suggestions for your visit

you have 2 hours

audioguide © musée du quai Branly, photo Caroline Rose

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.

for more information about the audio guides

self-guided visit with the collections exploration guide

The collections exploration guide 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.

for more information about visit guide books

self-guided visits with "tailor-made walks"

"Tailor-made walks" allow you to discover the collections through 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.

for more information about tailor-made walks

visite guidée © musée du quai Branly, photo Pomme Célarié

guided tour

Lasting for 1 hour or 1 hour 30 mins, 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

night-time view © musée du quai Branly, photo Nicolas Borel

The Museum offers late night openings 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.

Thursday 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.

for more information about the Open University lectures

for more information about meetings in the Reading Room

Before Jusqu'à la transe © musée du quai Branly, photo Jacques Rostand

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 Space to answer your questions.

you have a whole day

Take your time to visit a cultural city that lives according to the rhythm of its collections and exhibitions!

Seine side of the museum © musée du quai Branly photo Lois Lammerhuber
festival of the dead © musée du quai Branly, photo Pomme Célarié

joint ticket

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, spoil yourself by visiting the Café Branly in the garden, or Les Ombres restaurant on the terrace!

for more information about the restaurants


Throughout the year, during the holidays or during important popular festivals, the Museum invites you to take part in festive events relating to the collections or exhibitions. Free workshops, shows, demonstrations.....plenty of activities to discover on these special days!

for more information about festivals and events

you plan to come several times

master class tango © musée du quai Branly photo Cyril Zannettacci

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 around a main 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).


 In order to take advantage of free unlimited access to the exhibitions and to benefit from special rates for the activities, consider the quai Branly pass!

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