The Picasso Museum is a world-renowned art museum located in the heart of Paris, France. Dedicated to the life and works of the Spanish artist Pablo Picasso, the museum is home to one of the world’s largest collections of Picasso’s art and personal effects. In this essay, we will explore the history, design, and significance of the Picasso Museum.
The Picasso Museum was founded in 1985, following a donation of over 5,000 works of art by Picasso’s family to the French government. The museum is housed in the historic Hôtel Salé, a grand 17th-century mansion in the Marais district of Paris.
The museum’s collection includes a vast range of art and personal effects, including paintings, sculptures, drawings, and photographs, as well as a range of personal items that belonged to Picasso himself. The museum’s exhibits are designed to showcase the full range of Picasso’s creative output, and to provide visitors with a unique glimpse into the life and works of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century.
The design of the Picasso Museum is a testament to the elegance and sophistication of the Hôtel Salé. The building is characterized by its grand and imposing façade, which features intricate stonework and ornate decorations.
The interior of the museum is just as grand and impressive as its exterior, with a series of grand salons and exhibition rooms that are adorned with exquisite works of art and furniture. The museum’s collection includes a wide range of art and decorative objects, all of which are carefully curated to showcase the full range of Picasso’s creative output.
The museum’s design also incorporates a range of multimedia and interactive exhibits, designed to provide visitors with a more immersive and engaging experience of Picasso’s life and works.
The Picasso Museum is more than just an art museum – it is a cultural icon that represents the creativity and spirit of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. The museum has played an important role in the cultural life of Paris and has become an enduring symbol of the city’s creative spirit and cultural heritage.
The museum’s collection is diverse and impressive, featuring works by Picasso from every stage of his career. The museum’s exhibits are designed to provide visitors with a unique glimpse into the life and works of one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and to showcase the full range of Picasso’s creative output.
Today, the Picasso Museum is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Paris, drawing visitors from all over the world who are interested in the life and works of one of the world’s most famous artists. The museum is a must-see destination for anyone interested in art, culture, or history, and is a testament to the enduring appeal of one of the world’s most famous and influential artists.
The Picasso Museum is a true masterpiece of art and design, and an important symbol of the creativity and spirit of Parisian culture. Its history, design, and significance make it a fascinating subject for study, and its enduring popularity as a tourist attraction is a testament to its enduring appeal. Whether you are interested in art, culture, or history, or simply the life and works of one of the world’s most famous and influential artists.
What means of payment are accepted at the museum?
The Musée national Picasso-Paris accepts payment by bank cheque, bank card (MasterCard, Visa, American express, JCB, Diner club international), Apple pay, Google wallet, Chèque culture and Chèque-vacances at the museum counter.
Can I offer a visit to the museum to a friend?
You can offer an entry or a visit to the person of your choice by selecting the corresponding rate on the Gift page of our online ticket office.
I am forced to cancel my visit, can I get a refund for the tickets?
Our general conditions of sale do not allow us to refund or exchange tickets.
Are the beneficiaries of free admission entitled to the reduced rate on guided tours?
Yes, minimum social welfare recipients, people with disabilities, job seekers, people under 26 who are residents or nationals of the European Union and Picasso Pass members benefit from the reduced rate on guided tours. They can book their guided tour on our online ticket office or at the museum ticket office.
Can I book an audio guide?
You can book your audioguide directly on our online ticket office by choosing the "entry ticket + audioguide".
Can I leave and return to the museum on the same day?
The entrance ticket to the Musée national Picasso-Paris is valid for one entry. All exits are final.
I can't edit my ticket, what should I do?
You can consult all of your reservations on our online ticket office with your username (email address) and your password, in the "My account" section.
I benefit from free admission, should I withdraw a “free” ticket?
No, you just have to go to the access controls by presenting a valid proof.
Is it possible to book a ticket when you benefit from free admission?
It is not possible to reserve a ticket for people benefiting from free admission. They can go through access control by presenting valid proof. Find all of our free conditions on the Rates and members page.
Is it compulsory to book your ticket in advance?
No, visitors can buy their entrance ticket (with or without audio guide) at the museum ticket office. We recommend that you book your tickets on our online ticket office. The ticket purchased online allows skip-the-line access to the museum.
Do people with disabilities get a special rate?
Access to the museum is free and priority for people with disabilities and an accompanying person.
Do seniors benefit from a reduced rate?
There is no specific rate for seniors. Find all of our free conditions on the Rates and members page.
Do young people get a special rate?
Admission to the Picasso-Paris National Museum is free for all young people under 18 and for young people under 26 who are residents or nationals of the European Union, on presentation of an identity document.
Does the museum offer activities for children?
The museum offers tours and workshops for young people and families. You can consult our offers on the Family and young audience page. An activity book to accompany children during their visit is available, on request, at the museum reception and can be downloaded from the Family and young public page. An audio guide for children is available, in French and English, at the museum ticket office. In addition, we offer young audience cartels in some of our exhibitions.
Is it allowed to draw in the rooms?
The practice of drawing is authorized in the rooms. Nevertheless, certain techniques are prohibited (ink, pastel, charcoal, watercolour, etc.).
I would like to be informed of news from the museum, how do I do this?
You can subscribe to our newsletter.
Is the museum garden open to the public?
The museum garden is accessible to museum visitors via level -1, only from March to September.
Is it possible to take photos in the museum?
With the exception of works that have a contrary mention, photographs without flash and without tripods are authorized in the museum. Share your best photos on the museum's social networks @museepicassoparis on Facebook and Instagram and @museepicasso on Twitter, or by using the hashtag #museepicassoparis
Is the museum closed on public holidays?
The museum is closed every Monday and some public holidays (December 25, January 1 and May 1). On December 24 and 31, the museum closes at 5 p.m. (instead of 6 p.m.).
Does the museum have a souvenir shop or a bookstore?
A shop is located in the main hall of the museum. The shop is open at the same times as the museum
Does the museum have a cafe or food court?
The reopening of a cafe is planned soon.
How long does it take to visit the Musée national Picasso-Paris?
The duration of the visit to the museum depends on the pace of each visitor. On average, count 1h30 to 2h of visit to discover all the collections and exhibitions.
What are the opening hours of the museum?
The museum is open: Tuesday to Friday from 10:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays (except Mondays) from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. During school holidays (zone C), the museum is open Tuesday to Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Last entry at 5:15 p.m. The closing of the rooms begins at 5:40 p.m.
Does the museum have a cloakroom?
The museum cloakroom is free, it is located on level -1 of the reception hall. Backpacks and umbrellas must be left in the cloakroom before your visit.
I wish to privatize the museum
You can consult on the Privatizations page our information brochure, as well as our prices. For any privatization request, please send your detailed request to [email protected] For more information, do not hesitate to contact our teams on 01 85 56 00 36.
I want to book for a group
You can consult our offers for groups on the Group page and make your reservation on our online ticketing office, by email at [email protected] or by telephone on 01 42 71 14 11 from Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Are strollers allowed in the museum?
Small strollers are allowed in the museum: the access ramps and lifts allow you to move around in all the exhibition spaces. Adapted strollers are available, on request, at the museum reception.
Can I visit the museum with my pet?
With the exception of assistance animals (guide dogs for the blind, etc.), animals are not permitted in the rooms of the museum.
What are the measures put in place for the accessibility of people who have difficulty moving around?
All areas of the museum are accessible to people with reduced mobility (elevators and access ramps). For your comfort, wheelchairs and cane seats are available, on request, at the museum reception.
Are suitcases allowed in the museum?
Due to the Vigipirate plan, luggage (suitcases of any size and large capacity bags) is not authorized and will be refused at the museum cloakroom.
I have a question about the museum, its archives or its collections, who should I contact?
You can contact the museum teams by email at [email protected] specifying the purpose of your research and the institutional, personal or professional framework of your research.
I would like more information on the museum's works and collection, who should I contact?
You can consult a selection of the Musée Picasso Paris collection on the online collection page, as well as more than 50 detailed work notices, written by the teams of the Musée national Picasso-Paris. For all other questions, please contact us by email at [email protected], specifying the purpose of your research and the details of your questions.
I want to work for the Musée national Picasso-Paris, how do I apply?
We invite you to send your application to [email protected]
Can I offer a Picasso Pass to a friend?
You can offer a Picasso Pass to the person of your choice by selecting the corresponding amount on the Gift page of our online ticket office.
What are the benefits of the Picasso Pass?
Find all the advantages of the Picasso Pass on the Rates and members page.
I would like to join the Musée national Picasso-Paris, how should I do this?
You can join the museum membership program by purchasing a Picasso Pass on our online ticket shop or directly at the museum ticket desk. Find all the advantages of the Picasso Pass on the page Membership.