European Heritage Days 2018 at the Musée de l’Homme

On Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16, 2018, the Musée de l’Homme, Paris takes part in European Heritage Days and opens its doors for free to the general public to tell us more about our ancestors and our world, through tours, entertainments and especially meetings with researches about Neandertal!

For European Heritage Days 2018 the Musée de l’Homme, Paris offers us a free weekend - Saturday September 15 and Sunday September 16 – around Neandertal. Documentary, workshop and conference are planned for free all weekend long for curious people’s greatest joy.

On the menu of European Heritage Days 2018 at the Musée de l’Homme:

  • Objects collecting, Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    The Musée de l’Homme organizes a big collecting of quirky objects. Come along with an object and it may find a spot in the last room of the temporary exhibition. If you’re object is selected, you can win tickets and a catalog of the Neandertal exhibition!

  • Documentary “Who killed Neandertal?” Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
    In this documentary inspire by Eric Pincas’ book, Thomas Cirotteau tries to unravel the mystery around the disappearance of Neandertal about 35,000 years ago. The screening will be followed by a meeting with moviemaker Thomas Cirotteau, scientific advisor Jacques Malaterre as well as “Qui a tué Néandertal? Enquête sur la disparition la plus fascinante de l’humanité” [Who killed Neandertal? Investigation on humanity’s most fascinating disappearance] author Eric Pincas.

  • Cro-Magnon, 150th anniversary of the discovery
    Saturday and Sunday at 11:30 a.m., 2:15 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. (upon registration by calling +33 (0)1 44 05 73 81
    In 1868, Cro-Magnon was discovered near the village of Eyzies-de-Tayac (Perigord). With the help of archives, old documents and contemporary photographs by Claire Arthémyz, we relive this historic discovery.

  • My animated science workshop, Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.
    Around abstracts from movie “AO: The Last Hunter” by Jacques Malaterre (2010, 84 minutes), children from 7 years old playfully explore the history and the human evolution.

  • Library discovery, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    The library of research opens its doors to the general public and reveal a part of its collection devoted to biological anthropology and ethnobiology.

In addition to these entertainments, European Heritage Days are the occasion to visit this museum dedicated to Men with a capital M. Who are we? Where do we come from and where are we going? As many questions to which the 2500-sqm Galerie de l’Homme answers.

Please note the Musée de l’Homme is very popular among the public and a long wait is expected during the weekend.

European Heritage Days 2018 Program in Paris and the Ile-de-France Region:


Elodie D.
Last updated on 17 August 2018

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Opening Time
From 15 September 2018 to 16 September 2018



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