Mundolingua, the quirky museum of language, languages, and linguistics reopens

Published by Laurent P. · Updated on 5 November 2020 at 10h36 · Published on 2 July 2020 at 15h40
Languages, language, and linguistics fans can go and discover or rediscover Mundolingua, this quirky museum of language, languages, and linguistics as it reopened on May 18, 2020. The occasion to learn more about languages from all around the world.

Wanting to know everything about languages from all around the world? Let’s head to Mundolingua, the quirky museum of languages, language, and linguistics set in Paris 6th arrondissement and that reopened on May 18, 2020. A very curious museum inviting you to discover the different means to communicate and how languages are created.

How are sounds made? Where does the Tower of Babel come from? Why is the Basque country language this difficult to learn? As many questions the museums answers to make sure you know everything languages and linguistics have to offer. The idea? “demystifying linguistics to raise awareness about the “linguadiversity” thanks to games and interactive spaces”.

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All in all, 170sqm of exhibition await you! A museum inviting visitors to discover first how human bodies create sounds, and how language is used among other communication means, then you will continue with the “story and geography of languages”. And among the treasures of the museum, a replica of the Rosetta stone (the authentic one being exhibited at the London British Museum), as well as a reproduction of one of the Dead Sea Scrolls or even one of the very first dictionaries ever published in the world. Cryptography fans are not left out since a genuine Enigma machine is also displayed.

As for health precautions, everything has been made to make sure you stay safe: social distancing, mandatory facemasks, mandatory hand washing… As many rules to respect to enjoy a safe visit. Please also note the museum asks you to bring your very own earphones/headsets to enjoy the interactive sound spaces. The occasion to learn more about languages and other communication means. Let’s go, friends, shall we?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 18 May 2020

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    Location

    10 Rue Servandoni
    75006 Paris 6

    Access
    Métro ligne 4 station "Saint-Sulpice", ligne 4 et 10 station "Odéon"

    Prices
    Tarif enfants (de 4 à 12 ans): €4
    Tarif réduit: €5
    Plein tarif: €7

    Official website
    www.mundolingua.org

    More informations
    Ouvert tous les jours de 10h à 19h

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