A family weekend at the Palais Galliera

All year long, Paris-Musées invites children and their parents to discover museums in a different way thanks to the "Family Weekend" programme. This event, specially designed for families, is an opportunity for young and old to get together for visits and creative workshops.

On the weekend of 20 and 21 November, the "Family Weekends" programme will focus on the Palais Galliera. The programme includes visits to exhibitions and a sewing workshop.

> Visit of the exhibitions

► Discover the exhibition "Vogue Paris 1920-2020" which celebrates the 100 years of the magazine Vogue Paris around 400 works - photographs, illustrations, magazines, documents, films - as well as about fifteen haute couture and ready-to-wear models.

► In a scenography inspired by the world of the museum's reserves, let yourself be carried away by "A history of fashion. Collecting and exhibiting at the Palais Galliera", the first tour of the collections that traces the history of fashion from the 18th century to the present day and the history of the museum's collections. 

> Around the collections trail 

► Discover the "Children-Families" display which has been specially created to help young visitors (from 7 years old) to familiarise themselves in a playful way with some of the key concepts of fashion. Integrated into the scenography of the collections tour "A history of fashion. Collecting, exhibiting at the Palais Galliera", this device is identified by "Children-Families" labels that accompany 15 emblematic pieces from the museum's collections.

► For adults, the Palais Galliera app offers four different tours: "Collections", "Architecture", "History of the museum" and "History of the exhibitions". It can be downloaded for free on Android and iOS, in French and English.

Learn about fashion as a family with the workshop "Tote bag Woven as a Family" (from 6 years old). The tote bag, the famous two-handled canvas bag worn on the shoulder, has become an essential part of our daily lives. With the help of a visual artist, children and adults discover the history of fashion from the 18th century to the present day, and then, in a workshop, learn how to weave and customise a cotton bag. For shopping, for work or even as a gift, participants leave with their own personalised tote bag. Programme on Saturday 20 November at 10.30 am and 2.30 pm, this workshop lasts 3 hours (visit + workshop) and is limited to 8 participants.

To extend your visit, take advantage of the square of the Palais Galliera (accessible by the avenue du Président Wilson) to have a picnic or a snack. There you will discover open-air sculptures that adorn the garden - such as Faun playing with a panther or Childhood of Bacchus - and the façade of the Palace. In case of bad weather, you can take shelter under the porticoes on either side of the museum, which overlook the garden.