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Museums Night 2017, unusual museums to visit

Published on 15 May 2017 By Maïlys C.
Nuit des Musées 2017, les musées insolites à visiter

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On 20 May 2017

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On Museums Night 2017 what about an unusual museum? Marie Curie’s laboratory, painter Léonard Foujita’s workshop, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (Museum of Hunting and Nature)... They are all waiting to surprise you!

Not less than 3,000 French Museums took part in European Museums Night 2016 and over 2 million visitors answered the call. This year, thousands of activities are organized within the participating museums (concerts, guided tours, screenings, performances...).

For museum regulars and lovers of bizarre things, Museums Night also offer the occasion to visit unusual places. To help you making the right call, here is a selection among the most original museums in Île-de-France!

TOP 10 unusual museums to discover on Museums Night 2017:

  • Museums Night at the Musée Curie
    On Saturday May 20, 2017 starting from 3 p.m., the Musée Curie, located in the capital’s 5th arrondissement, celebrates Museums Night in a very theatrical way: a female storyteller will come and tell Marie Curie’s life.

  • Museums Night at the Maison-atelier de Léonard Foujita
    The Maison-atelier Foujita, located in Villiers-le Bâcle in Essonne, takes part in Museums Night on Saturday May 20, 2017. It will offer guided tours provided with sign language.

  • Museums Night at the Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature
    The Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature will get going on Museums Nights from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday May 20. So come and discover the museum for fee as well as videos made by young artists focused on the question: "Who are the animals?".

  • Museums Night at the Musée de la Santé des Armées
    Make the best of Museums Night 2017 to discover Val-de-Grâce and its Musée de la Santé des Armées. Located within Val-de-Grâce wonderful cloister, the museums will relate the story of the Service de Santé (Health service) and particularly showcases an apothecary’s shop from the 18th century.

  • Museums Night at the Musée du Barreau
    The Musée du Barreau (Bar Museum) in Paris takes part in Museums Night. Here is the occasion to discover an unexpected heritage of Paris dedicated to the history of justice and leading figures of Bar of Paris!

  • Museums Night at the Musée Rambolitrain
    On Museums Night 2017 held on Saturday May 20, the Musée Rambolitrain opens its doors until late in the day for an exceptional evening focused on discovering railroad universe

  • Museums Night at the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace
    On Saturday May 20, 2017, we should go to the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace for an exceptional evening! For this event, the museum makes us discover our planet as seen from the sky.

  • Museums Night at the Maison de Balzac
    On Museums Night 2017, the Maison de Balzac museum opens its doors starting from 6:30 p.m. It will host readings and guided tours

  • Museums Night at the Musée de la Contrefaçon
    The Musée de la Contrefaçon (Museum of the counterfeiting) takes part in Museums Night held on Saturday May 20, 2017. It is the golden opportunity to discover this undisclosed museum located in the 16th arrondissement through interactive guided tours.

  • Museums Night at the Musée de la Franc-Maçonnerie
    The Musée de la Franc-Maçonnerie (Museum of the Freemasonry) takes part in Museums Night held on Saturday May 20, 2017, offering the opportunity to discover how freemasonry influences the way society evolves.


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