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Musee d'Histoire Naturelle

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Address: Palais Longchamp, Marseille, France
Phone Number: +33 4 91 14 59 50
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Not a lot to see for the entrance fee

While the Palais Longchamp itself is an attractive piece of architecture and the walls within the museum are beautifully decorated, the exhibits themselves are not particularly... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the Palais Longchamp itself is an attractive piece of architecture and the walls within the museum are beautifully decorated, the exhibits themselves are not particularly impressive considering the price of entrance. The price may have been more worth it had we been able to buy a double ticket for the arts museum in the other wing as well, however... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We ended up buying a ticket for double entry to both museums inside Palais Longchamps. This one wasn't particularly impressive unless you like looking at stuffed animals. It's the kind of place our kids might have enjoyed when younger though. Most of the information was in French only.

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Thank Natalie1404
Marseille, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

I didn't plan to come here. I had wanted to see the museum of fine art on the left wing but they closed till mid June. Since I was there, I might as well visit the one on the right wing. Though to be honest, taxidermy is not my thing as I find animal cruelty mainly serve to satisfy the... More 

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Nantes, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

I only got in here once, as I think the entrance fees are rather high. Their collection is a regular one, nothing big, nothing fancy, but I think children should like it very much

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

The main museum houses stuffed animals from around the world and is similar to many other natural history museums that I've visited. The top floor currently houses a temporary exhibition called "Bêtes de Guerre". This is a fascinating account of how animals were used during the second world war. All the information is in French so to get the most... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2016

Palais Longchamp is worth a visit itself for the wonderful monument with the huge fountain, and located in each wing is a museum, this being one of them. It's really quite a small museum, and there's no English translations, but it's got a reasonably interesting collection of animals, if you're gonna go to Palais Longchamp then you may as well... More 

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

Unfortunately it was hard for us to truly enjoy because the boards were not written in English. It was a small museum and it was cheap to get in to see. The people working there were very friendly and showed us what to do in the boxes where you could feel different skins. There was also a nice bathroom available... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

not very impressive when compared with other similar museums. a bit old fashioned and outdated, they should include more interesting and modern things. got in for free on the first sunday of the month.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015 via mobile

Proper old school museum with a series of bad taxidermy faces. You can have fun with these :) the highlight of this place though was the art exhibition, which may be temporary. Just amazing. The building, was also impressive. It was a way to pass some time. Not my kind of thing anyway to be fair, so the art installations... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2014

It would appear that the museum does not want visitors as it is not signposted.from the entrance it looks impressive,but once inside you realise how misleading this is.the same exhibits you will see in all other museum's of this type.so if you have previously been to an old fashioned out of date museum you will know what to expect.

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