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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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  • Very good46%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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19 rue de Bruxelles, 59000, Lille, France
+33 3 28 55 30 80
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Reviewed yesterday

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

Thank kct33
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank lilyindia
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

1  Thank Sue T
Reviewed 13 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
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

Thank Domdomdomdom_13
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
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