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Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Lille

19 rue de Bruxelles, 59000, Lille, France
+33 3 28 55 30 80
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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 whole Nord - Pas de Calais region.
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  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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19 rue de Bruxelles, 59000, Lille, France
+33 3 28 55 30 80
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Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Great if you're a fan of Victorian exploration and taxidermy animals. Loved looking at the live insects too.

Thank SGJ11
Reviewed 4 June 2017

On the first Sunday of each month, you can get into this museum free. It is pretty reasonable anyway. Overall, it isn't too big, but there are a lot of interesting displays and a huge number of taxidermy animals, lots of birds, insects (some alive,...More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

There must be other museums around the world which are like this, but I am struggling to think of one that I have been to. In the main, this is a dream if you are a fan of taxidermy animals. The collection is huge, varied...More

Thank Joanna F
Reviewed 6 April 2017

The museum is nothing fancy, but it has a nice collection of taxidermied animals alongside other exhibits on natural history. It's mostly labeled in French, but it still provides an interesting place to explore in Lille. We went on a Sunday when it was free...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 17 February 2017

This is a nice museum if a little dated worth a look not much else can say about it if you don't use these place they will go the same way as the dodo and that will be a shame

Thank Andrew S
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We had a very good time in this museum, found a little by chance on a rainy sunday. The building is quite pretty, well preserved on the whole (although some areas should be refurbished soon). The displays were interesting, the staff spoke fluent English and...More

Thank Gabrielle V
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Well displayed and interesting museum. It's very small, I only spent about one hour there. All of the displays had french signs, but the staff is nice and speaks fluent english. I was at themuseum alone, but I think it would be a gteat activity...More

Thank Sockerskalle
Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

The museum was very interesting and had quite a broad collection. It was good to take a break from the cold weather and it was really affordable as it offered student prices.

Thank Olivia T
Reviewed 2 January 2017

More taxidermy based, the museum is by no means large but houses a decent collection. We visited on a weekend where all the government/town owned attractions were free. I think the normal price was around 5-7 Euros - worth it on a rainy day if...More

Thank Woble
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Visited whilst in Lille at the weekend, wasn't really expecting to see hundreds (potentially into the thousands) of stuffed animals in display cabinets! A very small museum, a few skeletons, other exhibits but 90% stuffed animals... all a bit strange! Wouldn't go back, you couldn't...More

Thank Stephanie C
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