Monaco Government Tourist and Convention Office
7 Upper Grosvenor Street
London W1K 2LX
Tel : +44 (0)207 491 4264
Fax : +44 (0)207 408 2487
The mission of a museum, as defined by the International Council of Museums (ICOM), is to preserve, ensure continuity and communicate to society the value of cultural and natural heritage worldwide, in the present and the future, in its tangible and intangible states.
For several months now, the team of the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (or NMNM) has been reflecting, making inventories, organising, questioning... The consultation has included discussions with historians, restorers, designers, lighting engineers and meetings with artists aiming at renewing our outlook on the concept of heritage and the way it is transmitted to the public.
This collective work has been called "Training for a Museum". It focuses on enabling the residents and the public to understand what a National Museum is and how it fits within contemporaneity. This training will continue until the opening of a building that will accommodate such an ambitious museographic project.
Villa Sauber 17, avenue Princesse Grace and Villa Paloma 54, boulevard du Jardin Exotique are open every day from 11am to 7pm
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By proposing at least two exhibitions a year, the NMNM will reveal a long-ignored heritage and develop the discovery of the contemporary scene. As of now, "Training for a Museum" has determined the programmes of the Villa Sauber and the Villa Paloma according to two themes that are intimately linked with cultural, historical and artistic heritage of the Principality: Art and Performance at the Villa Sauber, Art and Territory at the Villa Paloma.
Boasting an invaluable series of burials originating from around the Principality, this museum retraces the most significant milestones in the history of humanity. »Read more
Built on the side of the mythical Rock of Monaco, the Oceanographic Museum has been watching over the oceans for over a century. Founded by the Prince Albert I, great grandfather of H.S.H. Prince Albert II, it was designed as a Palace entirely dedicated to Art and Science. »Read more
This museum contains sometimes emotive, precious objects and documents on the history of the Principality, in particular the period of the First French Empire. »Read more
Against a 17th century baroque background, this museum houses the masterpieces of sacred art by Rubens, Zurbaran, Ribera and the masters of Italian baroque. »Read more
This museum is open free of charge on Wednesdays and Fridays from 11am to 4pm between June and September. It displays objects relating to Monaco’s heritage; ceramics, paintings, furniture and costumes, and sets out scenes of daily life in days gone by on "Le Rocher" »Read more
Located on the Terraces de Fontvieille, this remarkable exhibition brings together almost 100 classic cars of all ages, made by the large companies in Europe and America as well as six coaches belonging to HSH, Prince Rainier III of Monaco. »Read more
Of modern design, this museum contains rare philatelic specimens from the postal history of the Principality, as well as all the documents used to print the stamps since the first “Charles III” in 1885 to today. The area used for coins and bank notes shows visitors the numismatic quality of the Principality... »Read more