Museums Night 2017 at the Musée d’Archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain-en-Laye

On Museums Night 2017, the Musée d’Archéologie nationale de Saint-Germain-en-Laye opens its doors for free from 6 p.m. to 12 a.m. and offers guided tours.

On Museums Night 2017, shall we escape from Paris and discover a royal palace, the Château de Saint-Germain-en-Laye? Since 1862, this wonderful building has been housing the Musée d’Archéologie nationale (the museum of national archeology) which features masterpieces from the Celtic age and the Gallo-Roman age.

Here is the detailed program for Museums Night:

  • Free admission to every collection

  • Free visit of the exhibition "Austrasie. Le Royaume mérovingien oublié" (Austrasia. The forgotten Merovingian Kingdom).

  • Visit of the new tour "J’étais là en 1867!" (I was there in 1867!) to celebrate the museum’s 150th anniversary, inaugurated by Napoleon III.

  • "Oeuvres à la loupe!" (Works under the microscope): from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., guided tour of the museum’s collection through a selection of emblematic archeological objects. 20 students trained by curators, easily recognizable with their blue t-shirts, will welcome the public in the museum’s rooms.

A partnership with Fondation Dauphine...
Every year, as part of the Fondation Dauphine’s curricular innovation program and today’s great challenges teaching provided by Professor Pierre Maclouf, about a hundred second-year students from the Université Paris-Dauphine can take part in a cultural mediation within a museum from Île-de-France. What a unique experience for economics or management students! Since 2010, the Fondation Dauphine develops a program between unique and promising partnerships and great cultural institutions. It has already signed partnerships with the Réunion des musées nationaux et du Grand Palais as well as the Musée d’Archéologie nationale.

For the fourth year in a row, on Museums Night, students are trained by curators from the museum to present a selection of flagship items. With their blue t-shirts, they will wait for the public in the museum’s rooms.

Practical information:

Museums Night 2017
At the Musée d’Archéologie nationale du Domaine de Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Saturday May 20, 2017
Schedule: 6 p.m. – midnight
Free admission

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Maïlys C.
Last updated on 16 May 2017

Practical information

Opening Time
From 20 May 2017 to 21 May 2017



    Place Charles de Gaulle
    78100 Saint Germain en Laye


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