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 (purchased at the Louvre museum: valid at the Louvre museum on the day of purchase and at the Delacroix museum the same day and the next day. Purchased at the Delacroix museum: valid at the Louvre museum and the museum Delacroix on the day of purchase only).
Prices and times
Entrance fees and modalities
- Easter Monday
- Ascension Day
- 8 May
- Whit Monday
- 15 August
- 1 November
- 11 November
- Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
- Free admission for the accompanying person