Museum

Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme

Hôtel de Saint-Aignan - 71 rue du Temple - 75003 Paris

Le Marais - 3e Arrondissement

What's on?

From 1 September 2016: museum open every Saturday.

Description

Located in the historical Marais district, in one of the most beautiful mansions in Paris, the Musée d’art et d’histoire du Judaïsme retraces the evolution of the Jewish community through their cultural heritage and traditions. It gives a special focus to the history of Jews in France, while at the same time presenting the European and North African communities, which have shaped present day Judaism in France. As well as cultural art pieces, textiles and manuscripts, the museum showcases unique documents on intellectual movements, art and history, including the Dreyfus affair archives. Work by Chagall, Modigliani, Soutine and Kikoïne, amongst others, demonstrates Jewish presence in 20th century art. Free access to the resource centre (library, picture library, video library) and an auditorium that can hold 198 guests. Family guide available: ‘Discover the MAHJ as a family’. Adults and children from 7 years old. Learn, have fun and exchange ideas with the family! This guide helps you to explore this fascinating place; a museum for all the family.

Collections

  • Affiches
  • Bijoux
  • Costumes
  • Gravures
  • Journaux
  • Lithographies
  • Maquettes
  • Mobilier
  • Objets de la vie quotidienne
  • Objets du culte
  • Peinture
  • Photographie
  • Pierres tombales
  • Sculpture
  • Textiles

Epoque des collections

  • Préhistoire (15000 av JC)
  • Byzance (IVe - XVe)
  • Moyen Age (Ve - XVe)
  • Gothique (XIIe - XVe)
  • Rococo (XVIIIe)
  • Néoclassicisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Romantisme (XVIIIe - XIXe)
  • Réalisme (XIXe)
  • Impressionnisme (XIXe)
  • Symbolisme (XIXe)
  • Fauvisme (XXe)
  • Cubisme (XXe)
  • Modernisme (XXe)
  • Expressionisme (XXe)
  • Futurisme (XXe)
  • Dadaisme (XXe)
  • Surréalisme (XXe)
  • L'abstraction (XXe)
  • Mouvement (XXe)
  • Contemporain (XXe - XXIe)
Membre du Paris Museum Pass

Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Car park/Parking
  • Coach park
  • Visitor tools

Visitor tools

Audio guides are included in the entrance fee, available in French, English, German, Hebrew or Spanish from the museum ticket desk.

Educational activities

Activities for school groups available. Information and bookings on +33 (0) 1 53 01 86 62 or by email - groupes@mahj.org (Monday-Friday: 10am-5pm).

Coach park

Pompidou Centre (drop-off).

Entrance fees and modalities

Independent tour

Museum: €9 (concessions: €6)
Exhibition + museum: €10 (concessions: €7/€5).
Temporary exhibition (varies): €8 (concessions: €5).

Guided tour

Guided tours of museum or the Marais district: €12; concessions: €9 (entrance fee included).

Group tour

10-25 people. Booking necessary: email visites@mahj.org

Free

Free for disabled people and an accompanying person, job seekers and receivers of French state benefits, Carte Aleph holders, disabled ex-servicemen and an accompanying person, ICOM, curators, art, history and religion students, artists, official guides, journalists, senators, MPs, members of Paris city council.



Free for young people and children

Free for under 18s.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard
  • JCB card
  • Diners Club
  • Chèque Vacances

Closing times

Monday

Exceptional closure

Closed for Rosh ha-Shanah and Yom Kippour celebrations.

Opening times

Permanent collections: 11am to 6pm (10am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday).
Exhibitions: Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 11am-6pm; Wednesday, 11am-9pm; Saturday and Sunday, 10am-7pm. Public holidays: 11am-7pm.

Late opening

Wednesday, for temporary exhibitions: 9pm. Saturday, Sunday and public holidays for temporary exhibitions: 7pm.

Exceptional opening

  • Easter
  • Easter Monday
  • Ascension Day
  • 8 May
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday
  • 14 July
  • 15 August
  • 1 November
  • 11 November
  • 25 December

Voir la carte

Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme

Hôtel de Saint-Aignan - 71 rue du Temple
75003 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 01 86 53
info@mahj.org
www.mahj.org

  • Subway - Rambuteau
  • RER - Châtelet - Les Halles
  • Bus - 29, 38, 47, 75

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Loan of wheelchairs

Accessibility information

Physical disability: with the exception of the multimedia library which does not have a lift, all areas are accessible for those in a wheelchair. A member of staff can help you get across the cobbled courtyard more easily.
Sight impairment: Braille and large print museum guides are available at the ticket office. There are also audio guides for the permanent collections with headphones so you can use your hands. Touch tour available with 5 objects to touch.
Hearing impairment: security reception point, ticket office, headphones and magnetic loop audio guides. French Sign Language translation available for guided tours of the permanent and temporary collections.
Information, tour and workshop reservations: + 33 (0)1 53 01 86 62 / accessibilite@mahj.org

'Tourisme & Handicap' marked establishment

  • 'Tourisme & Handicap' mark
  • For hearing disability For hearing disability

Museum in the same district: Le Marais

Museum in the same arrondissement: 3rd arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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