Created in 1927 by Consuelo Fould, daughter of the banker Achille Fould, who was finance minister under Napoleon III, the museum occupies the house Fould Roybet Workshop founder. This is the old pavilion that Sweden and Norway erected in Paris for the Universal Exhibition of 1878. The collections were formed initially by Consuelo's own works and George Achille Fould, together with some paintings of their master Ferdinand Roybet. Subsequently, the museum has grown considerably through donations, bequests and acquisitions of judicieuces. Thus the sculptures of Jean-Baptiste Carpeaux given by the descendants of the artist, reflect the talent of this great sculptor who died in 1875 in Courbevoie. A set of paintings of the late 19th century and a fund of toys and dolls complement the collections. One can also find works or objects depicting urban life and industrial history of the past Courbevoie, including Return from the ashes of Napoleon I in 1840.