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Museum Hours

Hours

Museum
Open daily except Tuesdays and holidays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Fridays from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Partial closing between 12:30 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
In case of modification, hours are posted at the museum entrance. Telephone reception from 9:00 a.m.: 33(0) 47 21 017 40.
Ticket offices close at 5:30 p.m.
Evacuation of museum rooms starting at 5:50 p.m.
Sunday, December 24 and 31, 2008, the museum will close at 5:00 p.m. (end of ticket sales at 4:30 p.m. and evacuation of visitors starting at 4:50 p.m.).

Rates

Test our thematic tour about Masterpieces of the museum !

Discover thirteen emblematic masterpieces from Antiquity to Modern art with the aid of this handy illustrated tour and its short explanatory texts.

Library
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Open to all. Access for disabled persons.
Works may be consulted on site, with the possibility of making photocopies at the currently applied rate.

Documentation
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays from 2:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Open to all. Access for disabled persons.
Documentation files may be consulted upon presentation of a justified request.

Garden
The garden is open from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. all year long.

For a More Comfortable Visit

Cloakroom
Cloakroom for clothing, small bags and strollers.
Bulky bags are not accepted in the museum.

Visitors with small children
To replace baby backpack carriers, flexible sling carriers and light strollers are available free for visitors.

Disabled visitors
The collection rooms and exhibitions are accessible for disabled visitors.
A wheelchair is available for disabled visitors at the entrance to the collections.
To ensure a comfortable visit, please let us know when you will be visiting by calling 33(0)4 72 10 17 40, from Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and come to the entrance at 17, Place des Terreaux.

How to Use the Museum

Art works are fragile and one-of-a-kind. They have been around for centuries and must be preserved for future generations. Touching a painting, a decorative object, a sculpture or a piece of furniture, even if only very lightly, causes irreparable damage. Especially if the works are touched thousands of times. Help us to protect our shared heritage.
Do not:
- Touch the works
- Smoke, drink or eat in the rooms
- Use a flash
- Take pictures of the exhibitions
- Use a cell phone in the exhibition rooms
- Bring bulky objects or animals into the museum and garden
The museum is equipped with a video surveillance network.
Authorization conditions for photographs and reproduction of works (pdf, 15 Kb)


Display of works
Display of works may be modified, in particular during the installation of exhibitions and when certain pieces are on loan.