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Musee d'histoire naturelle de Nantes

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Address: 12 rue Voltaire, 44000, Nantes, France
Phone Number:
+33 2 40 41 55 00
10:00 - 18:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 18:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A nice way to pass an afternoon with small children

I've been here a few times over the last few years. Firstly ... the first Sunday of the month it's free but be warned it's going to be wedged. I'd recommend going upstairs first... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2017
Nantes, France
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Nantes, France
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5 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I've been here a few times over the last few years. Firstly ... the first Sunday of the month it's free but be warned it's going to be wedged. I'd recommend going upstairs first .. small play area for little kids (not supervised) ... then you're in a room with two levels .. it's the usual stuff a nice mix... More 

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Bristol, UK
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I couldn't rave more about this place. It's the best natural history museum I've ever been to. It's got such a great collection of fossils, stuffed animals and the piece de resistance: the ants. We spent hours just watching them and our girls couldn't get enough of the whole set up. They're desperate for us to have an ant farm... More 

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Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Really good museum. Downstairs has a great ant farm with short, interesting info boards and videos. Really nice rocks and minerals display too. Upstairs has the usual glass cases of stuffed animals which is normal for nat history museums the world over. Which I'd spent another hour here rather than washing time and money over the river at Le machines... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

This museum is fantastic, especially the ants and live snakes. The skeletons are also really interesting and very innovative. Very reasonably priced and children are free.

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Brisbane, Australia
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785 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 271 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This is a really cool museum that is quite cheap considering - it has a lot of exhibits with animals, dinosaurs and geology that really stick in my mind. Staff were really friendly and spoke some English. You need to set aside about two hours here to enjoy the museum. The museum is quite popular with locals as well. I... More 

1 Thank Shawn B
Launceston, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

It was good to have something to visit on a wet Sunday afternoon as most other places were cl;osed. The exhibition is rather extensive for the size of the building.

Thank Val M
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

We visited the Natural History museum in Nantes and it was a very interesting museum. It's not too big so you can spend an interesting couple of hours wandering around looking at the exhibits. I particularly liked the exhibit about the development of dinosaurs to birds 'Plumes de dinosaure' with some amazing fossils that clearly show the feathers on the... More 

1 Thank Katie S
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

A really pleasant surprise. There were a number of different sections: geology (rocks), dinosaurs, snakes, the map of species. All small enough to keep the interest: all well enough laid out to make it a couple of hours well spent.

1 Thank Chase24
Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 July 2015

We came across this place while walking the green line and having a look around the city, there was nobody else there when we visited and it was so quiet compared to everywhere else we have visited. they have a huge collection of rocks from all around the world and a great collection of fossils and bones. they also have... More 

1 Thank Tracy B
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

A good place to go with kids , They will learn a lot. There are stones from all around the world, as well as animals.

Thank Michel A

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