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Impressive collection, displayed for easy viewing

Smallish museum, but impressive collection beautifully displayed in cases, allowing for easy... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2018
pjmdvm
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I am a lifelong geology and mineralogy student who is slowly working his way thru the great natural... read more

Reviewed April 27, 2018
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Reviewed June 15, 2018 via mobile

Smallish museum, but impressive collection beautifully displayed in cases, allowing for easy viewing. Note the outside of the building with scars from historic battles. This appears to be a working research museum, therefore, no gift shop. The kids loved this collection. We were especially impressed...More

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Reviewed April 27, 2018

I am a lifelong geology and mineralogy student who is slowly working his way thru the great natural history museums of the world. I've seen London, I've seen France, but seeing this sort of makes me pants. Sorry,... anyway, this is not a 'museum' in...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018

If you love crystals and mineral you have to visit this museum, even if you don't it is a great place to learn more. Ask for directions so you don't get lost - helpful staff.

Thank Maria_Wandering
Reviewed October 4, 2017

The museum manager said this was the 4th largest mineralogy museum in the world, and I can believe it. It's packed with exhibits and specimens. For people interested in this sort of thing, it's top notch. The meteorite display was great. Old style display cases...More

Thank Pat H
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Took place in this museum, this exposition was disappointing. Within only one hour, National Geography only propose very few of their works among thousands of fascinating photos they have. It was awkward yet unprepared. No complete merchandise collection of National Geography either. For 12 €...More

Thank tommypanhard
Reviewed April 30, 2017

It is hard to elaborate on the thorough review of Elo G of January 2015 (see that earlier review just a few below). The upsides: this is indeed a rare speciality museum, you won't be bothered by the crowd and you will have seen something...More

1  Thank Kosmo63
Reviewed February 15, 2017

The collection is one of the top five in the world: stones, gems, fossils, meterorites of all shapes and sizes housed in an elegants building right next to the Jardin de Luxembourg, part of the University.

Thank GayeS545
Reviewed June 8, 2016

Jaw dropping collection of minerals in a very confidential museum just next to jardin du Luxembourg. In the location of a great school les Mines . Fabulous ...wonderland...Magic....

Thank 27nathalie
Reviewed May 25, 2016 via mobile

The museum is small and could be visited in a very short period of time, however it is worth a pause. Some of the pieces are enormous! All are fascinating in their own way. When we were there one of the curators was giving a...More

1  Thank Ruth K
Reviewed January 11, 2016

Spent about an hour getting to this museum then discovered it was closed during the entire Christmas holiday. Maybe this was stated on the web-site, but I didn't see it.

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art school and small museums hide in unassuming
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