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Musee d'Histoire Naturelle

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Address: Palais Longchamp, Marseille, France
Phone Number: 04-91-14-59-50
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Some unique animals

Unfortunately it was hard for us to truly enjoy because the boards were not written in English. It was a small museum and it was cheap to get in to see. The people working... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 5, 2015
Poplar Bluff, Missouri

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Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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273 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Unfortunately it was hard for us to truly enjoy because the boards were not written in English. It was a small museum and it was cheap to get in to see. The people working there were very friendly and showed us what to do in the boxes where you could feel different skins. There was also a nice bathroom available... More 

Thank gardeningteacher
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

not very impressive when compared with other similar museums. a bit old fashioned and outdated, they should include more interesting and modern things. got in for free on the first sunday of the month.

Thank Joana S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Proper old school museum with a series of bad taxidermy faces. You can have fun with these :) the highlight of this place though was the art exhibition, which may be temporary. Just amazing. The building, was also impressive. It was a way to pass some time. Not my kind of thing anyway to be fair, so the art installations... More 

Thank Karen B
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 514 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

It would appear that the museum does not want visitors as it is not signposted.from the entrance it looks impressive,but once inside you realise how misleading this is.the same exhibits you will see in all other museum's of this type.so if you have previously been to an old fashioned out of date museum you will know what to expect.

Thank wingate
Leiden, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 353 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I have to admit: we have seen better and the place isn't really airconditioned, so on a hot day it isn't the museum of choice maybe, but with the Marseille Pass, when you are in the neighbourhood you might want to consider a visit. Yes, you have to understand some french, but the temporary exhibition upstairs did have english signs... More 

Thank seolram
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013 via mobile

The staff do not speak English and all the information inside the museum was in French and therefore we could not follow what was written in the various items. There is also not much to see. The park, however, surrounding the palace is a just see, however the museum leaves much to be desired.

Thank antmon
Ankara, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Nice surrounding, Longchamp Palace is "must see" in Marseille. The Museum is on the right side of the Palace. Not so much things inside, very basic. If you have extra time to do something you can go and visit this Museum. Also, it's free for Marseille City Pass.

Thank hakangeziyor
Athens, Greece
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Outside the building is marvellous with an ancient greek style inside a beautiful garden with a waterfall.. Inside as a building is really old and badly preserved. It was dirty, illuminated in a poor way and also really expensive with very few specimens. NO ONE spoke not even a single word in English. The personnel was extremely rude. A woman... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2009

The only beautiful thing about this museum is the park that surrounds it... I find it at least unacceptable in a museum situated in a tourist city, that nobody was speaking English and the personnel was very rude. And not only that, but when they realized that we were foreigners they insisted on speaking French making me and my brother... More 

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