The museum, created in 1989, is located in an old house in the Saint-Bruno district. It presents the studio fund of the painter Lucien Mainssieux and the collection of works he built up throughout his life, mainly paintings from the XNUMXth and XNUMXth centuries.

Lucien Mainssieux was born in 1885 in Voiron and began a career as a painter in Paris in 1905, after an artistic training with the painters François-Joseph Girot and Jules Flandrin. There he frequented the circles of avant-garde artists (Pablo Picasso, Max Weber, Stravinsky, etc.) where long friendships began (André Dunoyer de Segonzac, Jacqueline Marval, etc.). Lucien Mainssieux's art feeds on all nascent artistic movements, however, without ever really fully adhering to them. He will remain all his life an independent and complete artist, musician and assiduous writer.

A great traveler, he travels everywhere in France, Italy and especially in North Africa, significantly influencing his way of painting. However, he retains a very special attachment to Dauphiné and Voiron, his hometown, where he returns to stay regularly.

When he passed away in 1958, Lucien Mainssieux instituted the city of Voiron as sole legatee of his studio and collection. Thus, the museum keeps more than 1 paintings, 000 drawings, illustrated books, personal objects and all of the painter's archives and personal documents.

This permanent exhibition was not conceived as an end in itself, but as a starting point. A slow rotation of works will regularly allow you to take a fresh look at a collection and a multi-faceted artist, thanks to works in reserve or on loan from other museums.

Find the audio tracks of the audio guides for download.

Additional information : Adapted mediation on request: adapted routes and discourse allow all persons with disabilities to discover the museum's collections. On reservation, accompanied by a mediator, you can take advantage of the workshop visit with a dedicated tool.

Tips and Suggestions: 
Lulu's workshop one Wednesday per month, holiday workshops, course for school groups, nursery course...



  • Groups welcome


  • Average duration of the group visit: 30 min
  • Average duration of the individual visit: 60 min
  • Groups welcome up to 30 people.


  • Groups welcome

Visit languages

  • Français

Individual visit services

  • Unguided individual tours permanently
  • Guided individual tours on request

Group visits services

  • Unguided group visits on request
  • Guided group tours on request


Museum open Tuesday to Sunday: April to October from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m., and from November to March from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m.

Exceptional closure from January 8 to February 23, 2024 (reopening on the 24th).
Annual closure on January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.


Combined ticket for the 2 museums - MALP and Mainssieux museum
Full price: € 5
Reduced price: €2 (children aged 10 to 18, recipients of social minima, students, disabled people, job seekers).
Free for less than 10 years.

Free admission for everyone on the 1st Sunday of the month.

For rates for adult and young groups (guided tours) contact us.

Payment method

  • Bank / credit card
  • Cheque
  • Cash



  • Parking nearby
  • Show room
  • Elevator
  • Toilets


  • Educational visits
  • Shop
  • Drop off on site for groups
  • Permanent animator
  • Tourist Documentation
  • Tourist information
  • Free visits
  • Guided tours

Activities on site

  • Temporary exhibitions
  • Children's entertainment

Adapted tourism

  • Wheelchair accessible with assistance
  • hard coating
  • Accessible entrance
  • Elevator to standards
  • Furniture/Reception desk suitable for wheelchair users
  • Accessible table
  • WC + grab bar + circulation space
  • Magnetic buckle available at reception
  • Presence of pictograms and/or simplified visuals of suitable signage (texts/images)
  • Presentation of the place accessible to visually impaired people at the reception
  • Reception staff made aware of the reception of people with disabilities


  • Language spoken: English

Home of animals

  • Animals accepted: not communicated


Close to the “Place Général Leclerc” stop or the bus station for the Pays Voironnais transport lines, and the SNCF station. Access via line X01 of the Région coach network, “Médiathèque” stop in Voiron.
The museum is located in a pedestrian street behind the Saint-Bruno church.