The Air and Space Museum in Paris Le Bourget

Air and space museum Founded in 1919 to become an "aviation port" and inaugurated in 1973, the Air and Space Paris Le Bourget Museum is one of the first aviation museums in the world with more than 350 "authentic" dream machines on display. Witness to Man’s dream to conquer the skies, it is also the guardian of memory of the historical site it shelters: Paris-Le Bourget airport. 8 km to the north of Paris, over 18,000 m² of indoor exhibition space, it exhibits an exceptional collection covering all themes on air and space. Take advantage of the free access to the permanent exhibition (under 26 years old) or climb on bord the Concorde, a Boeing 747, the Super Frelon helicopter or an American war plane.

Visit the Air and Space Museum in Le Bourget

The Air & Space museum exhibition halls

The Museum features several halls retracing the epic tale of aerospace development.

The Grand Gallery, former terminal

La Grande Galerie, former air terminal
The beginnings of aviation, the first flying machines, the first balloons...
On December 14, 2019, the Musée de l'Air's Grande Galerie reopens after 5 years of renovation.

The 8 columns room

The Salle des 8 colonnes and its renovated clock.

Concorde Hall

Step inside two legendary supersonic aircraft: the Concorde F-WTSS prototype and Air France's F-BTSD Sierra Delta.
Arrival of the Jaguar A91 in January 2021. On display in Hall Concorde.

Exhibitions on the tarmac

Admire the Boeing 747, Ariane 1 and Ariane 5.
The A380, which arrived in mid-February 2017, is visible on the Tarmac but not yet accessible to the public. You can still walk around its imposing silhouette to admire it up close, between 10am and 5pm.

The conquest of space

Discover this hall dedicated to space exploration! Veronique 6 sounding rocket, Arabsat 1A telecommunications satellite, Soviet Lunakhod 1 lunar vehicle, Diamant A rocket, etc.

Visit of the Control Tower!

The Control Tower of the Labro terminal, restored to its 1953 state, welcomes visitors on their visit to Le Bourget Air Museum. This control tower dates back to 1937 and has a glass dome of 6m in diameter.

The Air Museum store

The Musée de l'Air has a store open to both ticketed and non-ticketed visitors. Here you'll find books and magazines on aeronautics, scale models, games and many other gifts for a fan of aviation and space exploration.

Air and Space Museum Paris le Bourget

Le Cocon, a space for babies and parents

Le Cocon is a space for babies and parents. It is an ideal resting area for the little ones, suitable for babies between 0 and 3-4 years old. It is an ideal place to take a break between two visits to the Air Museum's rooms. There is also a breastfeeding area, a changing room, adapted games, etc. Head to the Cocoon on the 1st floor of the Salle de la Grande Guerre (14-18). Opening hours are from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Media and games library at the Musée de l'air

Opened on February 1, 2023, the media and games library offers audiovisual resources, publications from the aeronautical and space press, resources and databases for discovering the museum's heritage, information on aeronautical and space professions, etc.

Access for ticketed visitors. The reading room is reserved for researchers.

10 reasons to go to the Air and Space Museum

The Air and Space Museum is free for the permanent collections and offers visitors a magnificent collection of aircrafts. However, there are many other reasons for visiting this museum. 10 reasons to go to the Air and Space Museum

Activities for children: Planète Pilote, workshops

Planète pilote for childrenSit in the cockpit of an airplane, make a feul stop, view airport activity from the control tower, cycle in a space station, discover the planets in our solar system… These are just a few of the activities proposed to children. Dedicated area for children - Planète Pilote

Restoration workshops

Restoration workshopsCome and discover the restoration equipment and techniques of these mythical aircrafts that have made aviation's history.

Calendar of restoration workshops

Tour of le Bourget airport

Discover behind the scenes of le Bourget airport dedicated to business travel and all our visits about aviation.

Visit le Bourget airport

Events all year round

In addition to the permanent collections, the air museum, there are also events all year: The Aéropuces aeronautical flea market, Yuri’s day, conferencers, exhibitions, activity simulator world, aviation comics festival…

Practical information for the Air and Space Museum

Opening hours of the Air and Space Museum

Situated in the town of le Bourget, the museum is open all week except on Mondays, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (until 6 p.m. from 05/01 to 10/31).

It is also open on public holidays (except on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th).

Fees of special collections and activities at the Air Museum. 

Museum, special events, animation and visits of the two Concords, the Boeing 747 and the Dakota... You can choose between the several universes of the museum thanks to the numerous Passes part of the charged activities (planète pilote, simulation, planet visits, and planetarium).

You can book your ticket online before your entrance.

How to get there - Musee Air et Espace Paris Le Bourget

  • Bus : 610, 350, 152 or 148 - stop : Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace
  • RATP bus 350 from Porte de la Chapelle (Paris) or from Roissypole (CDG airport)
  • RER line B - stop : Le Bourget then take bus n°152 to the Air Museum
  • Metro line 7 - stop : La Courneuve then take bus n°152
  • Car: A1 freeway, exit 5 - Le Bourget airport. Drive along the road to the museum (beware of paying parking, few places)

Follow your itinerary from the RATP or Transilien website (routes, schedules) : bus, metro, etc


Aéroport du Bourget 93350 Le Bourget / Tél. : + 33 (0)1 49 92 70 62

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Tour guides for groups

Guided tours of the Air and Space Museum are also available to groups. It is entirely possible to couple a guided visit of the museum with another visit at another site to follow a thematic tour. Consult our offer on guided visits for groups for more information. 

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