The Christian Dior Museum is an emblematic place in the town of Granville, in Normandy. Created in 1997 in the childhood home of the famous fashion designer Christian Dior, the museum has become one of the most popular tourist sites in the region. Through a unique collection of clothes, accessories and art objects, the museum invites you to dive into the world of fashion and discover the fascinating history of the House of Dior.
The history of the museum
The Christian Dior Museum was launched by the Christian Dior Foundation. It was created in 1987 by the designer’s family to preserve the legacy of Christian Dior. Dior’s childhood home in Granville was purchased by the family in 1930 and was the source of inspiration for many Dior collections.
In 1997, the house was transformed into a museum, which now houses a collection of over 200 dresses, accessories, drawings and photographs of haute couture. The collection covers all the periods of the House of Dior, from the creation of the brand in 1947 to the present day.
The museum offers a series of temporary exhibitions that explore different aspects of fashion and the Dior world. These exhibitions are often organised in collaboration with other renowned museums and institutions, giving them an international scope.
The permanent collection features a selection of iconic Dior pieces, including evening gowns, suits, accessories and jewellery. The rooms are organised by theme, allowing visitors to discover the different eras and influences that have marked the history of the brand.
The museum also offers a range of activities for visitors, including guided tours, creative workshops and special events. Guided tours are offered in several languages and allow visitors to discover the collection and the history of the House of Dior in depth.
The creative workshops are a unique opportunity to discover the techniques of haute couture and to create your own piece of clothing or accessory under the guidance of a fashion professional. Special events include lectures, concerts and film screenings.
Opening hours of the Dior Museum in Granville
The Christian Dior Museum is open from 29 April to 5 November 2023 :
From 29 April to 30 September: daily from 10am to 6.30pm. Last admission at 5.45pm.
From 1 October to 5 November: Tuesday to Sunday outside school holidays and every day during school holidays, from 10am to 12.30pm and from 2pm to 6pm. Last entries at 11.45 am and 5.15 pm.
Full price: €10
Reduced rate: €7 (young people aged 12 to 18, students, jobseekers, disabled visitors, Pass Normandie, Friends of the Louvre, Zoé’s guide)
Free for children under 12