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Musée de Cluny – musée national du Moyen Âge

28 rue du Sommerard - 75005 Paris

Quartier Latin - 5e Arrondissement

What's on?

The Cluny museum - The Middle Ages museum is closed for renovations. Reopening planned for Thursday 12 May 2022 .

Description

The Musée de Cluny – Musée National du Moyen Âge is located in the heart of Paris. The museum stands on the site of the ancient thermal baths - don't miss the spectacular frigidarium with its 14-metre high vaults - and in the medieval hotel of the abbots of Cluny, a jewel of the flamboyant Gothic style. Since 2018, a very contemporary pavilion has been welcoming visitors.
Nearly 1,600 masterpieces of medieval art are presented on a chronological tour that spans more than 1,000 years of history. Among the jewels of the museum's collections are the famous tapestries of the Lady of the Unicorn, the heads of the Kings of Judah from Notre-Dame Cathedral and the stained glass windows from the Sainte-Chapelle, as well as one of the finest collections of Limousin enamel.
After several years of modernization and accessibility work, the museum will reopen on 12 May 2022 with a brand new museography.

Architectural style

  • Gothique flamboyant

Collections

  • Archéologie
  • Arts décoratifs
  • Céramique
  • Décors intérieurs
  • Enluminures
  • Histoire
  • Joaillerie
  • Littérature
  • Mobilier
  • Objets de la vie quotidienne
  • Peinture
  • Reliques
  • Sculpture
  • Tapisseries
  • Techniques
  • Textiles
  • Vitraux

Epoque des collections

  • Rome antique (VIIe av JC au Ve ap JC)
  • Byzance (IVe - XVe)
  • Moyen Age (Ve - XVe)
  • Gothique (XIIe - XVe)
  • Renaissance (XVe - XVIe)

Garden

The gardens are closed until further notice.

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Services and facilities of the establishment

  • Educational activities
  • Gift shop
  • Bookshop
  • Member of the Paris Museum Pass
  • Restaurant
  • Visitor tools
  • Cloakroom

Languages spoken

  • English

Documentation in a foreign language

  • English
  • Spanish

Visitor tools

Tour map, tour companion (digital mobile tool), display panels, labels, tactile table, tactile model.

Educational activities

Guided tours for adults and young people, workshops, singing tours, dancing tours, theatrical tours, concerts, lectures

Restaurant

A café for light meals, operated by La Table de Cana, is situated on the visitor's route. Indoors and on the terrace in fine weather, La Table de Cana offers table and counter service, for a lunch break (dish of the day, salads, quiches, desserts and drinks) or a simple gourmet break. The menu is adapted to the seasons and includes medieval inspired dishes. The café is open during the opening hours of the museum and is accessible to all visitors with an admission ticket.

Methods of payment

  • CB/Visa
  • Eurocard/Mastercard

Closing times

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Exceptional closure

The Cluny museum - The Middle Ages museum is closed for renovations. Reopening planned for Thursday 12 May 2022 .

Exceptional opening

  • Ascension Day
  • Whitsuntide
  • Whit Monday

Voir la carte

Musée de Cluny – musée national du Moyen Âge

28 rue du Sommerard
75005 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 53 73 78 00
contact.musee-moyenage@culture.gouv.fr
https://www.musee-moyenage.fr

  • Subway - Cluny - La Sorbonne
  • RER - Saint-Michel - Notre-Dame
  • Bus - 21, 27, 38, 63, 85, 86, 87
  • Parking: Rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, rue Soufflot and Parc Saint-Michel (entrance place Saint-André-des-Arts). Taxis: rue Soufflot / place Saint-Michel / place Maubert . Vélib stations: 20 rue Du Sommerard / 42 rue Saint-Jacques / 5 rue de la Sorbonne

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

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

Access facilities

  • Adapted activities and visits
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person
  • Priority admission

Accessibility information

Physical disability:
- The garden of the museum is accessible
- The course of the visit is now accessible (lifts available), allowing access to the rooms open during the renovation works
¤ Only one hallway in the Salle Notre-Dame is not accessible (steps)
- The welcome desk is an appropriate height for wheelchair users but there is no leg room under the desk
- Renovation works underway throughout the museum's 3 floors to improve accessibility (works end Feburary 2021)
- Disabled toilets in the new welcome building (transfer of weight to the left in the women's toilets, seat height 43 cm)
- Places to sit down throughout the museum

Visual impairment:
- Due to current renovation works, activities designed for visitors with visual and hearing impairments are unavailable until 2020
- Glass display cases throughout the museum, but their stands are large and can be found using a cane
- Visioguides (tactile navigation) available at the welcome desk in French, English, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese for €3; soundtracks
- Some fact cards and plaques have good colour contrast but font size is relatively small

Hearing impairment:
- Due to current renovation works, activities designed for visitors with visual and hearing impairments are unavailable until 2020
- Certain videos have subtitles in French and English (according to current temporary exhibitions)
- Museum maps available at the welcome desk
- Visioguides (tactile navigation) available at the welcome desk in French, English, Italian, German, Spanish and Japanese for €3; mostly sound-based but has some text information
- Magnetic induction loops for visioguides can be borrowed

Mental disability:
- 'My Interior Garden' workshop
¤ Booking required
¤ By telephone: +33 (0)1 53 73 78 27 or +33 (0)1 53 73 78 16 (9.15am-5.30pm)
¤ By fax: +33 (0)1 46 34 51 75
¤ Fridays at 1pm and 2.30pm
¤ Duration: 45 minutes

More details on accessibility

Museum in the same district: Quartier Latin

Museum in the same arrondissement: 5th arrondissement

Museum in Paris and in the Paris Region: Museum

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