Bandeau préparez votre visite

Prepare your visit

The museum and the domain

The museum is open from 10am to 5pm, every day except Tuesday.

Closed on January 1, May 1 and December 25.

Admission: €6 (Free under certain conditions - For more informations, call +33 (0)1 30 10 13 22)

Free admission on1st Sunday of the month

Tickets must be purchased at the ticket office on the day of purchase. It is valid for the whole day.

Access is free, without reservation (except for guided tours and workshops).


The Paleolithic, Roman Gaul, Early Medieval and Comparative Archaeology collections are currently closed, due to major redevelopment work on the museography.

You can currently visit the collections from the Neolithic to Celtic Gaul.

A museum in a castle

The Castle of Saint-Germain-en-Laye, a royal residence for several centuries and the birthplace of several sovereigns, was restored by Eugène Millet in 1862. Since then, on the initiative of Napoleon III, it has housed the museum of national Antiquities, which became the national archaeology museum in 2005.

The national archaeology museum conserves, studies and exhibits objects dating from the Palaeolithic to the Early Middle Ages, and includes a collection dedicated to comparative archaeology.


Just 20 minutes from Paris, the Domaine national de Saint-Germain-en-Laye offers 40 hectares of unspoilt countryside bordering a gigantic 3500-hectare forest.

Adjacent to the former royal forest, the Domaine National de Saint-Germain-en-Laye offers a journey through the history of gardens.

This exceptional heritage site is ecologically managed.

The domain welcomes you :

  • October : 8:00 am - 6 pm
  • November - february : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • March : 8:00 am - 6:30 pm
  • April : 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
  • May - august : 8:00 am - 8:30 pm
  • September : 8:00 am - 7:30 pm
Tout public
A remarkable castle and garden
May to September - 1h30 - A partir de 13 ans