This excellent museum of medieval art is housed in a 15th-century abbot's mansion and includes ruins of ancient Roman baths.

Facts & Stats on the National Museum of the Middle Ages

Go Historic ID
318455
Names
National Museum of the Middle Ages
Cluny Museum
H
Musée de Cluny
Musée National du Moyen Âge
Dates
late 15th C

Visitor & Contact Information

Address
6 place Paul-Painlevé
Paris, France
75005

Essays on the National Museum of the Middle Ages

Collections of the National Museum of the Middle Ages

The museum's collections are vast and a must-see for medieval art lovers. The following numbering of rooms is used in the museum's visitor guides. The list of exhibits in each room is not comprehensive but gives an indication of the most prominent and characteristic artworks. Rooms 1-6 (ground floor) and 17-23 (first floor) are housed in the 15th-century Hôtel de Cluny. The rest are in 19th- and 20th-century rooms. See the official website for a view full text »

History of the National Museum of the Middle Ages

The Musée National du Moyen Age (National Museum of the Middle Ages) is housed in the Hôtel de Cluny, one of only two remaining medieval homes in Paris (the other is the Hôtel de Sens in the Marais). The building was founded by the rich and powerful 15th-century abbot of Cluny Abbey, Jacques d'Amboise, who constructed his mansion over the ruins of a Roman bath.

In addition to abbots, the Hôtel de Cluny hosted other notable residents, including Mary Tudor, widow of Louis XII, beginning in 1515... view full text »

Resources for the National Museum of the Middle Ages

  1. Official Website of the National Museum of the Middle Ages Official website.

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About This Listing

Last Updated
February 4, 2015
First Published
October 8, 2013
Submitted by
Holly Hayes
Title
National Museum of the Middle Ages - Paris, France