The Musée des Confluences opened its doors on 20 December 2014. Novel in the world of European museums, it creates a dialogue between sciences in order to understand the history of humanity.

“Beyond the defining nature of its geographical location, the musée des Confluences – which wears its name with great appropriateness – is a philosophy of encounter, a taste for exchange, a source of intelligence for gazes that cross.”
Hélène Lafont-Couturier, director of the musée des Confluences.

The musée des Confluences tackles big universal questions: the origin and destiny of humanity, the diversity of cultures and civilisations, but also the place of the human at the heart of the living world. So there is a permanent trail of four exhibitions whose novel strategy is to offer the visitor an interdisciplinary approach. By decompartmentalising the sciences new keys emerge to understand and unravel the complexity of our world. These new perspectives awaken our curiosity and, through emotion and wonder, invite us to know.


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