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Musee d'histoire naturelle de La Rochelle

28 rue Albert 1er, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 18 25
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a museum of curiosities and other items of great interest

A cornucopia of preserved animal, birds. insects.fish - basically anything that once moved. Of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
David C
Rye, United Kingdom
Natural History Museum. ......

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to the Natural History Museum. ... a lot of exhibits... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
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28 rue Albert 1er, 17000, La Rochelle, France
+33 5 46 41 18 25
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A cornucopia of preserved animal, birds. insects.fish - basically anything that once moved. Of historical interest as many of the exhibits are plainly quite old which adds to the value for me. Arranged over 3 floors + a cellar of what was once a magnificent...More

Thank David C
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My husband and I really enjoyed our visit to the Natural History Museum. ... a lot of exhibits .... and even at our age we learned something! ! well worth a visit - and good value for money at €6 to enter

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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

A lot larger inside than you think and absolutely stuffed with stuffed creatures and interesting historical artifacts. Both adults and children really enjoyed it here!

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Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

A fascinating museum of outstanding exhibits. Well presented and labels in French. Excellent value for money if your French is good, or you already have a good knowledge of all things natural! Interesting exhibits including a giant sunfish, in French a poisson lune!

Thank Akumuk
Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

I visited the la Rochelle natural history museum late in the day, thinking I would zip round in an hour, how wrong I was! I only wish I had gone earlier! Luckily the lovely lady on the front desk have me a free pass the...More

Thank samray7
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We went for the special exhibition on monstrous forms from nature, which was small but fascinating and with lots for children to explore and play with. We were equally taken with the permanent exhibition which crams the excitement of the natural world into a few...More

Thank stella317
Reviewed 25 April 2017

We were a bit disappointed when we visited as they were short staffed and half the building was closed off. What we saw was an exhibition of stuffed animals which did little to educate or enlighten. To be honest I'd rather see a video of...More

Thank MECWatford
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

On a rainy day in La Rochelle what do you do but look at 10,000 stuffed animals! We happened across this museum and spent over an hour there. Very we'll curated exhibition in a wonderful old town house. Range of animals from giraffes to rodents....More

Thank tonybmorgan
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I went there this week and it s a lovely museum but some lights are not working properly so you can't see clear what it's on display. You can't read properly some labels because the typo is horrible. Some windows are old so you can't...More

Thank gohugohu
Reviewed 15 March 2016

We visited the museum with our child She liked it a lot , we also did. Nice collection of stuffed animals!

Thank Daniel K
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