The MNHN’s biological anthropology collections are among the world’s most diverse and as such they constitute a unique resource for comparative studies. With approximately 30,000 pieces or lots, the collections are renowned for their outstanding original fossils from the European Palaeolithic, including Cro-Magnons and a number of Neanderthals, as well as for their phrenological and ethnological casts, and mummies.

Mummies collection: loan and visit information

The mummies collection is not available for visits until its transfer to the Musée de l’Homme is completed.

Nonetheless, loan requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

The Collections Direction reminds that loan requests shall be transmitted through the Colhelper online form (exhibition section). For further information, please contact :