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Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Lille

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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
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19 rue de Bruxelles, 59000, Lille, France
+33 3 28 55 30 80
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ThatGuyJay
Reviewed 2 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank deniscroissant
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

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
Thank GLWayne
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.

Reviewed 3 July 2018

Good place to visit. Took just over an hour with lots of stuffed birds and interesting curious creatures inside.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank maccieEngland
Marie F, Responsable relations publiques at Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Lille, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2018

Thank you for your comment. See you soon at the museum.

Reviewed 2 July 2018

Quite a small museum and mostly consisting of stuffed animals and a large collection of stuffed birds, so not suited for everyone, but quite interesting for an hour or so. Quite cheap to visit.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Bill1609
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Sarah C
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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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.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Brain-Davies
Reviewed 20 September 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank kct33
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Cassie_Canterbury
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