Its main aim is to gather as much in one site as possible that
relates to mankind in its evolution through to the varied cultural diversity we see
today. It is part of the Natural History Museum that also conducts a vast amount of
research with professionals covering research on the physical through biological
anthropology, the evolutionary through prehistory and palaeontology and the social and
cultural through ethnology.
The Anthropology galleries are split up according to a specific geographical area such as
Arica, the Middle East, Europe and the Arctic regions to name but a few, plus there are
rooms, such as those for music and technology.
Previously known as the Trocadéro Museum of Ethnography, the Museum of Mankind aims to
unite everything in one location to spread knowledge of all the historic, cultural and
anthropological diversity of the human race from 25000BC until the present day. And
it is thanks mainly to its impressive collection on pre-history that the Musée de l'Homme
manages to succeed in this mission along with the numerous scientific expeditions that are
still being conducted throughout the world, that means this collection is still being
enriched even further.
One particular exhibit that everyone remembers after they have visited the Musée de
l'Homme is the Inca mummy, which is in a fetal position, but there are numerous other just
as memorable exhibits on display.
The museum contains a rich collection of the cabinets de curiosités and the Cabinet
Royal, which are exceptional pieces that were discovered from the 16th century onwards,
plus there are absolutely thousands of sculls and skeletons on display as well.
But whilst you are visiting this amazing museum, you could always have a bite to eat and
relax in the café type restaurant that offers an incredible view of the Eiffel Tower.
The museum is open from 10am through to 5pm from Wednesday through to Monday but is closed
on a Tuesday and on national holidays.
Address & Contact Details:
Musée de l'Homme
Palais de Chaillot
17 Place du Trocadéro
Telephone: 1 44 05 72 72