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Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Lille

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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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  • Average19%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“stuffed animals” (11 reviews)
“live insects” (5 reviews)
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19 rue de Bruxelles, 59000, Lille, France
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"live insects"
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"natural history"
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"rainy day"
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"geology section"
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"glass cases"
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"interesting museum"
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"nice collection"
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"spiders"
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"taxidermy"
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"skeleton"
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

This was ok, not the best museum in the world, but it was only 5 euros, so cant complain, it got us out of the rain for an hour. A few too many stuffed birds for my liking

Thank Sarah C
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Reviewed 21 November 2017

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

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Reviewed 17 November 2017

Don't expect huge skeletons of dinosaurs. Do expect to see a huge variety of stuffed birds plus other animals. Very twee and interesting but no English.

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

A fascinating museum full of interest and the local guides/curators were really helpful......definitely worth a visit

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

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

Thank Cassie_Canterbury
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

This place is very cute for a rainy day! It is really small (don't expect the natural museum in London!) but it had really great stuff in including whale skeletons and even live creatures like axolotls, spiders and several insect species! Very inventive exhibits -...More

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Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

I was looking forward to visiting here from reading my guidebook but this was disappointing. I walked from the grand place which took about 20-30 minutes because it is quite out of town. It cost about €3 to get in and basically it looks like...More

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Reviewed 12 August 2017

This museum offers a variety of stuffed animals and informations to them, even though many of them are only held in french. Perfect to visit on a rainy day. I enjoyed the visit.

Thank Christoph H
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

Set in a Victorian style building, the museum has a well presented range of natural features, from living rare insects to a wide range of taxidermy covering birds to large mammals from different areas of the globe. Some of the highlights include huge skeletons of...More

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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
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