In 1951, the building was put up for sale. Without the necessary funds to buy the house, the Société des Amis sold some of the collections to the State in order to buy the property. En 1954, they made a donation to the State who comitted to creating a museum there. In an intimate setting, the recently renovated museum offers a personal approach to the work of the great artist through a selection of paintings, drawings, watercolours, pastels, sketches, preparatory studies as well as letters from and photos of those who were close to him (Charles Baudelaire, Théophile Gautier, George Sand and Léon Riesener). This collection provides an insight into the creative wealth of one of the great figures of French painting.
Since 2004, the Musée Eugène Delacroix, which is attached to the administration of the Louvre, presents the same criteria for free entry and the same tariffs for groups and cultural activities as those of the Louvre.
Services and facilities of the establishment
- Educational activities
- Gift shop
- Member of the Paris Museum Pass
Documentation in a foreign language
Educational activitiesWorkshops for children aged 10 to 13. Study of pastel technique in groups of 20 children. Information and bookings: +33 (0)1 44 41 86 59.
Combined ticketsCombined ticket for the Musée Delacroix and the Musée du Louvre available for €15. Valid on the day of purchase for permanent collections.
Prices and times
Entrance fees and modalities
Combined ticket "Delacroix + Louvre" €15
Group tourReservations are free and compulsory for groups of over 7 people. Call +33 (0)1 40 20 57 60, or +33 (0)1 40 20 58 32 or contact us by fax on +33 (0)1 40 20 58 24.
Under 26s from countries within the European Union. Members of Louvre-jeunes. Holders of the Carte Louvre Etudiants, Partenaires, Enseignant, Faimilles or Professionels. Pass-Education holders. Members of Cercle Louvre Entreprises. Students of the Ecole du Louvre and the Institut National du Patrimoine. Auditors and members of the Ecole du Louvre association (except regional auditors and evening classes). "Amis" of the Musée National Eugène Delacroix or the Musée du Louvre. Tour guides and speakers linked to the ministries in charge of culture and tourism or linked to the Réunion des Musées Nationaux. Artists that are members of the Maison des Artistes or the International Association of Art. Journalists with a press pass. Job seekers. Those on welfare benefits. People with civil disabilities or victims of war as well as an accompanying person.
Free for young people and childrenUnder 18s
January 1st, May 1st, Christmas
- Easter Monday
- Ascension Day
- 8 May
- Whit Monday
- 14 July
- 15 August
- 1 November
- 11 November
- Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
- Free admission for the accompanying person