Place de la république 59000 Lille

The Museum opens in

Opening times

Monday 2 pm to 6 pm

Wednesday to Sunday 10 am to 6 pm

Closed Tuesdays, 1 January, 1 May, 14 July, 1 November, 25 December.

Cash desks close: 30 minutes before the museum closes.

Collections close: 15 minutes before the museum closes.

Due to work, please note the following exceptional closures:

From January 15 to March 8, 2024: closure of the Landscape / Academicism and Symbolism rooms

From February 19 to April 19, 2024: closure of the David and Neoclassicism / Delacroix and Romanticism rooms

From March 12 to April 5, 2024: closure of the Impressionist gallery

Getting to the museum

The museum is located in the heart of Lille, on Place de la République.

Satellite view/Plan view (Google Maps)

How to get there :

  • Metro: line 1, station: République Beaux-Arts
  • Bus lines 12 and 18, Citadine de Lille, Liane 1 and 90.
  • Taxis: Lille railway station, Place Richebé
  • Lille Stations 10-15 minutes' walk - Come by TER! For more info, click here.
  • Airport (Lesquin) 20 mn
  • Parking: Place de la République 
  • Access for disabled visitors at the side of the building, on Boulevard de la Liberté.


Collections: full price: €7 - concession: €4

The ticket is valid all day.

Concession conditions :

  • 12 - 29 years
  • Holders of a large family card 
  • Friends of Museums other than Lille
  • Tourism professionals and Works Councils (prior booking essential)
  • Holders of a "Laissez vous conter Lille" ticket issued by Lille office of tourism

For all :  From 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday.

Conditions of free entry :

  • Under 12 years of age
  • Holders of the C'Art card
  • Amis des Musées de Lille (Friends of Lille Museums), holders of the Pass PBA (excluding temporary exhibitions)
  • Job seekers, recipients of RSA (revenu de solidarité active), recipients of Crédits Loisirs and holders of the Ville de Lille senior citizens pass are all entitled to free entry
  • Holders of an invalidity card and their guides entitled to free entry; guides for the visually impaired; war-wounded
  • Teachers and students of history of art, fine art and architecture, Members of the Centre d'Arts plastiques et visuels de Lille, holders of an "Ateliers PBA" card
  • Certified members of the French Ministry of Culture and DRAC.
  • Holders of the "conférencier national" card, and the "villes et pays d'art et d'histoire" card. Holders of the national or regional "guide-interprète" card. Members of ICOM, curators.

For all :

  • 1st Sunday of every month
  • Journées du patrimoine (Heritage days)
  • Nuit des musées (Museum night)
  • For women on Women's Day


A museum accessible for all.

Access to the building :

Parking spaces for holders of Disabled war veteran passes or other Disabled passes, on Boulevard de la Liberté.

Ground floor access via an external lift, on Boulevard de la Liberté.

All floors are accessible by lift.

Access to the collections :

Touch model of the museum

Touch painting The Census at Bethlehem by Pieter Brueghel the Younger.

Touchscreen tablets in the Gigapixel corner

Wheelchairs are available at museum reception (please bring ID) 


With free access : gigapixel space, 3D model of the relief map of Lille and other digital mediation devices.

Due to a recent cyber attack the online audio app is presently unavailable.


Every year, the Palais des Beaux-Arts de Lille presents one or several temporary exhibitions. 

Find out more about the upcoming exhibitions at the museum.

Eat, drink and shop

The Beau Café welcomes you during museum opening hours to offer you a pleasant break in the  museum atrium (free access). Hot and cold drinks, pastries and snacks.

At the museum shop, you will find everything you need to satisfy your thirst for art : postcards, posters, stationery, textile products, accessories, games, manual activities and children's albums.


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