Located in the police headquarters of 5th arrondissement, the Préfecture de Police museum, created in 1909 by Préfet Louis Lépine, tells the story of Parisian police from 17th Century to today, using 2000 objects, sometimes unique pieces. Despite the 1871 fire during the Parisian Commune that destroyed the Préfecture, numerous objects were gathered for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, and then completed by lots of donations and accessions. This large place is divided in chronological and thematic spaces, all the events that Parisian police encountered are explained thanks to posters, manuscripts, prints, castings… and incriminating evidence.
- Open Hours: Monday to Friday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Saturday to Sunday from 10:30 AM to 05:30 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Other
- Credit Cards Accepted: mastercard, visa
- Nearest Train: Maubert-Mutualité