the Musée d’Archéologie nationale
Discovering historical secrets: the Musée d'Archéologie nationale
The Château Vieux de Saint-Germain-en-Laye holds historical secrets within its walls. Uncover mysteries from the Paleolithic Era to the Early Middle Ages at the Musée d'Archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain.
It also offers a free mobile app to assist you during your visit that will enable you to discover the wealth and variety of the collections. 'Décourvrir les collections' is the first tour offered by the 'ArcheoMAN' app. A real journey through time, the tour begins with the Megaloceros skull in the Paleolithic gallery and ends with Viking armoury of the Early Middle Ages. The 70 objects presented on the app will lead you through the ages and give you a guided tour of the museum's galleries.
After you've visited the château and its collections, head for the roof gardens for – weather permitting – an exceptional view of the whole of the estate and the Seine Valley, which stetches out at your feet!
Listen to the podcast of an interview with Hilaire Multon (Director of the National Museum of Archeology, National Estate of Saint-Germain-en-Laye: https://www.francebleu.fr/emissions/tour-d-ile-de-france-en-40-jours-baladeur-en-direct/107-1/etape-4-musee-d-archeologie-nationale
Every day throughout the year, except on Tuesday (closing day), between 10 AM and 5 PM.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Note: You are advised to call +33 (0)1 39 10 13 00 to check that the museum galleries are open.
Due to a high number of school trips on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays, you are advised to visit between midday and 2pm or after 3.30pm.
Free entry for press, Job-seeker, teachers.
Full price: 7€
Reduced price: 5.50€
Group rate: 6.50€
Combined prices (permanent collections + exhibition)
Full price: 9€
Reduced price: 7.50€
Group rate: 8.50€
Exhibition only: 4.50€
Tickets are valid for one day.
Free admission on the first Sunday of the month (excludes temporary exhibition)
Free admission for: under 18s; 18–25s (EU members); students of the Ecole du Louvre, INP, art and restoration schools; professional artists, journalists and teachers (education pass obligatory); unemployed/RSA recipients; members of ICOM, ICOMOS, société des amis du musée, etc.
A complete list of those eligible for free admission, as well as rates for conferences and workshops is available from the museum ticket office (tel: 01 39 10 13 22) Free admission is possible with the Paris Museum Pass.
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