Asian arts in a beautiful mansion
The permanent collection is FREE for everyone.


The Cernuschi Museum is located in a magnificent mansion on the edge of the Parc Monceau in the 8th arrondissement of Paris. It presents the Asian art collection built up by Henri Cernuschi at the end of the 19th century. It is a small museum, child-sized with extraordinary pieces that make you dream about a distant world. After the visit, the children will be delighted to enjoy of the Monceau park located just next door.

WE LOVE :  the private mansion on the Parc Monceau and its magnificent collection of Asian art
AGE:  from 8 years old
FREE:  the permanent collection is free for all, all year round

cernuschi museum, near the parc Monceau

The Cernuschi Museum: an ideal visit for the whole family

  • We like this small museum for the beauty of the objects exposed and also becausehe visits each other pretty quickly. It is a museum where one is not "stunned" by the sum of the exhibits!
  • It's a ideal visit with children because the objects on display speak to their imagination : fantastic animals, felines with diabolic looks, funerary statuettes...
  • The Cernuschi Museum reopened on March 4, 2020 after 9 months of work. The new museum is magnificent. It is bright and airy. The collections are very well presented and the scenography does not overwhelm the visitors with an accumulation of art objects.
  • Most of the pieces on display come from the collection that Henri Cernuschi brought back from his trip to the Far East (Japan, China, Vietnam and Korea) between 1871 and 1873.
  • The objects are magnificent, extremely well presented and the explanations are clear and precise
  • Throughout the showcases, one discovers bronzes, ceramics, lacquered wood, paintings, prints and photographs


1st floor of the cernusci museum

The Cernuschi Museum and the young public

    • The museum organizes year-round activities for children and teenagers
    • These activities are centered either around the temporary exhibitions or around the permanent collection and the customs of the Far East
    • For example, workshops are regularly organized around the tea ceremony, around the making of fans, or around the theme of dragons...
    • The activities are on reservation only
    • And of course, if the weather is good, we can take advantage of the very nice Parc Monceau located on the edge of the museum

Asian dragon at the Cernuchi Museum

dragon at the entrance of the Cernuschi museum

Cernuschi museum : asian arts in Paris

asian figurines

Asian sculpture at the Cernuschi Museum in Paris

Practical information

See schedule details
  • - Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10 am to 6 pm
  • - Closed on January 1st, May 1st, July 14th and December 25th

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