34 boulevard de Vaugirard
Tel: +33 (0)1 42 79 24 24
Monday to Saturday: 10.00 - 18.00 (until 20.00 on Thursdays)
Closed: Sundays & French Public Holidays
Please check with the museum regarding accessibility
Paris Pass Benefits:
Free Entry to The Postal Museum with The Paris Pass
Normal Entry Price: Adult: €6.50
The casual visitor would be forgiven for assuming that the Postal Museum isn’t the most dazzling in all of Paris. They would however be quite mistaken; the Musée de La Poste is fantastic. It details the history of the post service and of pre-industrial methods of communication in a consistently lively and interesting way.
The Musée de La Poste is spread over two lovely medieval houses. Its reception room houses a mail-sorting machine and a 1913 vintage call box. Temporary exhibits in this room focus on particular aspects of communications, such as photocopying and satellite communications.
It has six main rooms devoted to different themes. The pre-industrial room is particularly outstanding containing exhibitions of things such as semaphore, telegraph, and Morse systems.
The telephone room contains a delightful collection of phones from different periods. There is consideration of the development of design aesthetic, of the dawn of voice technology, and of Alexander Graham Bell’s work.
The Musée de La Poste contains a charming and interesting collection. The impact of communications technology on the world has been immense and this story and collection of its markers is a joy to visit. You can learn all about the postal system at the Musée de la Poste with the Paris Pass sightseeing card!