The Museum of Natural History and Geology of Lille


The Natural History Museum, Geology Ethnography Lille has existed for almost 200 years (created in 1816 by the Society of Science, Agriculture and Arts of Lille) and is now the only major museum its kind in the region Nord / Pas-de-Calais.
We marveled at the entrèe in this museum by the skeletons of whale, whales and other sea creatures suspended above the visitor while on the ground we go into the living land animals that inhabit or once inhabited our forests, marshes and campaigns.



During the creation of the Faculty of Sciences of Lille, he was transferred to the city of Lille in 1855 for teaching. In 1902, take place in the gallery, all collections gathered by Gosselet and 197, are those who settle Barrois. It was only in 1911 that the museum gives the appearance that he knows today. The museum was successively moved from the street of flowers, to the streets of Brussels during this period.
You will not be outdone Paleonthology if you are interested, the history of life, earth and the first man is told so masterfully.

The themes presented throughout this journey are :
Zoology (110 000 samples).
Geology (200 000 samples).
Industry trade and colonial (100 000 samples).
Ethnography (15 000 samples).

Motorway access: Lille center exit
GPS: lat 50,627 N. , 3066 E. Long
Subway: "République" or "Mairie de Lille" stations

Adress / Phone number:

19 rue de Bruxelles  59000 LILLE
19 rue de Bruxelles
03 28 55 30 80  Fax 03 20 86 14 82
03 28 55 30 80 Fax 03 20 86 14 82

Opening hours:

Week days: 9:30 am to 17h
Saturday and Sunday : 10 am to 18 pm
Closed Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Full Price: 4.00 €
Reduced rate: 2.50 €

Lille Guide Ville 2009 - 2014