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Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

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Address: 1 rue Dolomieu, 38000, Grenoble, France
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+33 4 76 44 05 35

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Lovely, local museum

We are recent U.S. transplants to Annecy and were excited to find some nearby kid friendly activities. I'm not sure how this worked, but for my 5 year old, 2 year old and I, the... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2016
becky t
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Reviewed 26 January 2016

We are recent U.S. transplants to Annecy and were excited to find some nearby kid friendly activities. I'm not sure how this worked, but for my 5 year old, 2 year old and I, the museum cost us 3 Euros. Such a steal! We zoomed through it (because of said 5 and 2 year olds) in an hour. If I... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 November 2015

I was expecting, from some of the reviews, a rather tatty museum with lots of old stuffed animals. In fact it is well kept, excellently lit and has a quaint feel about it. The gardens are lovely as well. If you know London's Natural History Museum then think of this as a small town version. I would say it is... More 

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Reviewed 29 October 2015

This museum of natural history is great to learn more about the Isere region. They have stuffed animals and birds that inhabit the region, and also a collection of minerals.

Thank Timofey V
Rottach-Egern, Germany
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 28 September 2015

But this museum was nice to kill time while waiting for my friend. It is old and it has a small town feel to it, yet I did find it interesting. Some of the information about the formation of the alps was even in English. Unfortunately none of the cashiers spoke any. It worked out somehow nonetheless. I enjoyed it... More 

Thank Missbythebook
Athens, Greece
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2015

It all looked so interesting.. I wished the signs were also in English so I could understand what I was looking at....

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Urbana, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This museum was a little side diversion my last day in Grenoble. THough not large it was very interesting because many of the displays were from the Alpine area. Yes they have some other items but the geological examples were mostly Alpine!

Thank Inky1231
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Reviewed 2 June 2015 via mobile

Unfortunately we've been to a few wonderful natural history museums and this one just could not live up to expectations. We did not spend more than 15 minutes there. It is a very basic, old fashioned museum with a few stuffed animals standing in a row behind glass. Not much explaination and no creative backdrops. Woman at the front desk... More 

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Grenoble, France
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Reviewed 19 February 2015 via mobile

still have to find a museum that accepts cheque vAcances, but nevertheless well worth the entry fee for a family. great collection of minerals and insects. kids loved it and spent over an hour and a half moving quitequickly.

1 Thank Bill M
Antwerp, Belgium
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49 reviews
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Reviewed 7 February 2014

The museum is located in an old, but a bit noisy building. The collection is not super big so a visit doesn't have to take more than 2 hours. Audioguides in english are available for 1.5 euro.

1 Thank Jens M
Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

The museum is a gorgeous building in itself, and the displays are very impressive. There is 3 floors with various exhibitions, but there is also a separate building to the side of the museum which occasionally holds temporary exhibitions which are also worth a visit. Asides from this, the museum is surrounded by beautiful gardens which are perfect for picnic-ing... More 

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