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


19 rue de Bruxelles
59000 LILLE


03 28 55 30 80 Fax 03 20 86 14 82

Opening hours

Monday to Friday: 9am to 12pm and from 14h to 17h
Sunday: 10h to 17h
Closed Tuesdays and Saturdays.

Full Price: 2.70 €
Reduced rate: 1.70 €
For free - 12 years old and 1st Sun of the month

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