suggestions for your visit
you have 2 hours
self-guided visit with an audio guide
If you want to find out more about the permanent collections or a temporary exhibition, an audio guide provides you with an initial selection of works over which to cast your eye.
self-guided visit with the guide to exploring the collections
The guide to exploring the collections can be downloaded online or collected at the museum and takes you on a tour around the world, stopping in Oceania, Asia, Africa and the Americas.... Explore each of these continents through works that are emblematic of the diversity of the museum's collections !
Visit guide books and game-workbooks are also regularly available for children.
self-guided visits with "tailor-made walks"
"Tailor-made walks" allow you to discover the collections from a particular theme : funerary rites, masks, femininity and fertility... They can be downloaded in pdf format and are also available as an iPhone app and from the museum iPad app.
Lasting for 1 hour or 1 hour 30, guided tours allow you to open yourself up to other cultures and to escape from the Western city : discovery tour, exhibition tour, garden tour, storytelling tour, family route, ...choose from the guided tours on offers!
you're free in the early evening
The museum offers late night opening 3 times a week until 9pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. This provides an opportunity to visit the collections in a more intimate environment, or to set off to discover the diversity of the world's cultures by participating in the free activities regularly offered in the early evening.
At 6.30pm, the museum's Open University offers you two free lecture cycles, one about the History of Colonisation across the World and the second entitled Differences : us and them. On certain Thursdays, debates and get-togethers are also organised in the meeting room.
Saturdays and late afternoons
Discover the world's cultural diversity through music: music room or a series of jazz concerts, these musical interludes encourage you to get close to the artists in an intimate or celebratory atmosphere, depending on the musical genres.
Until 8.30pm, Art History and Archaeology students are also available in the Collections area to answer your questions.
you have a whole day
Take your time visiting a cultural city that lives according to the rhythm of its collections and exhibitions!
The joint ticket is made for you ! Priced at €11 (reduced rate : €9), it gives you access to the permanent collections and all temporary exhibitions. You can also take your time during your visit, stroll in the garden, and visit the museum's bookshop or the Jacques Kerchache reading room to do some research. Depending on the day of your visit you could then attend a lecture, a cinema screening, a meeting, a music session!
For your lunch break visit Café Branly in the garden, or Les Ombres restaurant on the terrace, spoil yourself!
Throughout the year, during the holidays or on the occasion of important popular festivals, the museum invites you to take part in events celebrating around the collections or exhibitions. Free workshops, shows, demonstrations.....plenty of activities to discover on these special days!
you plan to come several times
For a more in-depth exploration of the museum and the arts and cultures of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, you can follow a series of three or four tours about a major theme. You could also try something more practical by signing up for a master class (3 sessions of vocal, instrumental or choreography training with an artist) or a course (3 sessions of cultural discovery and an introduction to creative techniques with a specialist).
suggestions for weekend breaks and outings in Paris Ile-de-France
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