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The natural history museum of Lille has been open for more than 150 years. Located since the beginning of the 20th century at number 19, rue de Bruxelles, in the historical university district, it is today the only natural history museum of the...more
We walked across Lille to get to the natural history museum, and we really enjoyed it, definitely worth the trip! It cost us 5.20€ for a family of 4, which is very reasonable. We spent around an hour looking at all of the exhibits, which...More
Dusty, old fashioned, slightly macabre & great fun, the kind of museum you don't often see anymore. Basically hundreds of stuffed animals, and literally thousands of stuffed birds - so many in fact that the glass cases can barely hold them! There is a recreated...More
This isn't going to compete with the worlds more renowned naturaly history museums, but for a decent price it takes up an hour of your day with some really nice displays.
It doesn't really cater for anything other than french in thw written material, but...More
Date of experience: July 2018
Marie F, Responsable relations publiques at Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Lille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018
Thank you for your comment. We are working on a visit booklet in English. It will be published in the fall.
See you soon at the museum.
If you like your museums old school and instagrammable, this is the place for you! This place oozes shabby Victorian charm. It is full of glass cases of taxidermy, whale skeletons, model dinosaurs, snakes in jars, plant fossils, even some mummies tucked away on the...More
This place was quite a walk from where we were staying, but our favourite attraction we visited whilst in Lille. We loved the insectasarium in particular - all live insects, very creepy crawly!
The taxidermy was interesting, however there was a lack of English translation,...More