Hall to the Painting Room) will be closed. During this time, temporary exhibitions will continue to be presented on ground floor, such as the exhibition "Ink in motion, A History of Chinese Painting in the 20th Century" extended until March 5, 2023. Thank you for your understanding.