All the areas in the Muséum are accessible to everyone. The programming at the Musée de l’Homme offers a wide variety of exhibitions, conferences and festivals… Here you will find all the information you need to plan your visit.

Plan your visit

General accessibility
The Musée de l’Homme is specifically laid out for directing visually impaired visitors. There are fifteen or so audio beacons to help you move around the building and Braille sleeves are installed on the handrails leading to the upper floors.

Benches are placed at regular intervals in the exhibition areas

Both lifts and the stairs can be taken to reach the different areas of the Muséum (Galerie de l’Homme, temporary exhibition areas, Jean Rouch Auditorium, Germaine Tillion Resource centre).

Benches are placed at regular intervals in the exhibition areas

A tactile model (to touch) is freely accessible to all visitors. It presents the location and history of the Musée de l’Homme and a presentation helps visitors find the Muséum’s different facilities and services.

The Galerie de l’Homme offers visitors a sensory trail with around twenty original aids distributed throughout the gallery including objects to touch, sound commentary and tactile plates. The tactile and audio objects enable visitors toexplore the themes addressed in the Muséum.

The Musée de l'Homme and the Société Maison Nouvelle have an innovative guidance system which allows visually-impaired visitors to explore the sensory stands on the trail by themselves. You can find out more information at the group reception desk on the first floor (cane loan).

The permanent Balcon des sciences area introduces visitors to the Musée de l’Homme researchers and presents their approaches and working methods through a variety of exhibits. Two tactile and audio objects show visitors subjects under current research.

The Germaine Tillion Resource Centre has a computer with software adapted for blind and visually-impaired visitors.

Opening times and days
The Musée de l’Homme is open every day, except Tuesday, from 10am to 6pm.
Closed on Tuesdays, 1st January and 25th December.
The rooms start to be vacated 30 minutes before closing time.

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Getting here

It can be accessed at 17, place du Trocadéro. The entrance doors are heavy to open, but some are power-assisted.

Individual visitors and families: there is not a visitors’ car park at the Musée de l’Homme, but there are several car parks in the surrounding area.

Coming by car
Kléber-Longchamp car park, at 67, avenue Kléber - 265 spaces, including 3 reserved for people with reduced mobility The height of adapted vehicles must not exceed 1.90 m.

GIC car park spaces are available in the area around the Muséum:

  • 1 space 7, Avenue de Camoens
  • 1 space 12, Avenue d’Eylau
  • 5 spaces Avenue Kléber
  • 1 space 2, Avenue Paul Doumer
  • 1 space 6-8, Avenue Georges Mandel
  • 6 spaces Avenue du Président Wilson

There is a taxi rank opposite the esplanade on the Avenue d’Eylau, and another one on the Avenue Paul Doumer to the left as you leave the Muséum.

Coming by public transport
Bus: lines 22 and 32: Sheffers or Trocadéro stop; lines 30 and 63: Trocadéro stop; line 72: Pont d'Iéna stop (then walk up the Trocadéro Gardens)
Metro: line 6 and line 9 - Trocadéro station
Exit No.6 "Avenue Paul Doumer – Musée de l’Homme"
Riverboat shuttle: Eiffel Tower stop (Batobus, Bateaux parisiens, Vedettes de Paris)
Vélib and Autolib stand: nearby - -
Transport accessibility information:


Reception staff are available upon your arrival. The reception desk is opposite the entrance. Three lifts, indicated by an audio beacon, serve the areas in the Muséum. They are in the hall, to the right of the reception desk.

Visit aids
Visit aids are available on the first floor by the group reception area and can be loaned to visitors, including portable seats, canes and magnifying glasses.

Accessible toilets
Toilets on each floor of the Muséum.

Food and drink
There are two places to eat at the Musée de l’Homme: the Café de l’Homme on the ground floor and the Café Lucy on the second floor of the Muséum (entry with admission ticket).

Accessibility in collaboration with users

Committed to improving its services, the Musée de l’Homme invites visitors to share their feedback with the teams of Muséum assistants. Please send your comments to the following address:

The Musée de l’Homme warmly thanks its sponsors and partners: the Fondation EDF, the Caisse d’Épargne Île-de-France and the Maison Nouvelle and Association Valentin Haüy.