Discover the permanent collection

With seven hundred artworks and objects, the permanent collection proposes a history of the Jewish communities of Europe and the Mediterranean from the Middle Ages to today.   

For your safety, there are heightened security procedures when you arrive at the museum.

Opening hours until February 23rd, 2020
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday: 11 am–6 pm*
Wednesday: 11 am–9 pm*
Saturday and Sunday: 10 am–7 pm
Last ticket sales 45 minutes before closure
Closed on Monday 

Closed Wednesday 1st January 2020

Jules Adler, La Mère, 1899,
Muzeum Narodowe w Poznaniu

Jules Adler. Painter of the people

From Thursday 17 October 2019 until Sunday 23 February 2020

Jules Adler (1865-1952) was born into an Alsatian Jewish family at Luxeuil-les-Bains in Franche-Comté. The powerful and singular oeuvre of this painter of the second naturalist generation is little known to the public today, yet one of his pictures, The Strike at Le Creusot (1899), became an iconic image of the workers’ struggle and has been frequently reproduced in history books.

Adolfo Kaminsky, autoportrait à l’âge de 19 ans, Paris, 1944

Adolfo Kaminsky. Forger and photographer

From Thursday 23 May 2019 until Sunday 19 April 2020

Adolfo Kaminsky, a member of the Resistance and a brilliant forger, spent thirty years of his life producing counterfeit identity papers to save lives. He discovered photography during the Second World War reproducing official stamps for forged identity cards.


Un dispositif ludique pour les familles. mahJ DR

Come and discover the mahJ's collections with your family

and enjoy the family kit. It's booklet, full of activities designed for playing and creating, is also in English. The family kit is available free of charge at the ticket desk.

Good to know : some of these are particularly adapted to children from three years of age.

Walking tour of the Jewish Marais

Guided tours available for groups

The guided tours "Discover the mahJ" which tells the story of Jews in France and the "Walking tour of the Jewish district of the Marais, in Paris" are planned every other Sunday from mid-May to mid-August at 3 pm.

These guided tours are available for groups in English, German, Hebrew, and Spanish.

Rosine Cahen et Les Colonnes de Guerry

Discover two hangings in the permanent collection

The Educational Service


Media Library

Bookshop and publication