Online Collections and Conservation Department

The museum's collections

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Spread over five sites, the museum's collections are characterized by their diversity, models ranging from a few centimeters wide 1, navigational instruments, naval sculptures, figurehead, paintings, arsenals machinery and shipbuilding, valuable works ...

A diversity partly accessible on the internet with the online collection.

Online Collections

- To give access to the jewels of the collections exhibited both in Paris and in the museums of Brest, Port Louis, Rochefort and Toulon.

- To account for the diversity of maritime heritage and culture by drawing on the scientific work carried out during the last temporary exhibitions.

- To discover fragile pieces whose long-term exposure is problematic (textiles, drawings, prints or photographs).

A selection that is destined to be enriched over the months to offer a wide panorama of preserved collections.


For any requests for reproductions for professional use please contact the photographic agency.

photographic service

Such. 01 53 65 81 35

Fax. 01 53 65 69 42




Useful information

As a network the museum is present in Paris and on the coast in Brest, Port-Louis, Rochefort and Toulon.
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collections online

New virtual exhibition to discover: The lighthouse "star" of Augustin Fresnel.

The museum's collections

The Department of Conservation has to manage mission, study and enrichment of the Navy National Museum collections.

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new acquisitions

New acquisitions to reflect all of the maritime world and witness its evolution.
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Featured works

Discover a selection of major essential works of the museum.

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The National Museum of the Navy and the Jules Verne Trophy

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Library of Paris

Library of Paris is currently closed to the public
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Rochefort Library

Library of the old school open naval medicine to the public by reservation.

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