The museum was opened in 1928 in the Kotschoubey-Thomson villa, an example of 19th century neo-classical architecture. Its collections cover six centuries of history.
The Museum was installed in 1928 in the princely villa Kotschoubey, after the purchase by the City of Nice from the American Thomson. The painting and sculpture collections cover five centuries of history: 15th and 16th century Italian primitive sacred art, 17th and 18th century French and Italian Flemish painting, 19th and 20th century French sculpture and painting: Vanloo, Fragonard, Dufy, Chéret, the Barbizon School, Bronzino, Gustave-Adolphe Mossa, Rodin, Carpeaux.
- Available for private hire
Reception of animals
- Pets welcome
Full price: 10 € (15 € : 3-day ticket giving access to all municipal museums and galleries.)
Group adults: 8 € (For a group of more than 10 people).
Free entry for children 10 people.
Museum Pass offered to all residents of Nice and the municipalities of the Nice Côte d'Azur metropolitan area, giving free access to all museums and municipal galleries (you must have an identity document and proof of residence less than 3 months old).
Accepted payment methods
- Credit card payment
- Bank checks
- Holiday vouchers
From 01/01 to 01/05
Opening hours on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on January 1st.
From 02/05 to 31/10
Opening hours daily between 11 am and 6 pm.
From 01/11 to 31/12
Opening hours daily between 10 am and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on December 25th.