Famous Museums in Toulouse

The museums in Toulouse give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Toulouse with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Toulouse. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Toulouse.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Toulouse.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Toulouse:

  1. Fondation Bemberg

    Tags: Museum, Architecture

    One of the most elite houses in Toulouse built for the super rich aristocrats, the Hotel d'Assezat was built around the mid 16th century. The house accommodates the Fondation Georges Bemberg that has a fine collection of rare paintings, sculptures and furniture that dates back to the 1500’s. For architecture lovers, a walk around the courtyard is just as rewarding and is one of the &lsquo...Read more
  2. Musee Des Augustins

    Tags: Museum

    Consecrated in 1514, this church was converted into a museum when a bunch of art lovers got together and decided that the best of French and particularly Toulousan painting had to be saved from the pillaging by revolutionary mobs. The museum opened it’s doors in 1785, making it one of the oldest museum in the country! Many renovations were made to optimise the building’s presentatio...Read more
  3. Museum De Toulouse

    Tags: Natural History Museum

    2.5 million items worth of natural history; if that isn’t enough of any appetite, then nothing will ever be. The permanent collections: Earth, The Tree of Life, The Staircase, The Human Needs and Tomorrow display the origin of the universe, the birth of the solar system, the emergence and evolution of life in accompaniment to the changes of the Earth, the nature of man’s interaction...Read more
  4. Georges Labit Museum

    Tags: Library, Museum

    This Moorish villa contains the collections of Georges Labit, an amateur antiques enthusiasts who went around the world looking for remnants of lost civilisations. Most of the collections here are arts and artefacts from Japan, China, Southeast Asia, India, Tibet, Nepal and Egypt. The library here is rich in books geographically and thematically organised around Egyptian art – the books t...Read more
  5. Musee Saint - Raymond

    Tags: Museum, Sculpture

    A straight forward museum in a brick red building: this a museum of some rather impressive antiquities. The building was originally a 16th century dormitory for students studying law, theology and medicine. The collections range from items from an early Christian necropolis, the sculptures of Chiragan Villa, the busts of various Greek and Roman gods, the busts of various Roman emperors, mosaics...Read more
  6. Les Abattoirs

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Sculpture

    Originally a slaughter house built in the 19th century, today the les Abattoirs is a modern and contemporary art museum. The museum was established in 2000 and is loved for its trending exhibition that exudes the art pulse of the city. The architecture of the place is quiet stunning. The adjoining garden has a collection of 16 sculptress that add to the museum’s beautiful collection. The ...Read more
  7. Musee Du Vieux-Toulouse

    Tags: Museum

    The Musee du Vieux-Toulouse offers a peek into the regional history of Toulosue and has a fine collection of paintings, textiles, sculptures, ceramics and other artefacts that keep the city’s past alive even today. The collection of period costumes is the highlight of the place and along with the temporary exhibitions held here, makes the visit pretty interesting. The building itself date...Read more
  8. Musee Departemental De La Resistance Et De La Deportation

    Tags: Museum

    The Second World War changed the world, and there are many popular perspectives of it. This museum specialises on seeing the war through France’s eyes. First it details the events leading up to the oppression: the rise of fascism, the Spanish Civil War, the fall of France. Then it covers the Vichy regime, the rounding up and deportation of Jews, the first resistance, Laval’s public ...Read more
  9. Musee Paul Dupuy

    Tags: Museum

    The Paul Dupuy Museum was originally a private museum bought by Paul Dupuy. Today, the museum belongs to the city of Toulouse and offers a collection of paintings, prints, posters and all kinds of art that keeps Paul Dupuy’s legacy alive. The exhibit of ‘watchmaking’ in the museum, is one of the most rare and exquisite collection in the world and includes the gift of Edward Ge...Read more