Lambinet Museum

  • Entrée
  • Perspective
  • Salle à manger
  • Salon
  • Musée face
  • Salon Harpe
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Who has never dreamt of being able to step back in time ? Come and stroll through a typical 18th century house.
Built in 1751 by Joseph Porchon, a businessman, it was transferred in the Nineteenth Century to the Lambinet family, which bequeathed it to the city to install the municipal collections of works of art.

They had previously been held in the municipal library, the former Ministry of Foreign Affairs and of the Navy under Louis XV and Louis XVI, when they were called the Musée Jean Houdon. Since 1932, when the museum was extended to the building perpendicular to it, 35 rooms, including several which still have their original decorations, can be visited.

In particular, there is an especially rich group of objects relating to the French Revolution, a gift of of the learned Versailles resident, Charles Vatel; a delightful collection of Eighteenth Century decorative arts items: furniture, dinnerware, snuffboxes and miniatures, clocks, paintings, etc., as well as a great number of items related to the city's history: plans, ancient views, reminders of major local institutions, such as apothecary jars and silverware from the former Royal Hospital, or weapons from the Boutet factory, which was located in the Grand Commun...

After a phase reorganizing and deploying its collections, the Musée Lambinet reopened its doors on September 18, 2010. Three departments have been created to give this high quality collection its due:

• A fine arts department displaying Sixteenth to Twentieth Century paintings and sculptures

• A decorative arts department, recreating an Eighteenth Century apartment with its furnishings and paintings;

• A history department, where works about the history of the city of Versailles have been gathered, its role in the French Revolution in first shaping the Republic, in drafting human rights and in determining the principles underlying American Independence.
Opening day(s)

Exceptionally closed : Wednesday 25 December 2019

All year long 2020

Every day except Friday

14:00 to 18:00

  • Arts and culture :
    • Arts and culture
    • Local history
General information
  • Visites :
    • Average group visit length (minutes) 90
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) 90
  • Type of culturel patrimony :
    • Museum
  • Visit :
    • Guided tours
    • Educational visits
    • Themed tour
    • Tour free of charge
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • themes :
    • History
  • Parking :
    • Car park
    • Pay car park
  • Rooms equipped for :
    • Family Reception/drinks reception
    • Seminar/meeting
  • Rooms equipment :
    • Video projector
    • Screen
    • Chair
  • Restaurants :
    • Free choice of caterer
  • Individual tour services :
    • Guided individual tours on request
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Guided group tours on request
    • Unguided group tours on request
  • Interior facilities :
    • Lift
    • Toilets
  • Entertainment :
    • Children's entertainment
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Entertainment evenings
    • Handicrafts workshops


FaresRates periodMinMax
01/01/2016 - 31/12/2016
AdultA l'année4.00€6.00€
StudentA l'année2.50€4.00€
Job seekerA l'année2.50€4.00€
Large familyA l'année2.50€4.00€
  • Payment methods :
    • Bank/credit card
    • Cheque
    • Cash
Lambinet Museum
54, rue du Boulevard de la Reine
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Phone : +33 1 30 97 28 75
Fax : +33 1 30 97 28 72
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  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French
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