Museums Night 2022 at the Musée de la Poste

Published by Cécile D., Laurent P. · Photos by Elodie D. · Published on 29 April 2022 at 11h01
For the 18th edition of Museums Night, on Saturday May 14, 2022, the Musée de la Poste invites us to discover its collections. Several entertainments will be provided for free all evening long.

A great occasion to discover the universe of stamp! As part of the 18th edition of Museums Night, on Saturday May 14, 2022, the Musée de la Poste proposes late-night tours of its permanent collections. Come and discover the story and diversity of this uncommon museum.

The Musée de la Poste opens for the first time on June 4, 1946, in the heart of Hôtel de Choiseul-Praslin, in Paris 6th arrondissement. A museum that first proposed a whole collection of stamps. It moved to the Necker area, in the 15th arrondissement, into a bigger place built between 1969 and 1972. The inauguration is held a year later, in 1973, with Post Minister Hubert Germain. The museum reopens in 2019, after several years of renovations.

Today, one can discover the history of the post office, and major stamp collections. Surprising collections likely to blow you away: one million of philatelic pieces, over 200,000 pictures, 37,000 works and items illustrating the history and trade of the post office, from the Middle Ages to nowadays, 30,000 printed works, and 800 magazine covers, without forgetting a collection of mail art and contemporary art.

Museums Night 2022 program at the Musée de la Poste:

  • Writing workshop [family]
    Saturday May 14, at 6 p.m.
    For Museums Night, the Musée de la Poste provides you with a writing workshop about letters with Ghislaine Tabareau-Desseux, specialist in writing workshops. Participants explore their creativity to writer easier and freer. This workshop targets novices as much as people who already practiced free writing.

  • Non-stop mail art workshop
    Saturday May 14, at 7 p.m.
    Mail Art is an arti movement mixing writing and plastic creation and which works travel by mail. For this workshop, parents and children (from 7 years old) can create their very own art items using classic codes of letters. A playful artistic practice and an interactive approach encouraging creativity, exchange and sharing.

Let yourselves be tempted by the discovery of this small original museum opening for free. Have a good Museums Night, friends!

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
On 14 May 2022
From 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.



    34 boulevard de Vaugirard
    75015 Paris 15

    Métro lignes 4, 6, 12 et 13 station "Gare Montparnasse"


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