The Museum of Prehistory, more precisely the Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology in Monaco, invites you to travel back in time on the traces of prehistory.

Meet the major stages of the regional evolution of humanity! Discover this exceptional skeleton: the 5-meter long Mammoth.
The Museum of Monaco offers many exhibitions. For your children, animations are organized throughout the year!

A visit to the prehistory museum

Visit the Museum of Prehistory founded by Prince Albert I in 1902. This Museum of Monaco preserves the vestiges of primitive humanity found in the Principality and the surrounding regions.
The collections on display reproduce the main stages of human evolution during the ice age and interglacial periods.

The view from the Museum of Prehistory in Monaco

Museum of Anthropology Monaco credit MAP MC


The mammoth skeleton

"A Mammoth in Monaco" the Museum's must-see!
This exceptional piece is kept at the Museum of Prehistory of Monaco since 2016. A reconstruction of an adult proboscidean 5m long, 3.30m high and 2.20m wide.

Musée due la préhistoire Monaco - Mammoth Skeleton

5m long skeleton Woolly mammoth

As a research institute, the Museum of Prehistory carries out field excavations, conducts laboratory studies and publishes an annual scientific bulletin.

Permanent and temporary exhibitions

Permanent exhibitions

Discover each year different exhibitions at the Museum of Prehistory of Monaco ! !

This year the Museum is unveiling its brand new exhibition: Monarchéo, Monegasque Archaeology Revealed! An original exhibition that incorporates all the latest scientific and museographic technologies.

The Skeleton Room Anthropology Museum

The mammoth skeleton in Monaco

Temporary exhibitions

The Museum of Monaco offers different exhibitions from different eras to suit all tastes.

Latest exhibitions:

"We move to the Museum. Paleolithic groups, 25,000 years ago, between the sea and the mountains",
"Monoikos, the ancient history of the Principality",
"The Secret of the Stones",
"Mysterious Okuniev civilisation",
"Received ideas in prehistory",
"On the trail of the first artists, Draw me a buffalo",
"The conquest of fire".

Animations for children

All year long, the museum organizes workshops and animations for your children from 6 years old.
Learn while having fun with the various activities organized for your children.
Reservation is required.
Schoolchildren and groups: guided tours and workshops/activities on reservation.


Museum of Prehistoric Anthropology

Exhibition at the Museum of Prehistory

Prices - Opening hours - Access 


Admission: 1 euro
Children under 5 years old: FREE
Monaco residents: FREE
Upon presentation of your ID card

Opening hours

Opening hours every day 9H-18H.
Open all year round except from November 19th and December 25th.


By bus :
Take line n° 2 towards Jardin Exotique and get off at the end of the line.

By car:
Follow the direction of the Jardin Exotique and park in the underground car park of the Jardin Exotique or the Parking de l'Engelin.

Handicap Accessibility

  • Disability contact

    Contact the disability advisor:

  • Parking

    Yes, there is an adapted parking space close to the site entrance.

  • Outdoor access

    Yes, there is a level path or other services available.

  • Building access

    Entrance is via Boulevard du Jardin Exotique.

  • Reception desk

    The reception desk is equipped with wheelchair- and other special-needs spaces

  • Interior accessibility

    Work to make the interior accessible is planned for the future.

  • Seating areas

    Work is planned for the future to create seating areas.

  • Equipment supplied

    Multilingual guidebooks are available.

  • Appropriate signage

    Suitable signage is not available.

  • Adapted sanitary facilities

    Adapted sanitary facilities are available.

  • Preferential rates

    A special pricing policy is in place, with 1 euro or free admission for children under 5, ICOM, AMP, SPELEO CLUB cardholders and Monegasques.

  • Important information

    Future work is planned to improve the museum's accessibility and facilities.