Self-Guided Visit
Musée de la musique - Cité de la musique

Collection permanente

Cité de la musique, Médiathèque  W. BeaucardetCité de la musique, Médiathèque © W. Beaucardet

Practical Infos

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Thursday, 1 September 2016 to Thursday, 31 August 2017
Thursday, 1 September 2016 to Thursday, 31 August 2017
  • Tuesday from 12:00 to 18:00
  • Wednesday from 12:00 to 18:00
  • Thursday from 12:00 to 18:00
  • Friday from 12:00 to 18:00
  • Saturday from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00
  • Sunday December 25 2016
  • Sunday January 1 2017
  • Monday May 1 2017
To improve and modernise the lighting, the nineteenth-century and the twentieth-century sections are closed from  26 June to  26 September 2017. A reduced rate is applied to all visits during this period.

The Museum of Music has become world renowned for its collection and presentation of musical instruments. The historical heritage within its walls spans centuries.

The Museum of Music represents a collection of more than 7000 instruments and art objects, with almost 1000 on exhibit in the permanent exhibition space. The museum presents a history of Western music from the 17th century to today and an overview of the main musical cultures of the world.

Visits to the Museum can be prolonged or enhanced by guided tours, conferences or concerts presented on the instruments in the collection. Live performances are put on every day in the Museum, providing constant opportunities for dialogue between musicians and the public. Promenade Concerts take place in all the rooms of the Museum on certain Sundays.