Museum in renovation

The National Museum of the Navy in Paris is under renovation.

A large maritime museum

for the XXI e century

The renovation project

The National Maritime Museum of Tomorrow will be the Maritime Museum of the XXIe century, animated by a great mission: to tell France and the sea!

Its main objective will be to make the sea and maritime adventure a topic of interest for all French people.

  • To expose, illustrate, explain and highlight the identity and maritime history of France; the future museum will tell stories of sea and sailors, ancient and contemporary. Each one of them will lead the visitor to ask questions about the current situation of the sea and the stakes of tomorrow.
  • To raise awareness of the issues and challenges that affect the sea in all its dimensions: historical, geographical, environmental, economic, scientific and cultural. The reinforcement of the geostrategic stakes of the maritime spaces for France and a real misunderstanding of these stakes by the decision-makers and the public opinion plead for a museum which would make it possible to give back to the national narrative all its maritime dimension.
  • Transmitting the taste of the sea; the National Marine Museum will be a lively, interactive, emotional and knowledgeable place that will invite visitors to travel.

In short, the ambition is to make this new museum the great place of the sea and sailors in Paris.

The patronage of renovation

Naval Group, the European leader in naval defense, is partnering with the National Maritime Museum for the next four years to contribute to the project of renovation and redevelopment of museum spaces.

What is this building site! The blog that takes you to the heart of the renovation

The end of the construction site of the collections is marked by the displacement, the crating and the arrival in the reserves of the largest formats.