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Musée de l'Homme Museum In Paris France

The Musée de l'Homme is also known as the Museum of Mankind and is one of the world's most important museums devoted to anthropology, ethnology, and prehistory.

The museum was founded by Paul Rivet in 1937, who was also its first director and housed collections from the Trocadéro Museum of Ethnography, which was founded in 1878.

The Musée de l'Homme is located across the River Seine from the Eiffel Tower in the Trocadéro area within the 16th Arrondissement of Paris and occupies most part of the Passy wing of the Palais de Chaillot.

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Musee de l'Homme Museum In Paris France

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

Musee de l'Homme Museum In Paris

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