Free for children under 26
Montparnasse district (Paris 15th)
Post Office Museum
Musée de la Poste ©Thierry Debonnaire
  • WE love an original and cheerful little museum
  • Where in the Montparnasse district (Paris 15th)
  • Age : all ages, from 3
  • Free of charge for under-26s
  • Opening Every day (except Tuesday)
  • Closing Tuesday, December 25, January 1 and May 1
  • schedule 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last entry at 5:15 p.m.)
  • Plus points : guided tour of the permanent exhibition every second Saturday with admission ticket

A unique, fun museum that takes us to the ends of the earth

Not far from the Tour Montparnasse, Post Office Museum traces the history of the post office from the Middle Ages to the present day.

Step into the shoes of a letter carrier, sort mail or engrave stamps: the Musée de la Poste offers some great original activities (workshops, themed tours, readings) for young and old alike.

  • Your ticket gives you access to :
    • the permanent collections, the temporary exhibition
    • A multimedia guide for fun exploration
    • and a game booklet (ages 7-12) pick up at reception

Exciting collections on the postal adventure

  • But who created the Post Office? Do letter carriers still ride bicycles? And how are stamps made?
  • This museum is a place of presentation and conservation where everything is done to discover the postal heritage of in a fun and friendly way 
  • More than a million philatelic items are kept here, including stamps of the Southern Territories and antarctiques françaises
  • Visitors will discover 37,000 works illustrating the history of La Poste from the Middle Ages to the present day, historical documents, old letter boxes factor uniforms and even mail sorting machines
  • We also look at the technological revolutions that have transformed the art of communication.
  • The great adventure of aeropostale is not forgotten! This museum takes us a journey to the end of the world
  • Contemporary art is also represented with some fascinating works mail art
  • Throughout the year, the museum presents its collections and organizes temporary exhibitions for the whole family. Educational workshops and tours adapted to young audiences
  • The Musée de la Poste was inaugurated in 1946, initially in the Hôtel Praslin in the 6th arrondissement of Paris, before moving to the boulevard de Vaugirard in the 15th arrondissement in 1973.
  • It was awarded the Label Architecture Contemporaine after renovation of the building and its museography, and for its original 70s architecture

Family activities all year round

Storytelling tours

  • Ages 3 and up - Storytelling tours with a professional storyteller adapted to the needs of young visitors and their parents - duration 1h15 Reservations recommended

Thematic workshops

  • Ages 6 and up - Inventive and creative art workshops, linked to the museum's current cultural events. duration 1h30Mandatory reservation
  • For teens:
    • Ulrich's challenge, a Museum investigation - A certain Ulrich is planning to steal one of the museum's masterpieces. Armed with your smartphone, lead the investigation...
    • Writing workshop - Using texts, stamps and inspiring images, participants create a short story around the theme proposed.

Guided tours for children

  • for 3-6 year olds – “Mission Postillon" - guided tour - "Where's the postilion?". Puss in Boots is devastated! With the help of the children, Puss in Boots investigates the museum to find the postillion and fulfill his mission to the king.
  • For the 7-10 years – “The Mystery of the Yellow Box, a visit-investigation for birthdays  Panic at the Musée de la Poste! The key to the yellow letterbox has been stolen... A treasure hunt for children and FPI agents to find Dark Factor in the collections and save the Musée de la Poste!

And other workshops ...

  • Workshop Philo Graines de philosophes A fun introduction to philosophy with a mediator. They discover the museum's collections linked to the themes of adventure, travel and transport.
  • Mail Art Workshop - Mail Art is an artistic movement that links writing to visual creation, and whose works travel by post. Parents and children create their own works. A playful and interactive approach to correspondence
  • Engraving workshop - The stamp is the starting point for engraving. Participants use linocuts to print their work on a press. + visit to the collections


  • "Nouvelles du paradis - La carte postale de vacances" September 6, 2023 - March 18, 2024
  • "Un pli du bord du monde" - June 3, 2023 to April 8, 2024
  • "Play, Post!" - From December 1, 2022 to May 14, 2023
  • "Transmission(s)" - February 16, 2022 to September 18, 2022
Musée de la Poste - Nouvelles du paradis exhibition - the vacation postcard

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