Guimet Museum of Asian Arts

    €11.50
    /person normally
Museum of the Asian Arts in Paris
Museum of the Asian Arts in Paris

What you'll do

The Musée National des Arts Asiatiques is an unrivalled collection and major centre for the appreciation and knowledge of Asian civilizations.

Visit the Guimet Museum of Asian Arts with The Paris Pass®

  • You can visit this attraction with the digital Paris Museum Pass. Please download it before you visit!
  • Pay nothing at the door – simply show your pass.
  • Explore this diverse and rich collection of Asian art

The Asian Arts Museum began from the merging of a number of other collections. The first contribution arrived from the personal collection of the great industrialist Emile Guimet. Guimet was a wealthy man and in 1876 he set off to travel the world.

On the course of his travels, he acquired a large collection of objects, which he displayed in a museum in Lyon. This museum was transferred to Paris, united with the fruit of explorer Louis Delaporte’s journeys in Siam and Cambodia. Together the collections amassed to form the fabulous collection of Khmer art now known as Musée National des Arts Asiatiques.

 

About the Guimet Museum of Asian Arts

The Mueum later underwent major refurbishment and during the 1920s and 1930s the collection steadily grew. By 1938 the Musée Guimet had acquired a worldwide reputation for its collections of art from the Indianized civilizations of Asia.

In 1945 the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques started transferring its Egyptian pieces to the Louvre and, in return, received the entire collection of objects from their Department of Asian Arts.

Departments include Afghanistan-Pakistan, Arts of Himalaya, The Himalayan collection, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, China, Korea, India, and Japan.

Know before you go

This attraction is available as part of the digital Paris Museum Pass which is included for free with The Paris Pass®. Be sure to download it ahead of your trip and to save it on your phone as you'll need it at the entrance. You'll be asked to specify a 'date' which MUST be on one of the days you plan to use your passes. Click here for more information on downloading your Paris Museum Pass and a full list of attractions.

For more information, visit the attraction's website. 

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Wednesday – Monday: 10AM to 6PM

Last admission: 5:15PM

Closings & holidays

Tuesday

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