The Musée de l’Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris is a museum dedicated to the history of Parisian hospitals. It’s located in the Hôtel de Miramion on the left bank of the River Seine, at 47 quai de la Tournelle. The museum contains about 10,000 exhibits dated from the Middle Ages to the present times.
The collected works include French and Flemish paintings, furniture from the 17th and 18th centuries, a major collection of pharmaceutical faiences, textiles, and medical instruments.
About 8% of items gathered by the museum are presented in permanent exhibits, with temporary exhibits containing a rotation of other objects from the collections and from other museums.
The museum was first built as a private mansion around year 1630. About fifty years later it became a home to a religious school for girls, which operated until the end of the 18th century. Then the place served as the central pharmacy for Parisian hospitals. The museum itself was established in 1934 by the Assistance Publique – Hôpitaux de Paris.