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Natural History Museum of Lille

Geological & Natural History Museum

Domaine(s) : Botanics

Region : Nord-Pas-De-Calais


The staging is impressive: as soon as you enter in the museum, you are plunged to 400 million years in the past.

Skeletons of cachalots and whales floating at the ceiling welcome you and invite you to deepen your visit.

So, you go from room to room up 4 million centuries until today along way with an illustrations and soundtrack.
Earth history, then the emergence of life, with species that born and then disappear to free the way for new ones, more modern, better adapted to the geological environment and to the constantly changing wildlife, finally ending with the birth of the first men.


Open on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 5pm.
Oppened on Sunday and bank holidays from 10am to 1pm and from 2pm to 6pm. Disclaimer : The management team of the destination has the possibility to change the opening days and hours without prior communication.


Exhibitions at the Museum of Natural History and Geology of Lille are updated in an average of two each year and are based on four major collections:
- Zoology Museum (110,000 samples)
- Geological & Coal Museum (200,000 samples)
- Industrial Commercial and Colonies Museum (100,000 samples)
- Extra-European Ethnography Museum (15,000 samples)


19 rue de Bruxelles, 59000 Lille

Subway: Republique - Mairie de Lille

N 50°37'59'' E 03°04'00''

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