We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Musee Dauphinois

Certificate of Excellence
Sponsored by:
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 30 Rue Maurice Gignoux, Grenoble, France
Phone Number: +33 4 57 58 89 01
10:00 - 18:00
Closed now
See all hours
Wed - Mon 10:00 - 18:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 169 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 12
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
  • 0
  • 0
More the building than the exhibits

This museum is located in an attractive old convent which offers views across the river to Grenoble and the surrounding hills. It consists of three main elements - the building... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 29 July 2016
David F
Chester, United Kingdom
Add Photo Write a Review

169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 32: English reviews
Chester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
130 reviews
112 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This museum is located in an attractive old convent which offers views across the river to Grenoble and the surrounding hills. It consists of three main elements - the building, the permanent exhibitions and the changing exhibitions. The main interest lies in the building - a wonderful baroque chapel, cloister and garden. The permanent exhibition on the people of the... More 

Thank David F
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Really great surprise! After really nice exhibitions you can go out and chill with an astonishing view on the city!

Thank Quentin V
Omaha, Nebraska
Level Contributor
59 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

I didn't have time to view the entire museum, but the visit was very nice and i learned alot. My favorite exposition was about the mountain men

Thank Erin N
Grenoble, France
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

This was the first museum I visited upon my arrival in Grenoble. I personally did not find the "Tsiganes" exhibit interesting, however, I did find both the "Gens de L'Alpe" and "Grenoble 1925" exhibits very interesting. There is one concept art piece showing one artist's rendition of what Paris could look like modernized. It is very interesting, keep your eye... More 

Thank Andrew R
East Sussex, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
60 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

The walk up to the museum, the monastery buildings, the gardens and their collective history is all worth a visit but the exhibitions themselves make up a weird collection. Of all the museums and attractions we visited in Grenoble this is the least one I would recommend.

Thank Steve G
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

A small and well organized museum. It's on-going to have an exhibition of skull-related. There are a few other themes exhibition. Could be recommended to family with children.

Thank WB L
Canberra, Australia
Level Contributor
37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

The top floor with mock ups of life in the Alps was excellent. The temporary exhibition on death was challenging and thoughtful.

Thank Carol A
Odense, Denmark
Level Contributor
28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

This is indeed a nice museum with a quite diverse exhibition. The museum is situated in an old monestary and parts of this is still visible. Apart from the well arranged exhibition there is also a very nice little garden from which you can get a good relaxing view of Grenoble.

Thank Torben W
Voreppe, France
Level Contributor
31 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015

We went there on a whim, using a "first sunday free pass" and we were nicely surprised by the quality of the collections. We discovered a nice museum (the building in itself is quite a view) with well documented collections, whether permanent or temporary. And we learned that this museum is free, every day!

Thank fmandin
Cologne, Germany
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2015

I enjoyed the museum, although I was a bit disappointed that only half of the exhibitions had English descriptions and text next to the French ones. I figure that´s a general problem in France. However, the views and gardens don´t need explanations, and the museum is definitely worth a visit. I especially liked the part on the history of skiing.

Thank Yvonne P

Travellers who viewed Musee Dauphinois also viewed


Been to Musee Dauphinois? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Musee Dauphinois and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Musee Dauphinois staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?