Rodin Museum

Musée Rodin

79, rue de Varenne, Paris, 75007
Admission: EUR 10
Wheelchair Access
Late Opening

Opening Times

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 1000 - 1745
Wednesday: 1000 - 2045
Thursday: 1000 - 1745
Friday: 1000 - 1745
Saturday: 1000 - 1745
Sunday: 1000 - 1745
Closed 1st January, 1st May, 25th December.
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Tube : Varenne (13), Invalides (8, 13).

Rodin is probably one of the most famous French sculptors and this museum is dedicated to him and his work. The Museum is divided in two sites which contains the largest collection of the sculptor’s works: the Hôtel Biron in Paris, and in Meudon, site of his former home, atelier, and reserve collection. The artist’s international renown as the author of universally famous sculptures has contributed to the reputation of both places.

The collections are host in an old mansion built between 1727 and 1737, by a rich financier Abraham Peyrenc de Moras who died before the construction was achieved. It was then occupied by several tenants until it was sold to some nuns of the Sacred Heart of Jesus who moved there and stayed until 1904 when religious assembly were dissolved. The place was put on sale by the state but allowed tenants at the same time. It was occupied by several artists until Rodin saw the place and started to occupied it in all from 1911.

The museum was created in 1916, thanks to Auguste Rodin’s donation of his works and his collections to the French State and opened by 1919. For the period spanning 2012-14, the Musée Rodin has launched an extensive programme of renovation in the Hôtel Biron, home to the permanent collections since the museum first opened to the public in 1919.

The chapel, built during the time where the place belongs to the nuns hosts the temporary exhibitions in direct link with Rodin and sculpture from the 19th century.

© Rodin Museum / E.B.

Past exhibitions at Rodin Museum - now closed:
Camille Claudel comes out of the reserves of the collections 1st Oct 2013 - 5th Jan 2014
Mapplethorpe-Rodin 8th Apr 2014 - 21st Sep 2014
Rodin, the light from antiquity 19th Nov 2013 - 16th Feb 2014
Rodin: the Laboratory of Creation 13th Nov 2014 - 27th Sep 2015