There is a very rich and varied collection on display, that has
been in existence since 1886, held by the scholars of the Society of Old Montmartre and
you will get to see the history of the area with explanations of key events such as the
Revolution of 1789, the Russian invasion of 1814, the Commune in 1870 and the construction
of the Sacred Heart in 1875.
But also on display in the Musée du Vieux Montmartre are other important activities that
relate to the Montmartre area in Paris like the
manufacture of Porcelain de Clignancourt.
You will also be able to get to see the original sign that Andre Gill produced for the cabaret Lapin Agile, which is still in existence
today, along with sketches of posters by Theophile Steinlen, which were mainly advertising
another cabaret called the Chat Noir that was open at the time.
This is a quiet museum within the beautifully restored 17th century mansion that not only
houses historical artefacts and works of art, but it is home to a Cultural Centre, which
offers its members conferences, shows, concerts, etc all relating to Montmartre and has an
ever changing program. You can become a member, which means you also get to visit
the museum, its talks, etc all free of charge and this is a cost of around 40 per
The Musée du Vieux Montmartre is open from 11am through to 6pm on a Tuesday to Sunday,
but is closed on a Monday and on national holidays.
Unfortunately, unlike some museums in France, you are
not allowed to takes photographs inside.
It is approximately a 7 entrance fee, but children under the age of 10 can get in
free, obviously only if they are accompanied by an adult.
Address & Contact Details:
Musee du Vieux Montmartre
12 Rue Cortot
Telephone: 1 49 25 89 37
Fax: 1 46 06 30 75