A department of the National Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Mankind (Musée de l'Homme), which reopened in 2015 after extensive renovation, is located in the Palais de Chaillot, not far from the Eiffel Tower and the Trocadéro metro station.
The Gallery of Mankind, a magnificent museum trail made up of areas entitled "Who are we?", "Where do we come from?" and "Where are we going?", offers a reflection on the evolution of humanity, viewed in the context of its environment and questioning its future. This museum-laboratory allows visitors to explore the history of humankind in three phases, through a number of prestigious collections: nearly 500,000 prehistoric objects, including Cro-Magnon's skull, Lucy's skeleton, the Venus of Lespugue, a mammoth ivory statuette made some 23,000 years ago, and the La Madeleine mammoth, an engraving dating from the end of the Upper Magdalenian period... A place of education, reflection and research, the Museum of Mankind is an exciting museum for all generations.
Younger visitors, or those who are just young at heart, will love "pulling the tongues" on the mural planisphere in order to listen to the languages of the world, shake the hand of a chimpanzee or Neanderthal man, smell a prehistoric fire or visit a Mongolian yurt.
|Opening times||Monday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Tuesday: Fermé • Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Thursday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Friday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Saturday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM • Sunday: 10:00 AM – 06:00 PM|
|Address||17 Place du Trocadéro et du 11 Novembre, Paris|
|Telephone||+33 1 44 05 72 72|