Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Lille, Lille

3.9
#4 of 16 in Museums in Lille
Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
A survivor of both World Wars, Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Lille today boasts an extensive collection of animal, paleontological, and other scientific displays. Explore the museum's zoology section with more than 100,000 individual specimens of preserved animals from around the world, including 20 examples of now-extinct species, such as Thylacine, Great Auk, and Passenger Pigeon. Sizable whale skeletons hang above you in the museum's historic halls, and you'll find realistic full-size models of dinosaurs scattered throughout. Other themed sections detail the development of science and technology, geological specimens, and ancient ethnographic artifacts. Put Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Lille on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our Lille day trip planning website.
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  • This is not a major museum people! Flicking through the other reviews, it is what it is, a provincial museum based on in essence a private collection?! The places basically exhibits taxidermy...  more »
  • I thought 5€ was cheap to get in, but this is rubbish. Animals are models, no skeletons or anything worth seeing. Save your 5€ and visit something else  more »
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  • Small museum but plenty of things to see. Stuffed local and exotic animals, as well as living animals in terrariums. Minerals, dinosaurs, a few fossils, skeletons. Unfortunately there is no souvenir shop nor is there an option to buy food or drinks. Toilets available, nice and clean. Very recommended for children. Overall very nice experience.
  • Lovely little museum perfect size for kids. Free first Sunday of the month.
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