Musée de l'Armée - Paris, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Metro2
N 48° 51.382 E 002° 18.733
31U E 449549 N 5411717
Quick Description: This Museum is part of Les Invalides which includes Napoleon's tomb.
Location: Île-de-France, France
Date Posted: 11/5/2011 6:34:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMD1CP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This Museum has exhibits focusing on the French military: uniforms, weapons, sculptures, even Napoleon's stuffed horse! There are also many cannon and other static weapons on the grounds.
Wikipedia (visit link) informs us further:
"The museum was established, under the name Musée de l'artillerie (Museum of Artillery - "artillerie" then meant all things related to weapons), in 1871, immediately after the defeat during the Franco-Prussian War and the proclamation of the Third Republic, in the Hôtel des Invalides.

In March 1878, the museum hosted an "ethnographic exhibition", as it was called, which represented the main "types" of Oceania, America, Asia and Africa. Dummies representing people from the colonies, along with weapons and equipment, were the main attraction. The exhibit, organized by colonel Le Clerc, attempted to demonstrate theories of unilineal evolution, putting the European man at the apex of human history [1]. Parts of this collection began to be transferred to the Ethnographic Museum of the Trocadéro in 1910 and in 1917; the last colonial rooms were closed just after the 1931 Paris Colonial Exhibition [1]. All remnants were transferred after the Second World War [1].

A Musée historique de l'Armée (Historical Museum of the Army) was also created in 1896. It merged in 1905 with the Musée de l'Artillerie creating the current Museum. Today, it holds 500,000 artifacts, including weapons, armour, artillery, uniforms, emblems and paintings, exhibited in an area of 12,000 m². The permanent collections are organized into "historical collections", representing a chronological tour from ancient times through the end of World War II."
Opening hours: Daily 10-6

Open all year: Yes

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