Musée national de l’histoire de l’immigration

Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil - 75012 Paris
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The permanent collection of the National Museum of Immigration is closed until spring 2023. Temporary exhibitions are however organised in the dedicated spaces.
The Palais de la Porte Dorée is an exceptional Art Deco building, listed as a historical monument. Situated on the edge of the Bois de Vincennes, it was built for the 1931 international colonial exhibition. Since 2007, it has housed the Musée National de l’histoire de l’immigration, which takes a new look at the history of France by showing the role played by immigrants in the country's economic development, social developments and cultural life. The new permanent tour, which is larger than the previous one and more accessible, especially to young people, unfolds over 1800 m² a chronological, thematic and sensitive narrative in eleven key dates, from 1685 to the present day, with a final section devoted to contemporary issues.
Combining archive documents, photographs, paintings, sculptures, posters, life stories, contemporary artistic creations and digital mediation tools for all ages, it provides each visitor with the essential elements to learn about the history of immigration and to understand that it is an indivisible component of the history of France.

- Motor disability: parking facilities with reserved adapted parking space(s), access ramp to the square, dedicated access from the right of the building, 2 elevators to access the museum, 2 levels in the museum with lift, adapted toilet facilities, accessible dining room.
- Visually impaired: lift with adapted keypad (raised and/or Braille keys), information in large print, displayed at a reasonable height.
- Mental disability: signs that are easy to understand, legible, associated with pictograms, supervised entrance door, visible from the reception/till.

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Palais de la Porte Dorée - 293 avenue Daumesnil
75012 Paris
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