The Historic New Orleans Collection, THNOC


Royal Street campus, including The Shop at The Collection:
Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sundays, 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Closed Mondays and Major Holidays

Admission is free.  Guided tours of the Royal Street Campus are available at $5 per person.
See for tour times.

For information about THNOC’s Williams Research Center and additional galleries, click here.

The Historic New Orleans Collection

533 Royal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

(504) 523-4662


Located in the heart of the French Quarter, The Historic New Orleans Collection is a museum, research center, and publisher dedicated to preserving the history and culture of New Orleans and the surrounding region. 

Founded in 1966, THNOC currently houses more than one million items, including extensive photography collections, jazz holdings, colonial-era records, decorative arts, oral histories, film, and more.  These materials form the basis of many of THNOC’s exhibitions, programs, and educational outreach and are available to the public for research. These holdings also support THNOC’s award-winning book publishing program. 

THNOC has two campuses in the French Quarter, with a third in development. Exhibition galleries, guided tours, and the museum shop are located at 533 Royal Street. The Williams Research Center is located at 410 Chartres Street. THNOC plans to open its third campus, the Seignouret-Brulator Building at 520 Royal Street, in 2018, during the city’s 300th anniversary.

THNOC is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The Royal Street campus is open on Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is free for self-guided exhibitions and the research center. Guided tours are available $5 per person. More information about THNOC is available online at