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Lambinet Museum


The Lambinet Museum is an 18th-century private mansion built for a building contractor under Louis XV. In 1929, the city of Versailles accepted a bequest from Mme Nathalie Lambinet to set up a museum, which opened to the public in 1932.

Benefiting from a transfer of the Fine Arts collections from the municipal library and then gradually enriched by purchases, donations and bequests, the Lambinet Museum is a true "collectors' museum".
The museum offers a wide variety of works in different techniques from the Renaissance to the middle of the 20th century: paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings, but also furniture and objets d'art. The art of living in Versailles in the 18th century, the history of the city of Versailles and particularly the French Revolution are the main themes of this museum, which has been awarded the "Musée de France" designation since 2004.

The new museum
After three years of work, the museum will reopen its doors to the public on Saturday 3 December 2022.

We have carried out a museographic reorganisation of the museum, following the restoration of the windows of the façade on the rue Baillet-Reviron side. This reorganisation of the permanent collections will give the Lambinet Museum a new coherence to affirm its identity as a "house of collectors".

The new museum is organised as follows:

Ground floor: We will present the history of the museum and the collections through major donors.
1st floor: You will find art history rooms (sculpture, painting, furniture and objets d'art) and a reconstruction of an 18th century flat.
2nd floor: We will restore the Lambinet Museum to its position as a museum of the history of the city of Versailles from the 17th to the 20th century.

General information

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Every day throughout the year.
Closed Monday and Tuesday.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
Wednesday - Friday: 12pm - 7pm
Saturday - Sunday: 10am - 7pm
Closed on public holidays.


Full price: 7 €
Reduced price: 5 € (Over 65s, groups of more than 10 people, large family card, members of the Society of Friends of Versailles, holders of the "One year in Versailles" card)
Set price group adults: from 116 €.

Free entry for children < 26 years, accompanying guides, the drivers, teachers, people with reduced mobility, disabled people.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

Free admission: European Union citizens under 26, friends of the Musée Lambinet, friends of the Versailles Library, lecturers, teachers, journalists, jobseekers, disability card holders and their companions, ICOM card users, culture card users and their companions, Maison des Artistes card users, Lambinet Museum ambassador card users and their companions.
Free for everyone: every first Sunday of the month and during certain special events (including the Night of the Museums, the European Heritage Days).

Guided tours: € 9,5 / person.


Unguided individual tours available permanently Guided individual tours on request
Unguided group tours on request Guided group tours on request


  • Lift
  • Auditorium
  • Toilets
  • Exhibition space
  • Defibrillator
  • Pay car park
  • Educational visits
  • Themed tour
  • Shop
  • Wi-fi
  • Tourist brochures
  • Tourist information
  • Tour free of charge
  • Guided tours
  • Children's entertainment
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Entertainment evenings
  • Handicrafts workshops

Meeting facilities

Concert/events Convention Family Reception/drinks reception Exhibition/trade fair Seminar/meeting
L'auditorium est équipé pour accueillir 60 personnes assises en conférence et dispose d'un foyer attenant d'une capacité de trentaine de personnes. Maximum capacity : 1 person
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Contact details

Lambinet Museum
54, rue du Boulevard de la Reine
78000 Versailles