European Heritage Days 2021 at the Musée de la Gendarmerie Nationale

Published by Cécile D. · Updated on 15 September 2021 at 11h40 · Published on 15 September 2021 at 11h40
The Musée de la Gendarmerie Nationale (National Police Force Museum) takes part in European Heritage Days and will be free of charge on September 18 and 19, 2021. Enjoy the tour and discover the "Chérie, j'ai rétréci... les véhicules de la gendarmerie!" (Honey, I shrunk... the National Police Force's vehicles!) exhibition.

The Musée de la Gendarmerie Nationale opens its doors for the 38thedition of the European Heritage Days. An open-house weekend including a free tour to be enjoyed on September 18 and 19, 2021.

This little-known museum is set in Melun, Île-de-France since 1978. Its role is to share the story of the institution (missions, officers' daily life, evolution of the national police force).

Covering two stories, you can enjoy 2,000 items including 44 mannequins set in a 8-m tall glass display, for an overview of the evolution of the uniform and the officers' gear. The collection also includes many and different items, from the musket of the Maréchaussée des Monnaies in the 18th century to the MR73, GIGN's traditional weapon and the different vehicles used by the national police force.

The "chronothematic" alcoves on the first and second floor return to the turning points for the police force: the constabulary, both empires, both world wars, colonization and decolonization, reforms, May 68, and many more key events.

On European Heritage Days, enjoy the "Chérie, j'ai rétréci les véhicules de la gendarmerie" exhibition, namely a display of several old cars from the collections, never seen before by the public and displayed alongside 1:43-scale models, supported by collector's items. Rapid intervention cars, motorcycles, brigade car and the khaki range will enable visitors to discover a part of the National Police Force's mechanical heritage.

Children will not leave the Musée de la Gendarmerie Nationale without their badge, they would have made themselves for a workshop all weekend long. And you can enjoy a food truck to have a bit on Saturday.

Shall we go, then?

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 18 September 2021 to 19 September 2021



    1-3 Rue Emile Leclerc
    77000 Melun


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