National Museum of the Middle Ages (Cluny)

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What you'll do

The National Museum of the Middle Ages is housed across two exceptional Parisian monuments: the Gallo-roman thermes, dating from the 2nd century, and the 15th century Cluny Abbey hotel.

Enjoy entry to the National Museum of the Middle Ages (Cluny) with The Paris Pass®

  • You can visit this attraction with the digital Paris Museum Pass. Please download it before you visit!
  • Learn about life in the Middle Ages and view one of the most important collections of Medieval artefacts in Europe
  • View a host of tapestries, crosiers, sculptures and artifacts dating back to the 13th century
  • Your pass includes many more attractions in Paris, so don't forget to check them out


Experience the Unseen at Cluny Museum

Wrap yourself in the rich tapestry of the Middle Ages at the Cluny Museum. As you explore, be prepared to unearth secrets hidden in its unique collection of art and relics.

Step into History with the Cluny Museum

Feel the warmth of the medieval period as each exhibit unravels a timeless story. Discover the beauty of forgotten times at Cluny, and see history through a new lens.

About National Museum of the Middle Ages

Founded in 1843 and known to the French as the Musée National du Moyen Age, this museum tells a story of the French Middle Ages, offering a unique view of the art and history of those strange times.

This historic museum is home to some extraordinary objects and collections. The medieval goldsmithing and enamelling on display are some of the finest in existence and include the treasures of the greatest kings of old Europe.

The Musée National du Moyen Age also houses the most extensive collection of stained glass of any museum in France with 230 panels and fragments of stained glass spanning a period from the 12th to the 16th century.


Q. Can I take photographs inside the National Museum of the Middle Ages (Cluny)?
A. Yes, you are welcome to take non-flash photographs for personal use inside the museum.

Q. Are there guided tours available at the National Museum of the Middle Ages (Cluny)?
A. Absolutely! The museum offers informative guided tours to add to your visit and provide insights into the exhibits and their historical significance.

Q. What are the highlights of the National Museum of the Middle Ages (Cluny)?
A. Some of the museum's highlights include the famed "The Lady and the Unicorn" tapestry series, the Gallo-Roman baths, and a vast collection of medieval sculptures and artifacts.

Q. Is there a gift shop where I can purchase souvenirs at the National Museum of the Middle Ages (Cluny)?
A. Yes, the museum has a well-stocked gift shop where you can find a variety of unique medieval-inspired souvenirs, books, replicas, and other treasures to commemorate your visit.

Q. Can I bring my children to the National Museum of the Middle Ages (Cluny)?
A. Absolutely! The museum welcomes visitors of all ages and offers engaging activities, educational materials, and interactive exhibits specially designed to capture the interest of young learners.

Q. Are there any accessible facilities for visitors with disabilities at the National Museum of the Middle Ages (Cluny)?
A. Yes, the museum provides a comfortable experience for all visitors, including those with disabilities, with accessible facilities, ramps, elevators, and dedicated staff members to assist if needed.

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 National Museum of the Middle Ages website.

Where you'll be

Operating hours

Tuesday - Sunday: 9.30AM - 6.15PM (last admission: 5.30PM)

The opening and closure times may change. For updated timings, please check the official attraction page.

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