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 different areas in the Musée de l’Homme are bright and spacious.

The reception desks are accessible. 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).

There are cloakrooms on the first floor of the Muséum.

There is a lounge area with couches on the first floor. Benches and seats are dotted around in the exhibition areas.

Please note: The Balcon des sciences is an area on the second floor which opens out over the Atrium Paul Rivet. Some people might be afraid of the drop from this balcony.

The Galerie de l’Homme presents the Muséum’s permanent trail on three levels and each area can be reached by a lift.

There are three stages to the 2,500 m2 trail: Who are we? Where do we come from? Where are we heading? A whole host of accessible experiences is on offer. All the senses are mobilised by the wide range of display methods and guidance media. A sensory trail with around twenty original aids distributed throughout the gallery including objects to touch, sound commentary and tactile plates. These tactile and audio objects enable visitors to explore the themes addressed in the Muséum.

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. Concise information is accessible to everyone through cartoons, multimedia, interviews and videos. Furthermore, two tactile and audio objects show visitors subjects currently under research.

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

Access to the Musée de l’Homme is via the main entrance. There is an access ramp on the right of the building. A handrail has been installed on the left-hand side of the outside steps for entering the building.

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. There are lifts in the reception lobby serving the Muséum’s areas.

Visit aids
Visit aids are available on the first floor by the group reception area and can be loaned to visitors, including seats, visit guides, etc.

Accessible toilets
Accessible toilets are situated on every floor at the Musée de l’Homme.

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). Both cafés are accessible to people with reduced mobility and have fabulous views of the Eiffel Tower.

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, the Fondation EDF and the Caisse d’Épargne Île-de-France.