Guimet Museum

Musée Guimet

6 Place d'Iéna, Paris, 75016
Admission: EUR 7.50
Wheelchair Access
Has Temporary Exhibitions
Has Permanent Collection

Opening Times

Monday: 1000 - 1800
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 1000 - 1800
Thursday: 1000 - 1800
Friday: 1000 - 1800
Saturday: 1000 - 1800
Sunday: 1000 - 1800
Closed on May 1st, December 25 and January 1st.
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Tube : Iéna (9), Boissière (6).

Unique of its kind in Paris, the Guimet Museum displays one of the most beautiful collection of Asian art in Europe and has one of the largest collections of Asian art outside Asia.

Founded by Émile Étienne Guimet, an industrialist the museum was first located in Lyon in 1879 before being transferred to Paris in 1885. Devoted to travel, Guimet was in 1876 commissioned by the minister of public instruction to study the religions of the Far East, and the museum contains many of the fruits of this expedition.

In 1927, the museum possesses items from several expeditions through Central Asia, China assembled by explorators such as Paul Pelliot or Édouard Chavannes but also the collection from the Trocadero Museum. In the thirties the Museum is already famous for the variety and quality of its collections.

In 1945 an exchange is made with the Louvre Museum. Guimet receives the Asian collection in exchange of its Egyptian items. The museum became one of the first Asian museum outside Asia. Renovated in the nineties the museum is showing to the visitor the intricate links between the different traditions in Asia.

Collections include Afghanistan and Pakistan, China, Himalaya, South-East Asia, Central Asia, Korea, India and Japan.

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Past exhibitions at Guimet Museum - now closed:
A train to Yunnan - tribulations of two Frenchs in China 21st Jan 2015 - 6th Apr 2015
Angkor : The birth of a myth – Louis Delaporte and Cambodia 16th Oct 2013 - 13th Jan 2014
Korean Interior, masterpiece by In-Sook Son 18th Sep 2015 - 14th Mar 2016
Sho 2, contemporary Japanese calligraphy 23rd Oct 2013 - 13th Jan 2014
Splendors of the Han, rise of the Celestial Empire 22nd Oct 2014 - 2nd Mar 2015
The Danse of the Forms - Textile from Samiro Yunoki 8th Oct 2014 - 12th Jan 2015
The Lure of the East - Asia and Georges Clemenceau 12th Mar 2014 - 16th Jun 2014