Musée de l'Assistance Publique Hôpitaux de Paris in Paris

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The Musée de l'Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris is a museum dedicated to the history of Parisian hospitals. It is located in the Hôtel de Miramion on the left bank of the Seine in the 5th arrondissement, at 47, quai de la Tournelle, Paris, France, and open daily except Mondays, holidays, and August; an admission fee is charged. The nearest métro station is Maubert-Mutualité.

The museum is housed within the Hôtel de Miramion, attributed to architect François Mansart, which was first built as a private mansion for Christopher Martin circa 1630, then home to a religious school for girls 1675-1794, and from 1812-1974 the central pharmacy for hospitals in Paris. The museum itself was established in 1934 by the Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris.

Today the museum contains a collection of nearly 10,000 objects related to the history of Parisian hospitals from the Middle Ages to the present day, including French and Flemish paintings, furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries, a major collection of pharmaceutical faiences, textiles, and medical instruments. About 8% of these items are presented in permanent exhibits, with temporary exhibits containing a rotation of other items from the collections and from other museums. In 2002 a garden of 65 medicinal plants was created within the museum's courtyard.

See also

  • List of museums in Paris
  • Musée d'Art Dentaire Pierre Fauchard