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Marseille Museum of Natural History (Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle)
Marseille Museum of Natural History (Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle)

Marseille Museum of Natural History (Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle)

Founded in 1819 by Jean-Baptiste Marquis de Montgrand, the Marseille Museum of Natural History (Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle) holds over 160,000 fossils and zoological specimens as well as 210,000 botanical and mineral specimens. The museum is located in the Palais Longchamp in Marseilles, alongside the Fine Arts Museum.

There are four exhibition areas on the site: la salle Safari (World Fauna), la salle de Provence (Regional Fauna and Flora), la salle d'ostéologie (Comparative Anatomy) and la salle de préhistoire, sur l'évolution (Prehistory and Evolution). There are also occasional conferences and temporary exhibitions.

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Palais Longchamp, Rue Espérandieu, Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, 13004

Practical Info

The museum is located Palais Longchamp on Rue Espérandieu in Marseilles. It can be reached by tram line 2 and by metro 1 (Station Longchamp). It is not advised to get there by car as there is little parking in the area. The museum is open Tuesday-Sunday from 10am to 6pm. Admission to the permanent exhibition and temporary exhibition is €8 / €5 (full fare / reduced fare) and €5 €3 for the permanent exhibition. Admission is free to all on the first Sunday of the month.

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