Musée du Champignon

Musée du Champignon, Saumur: Hours, Address, Musée du Champignon Reviews: 4/5

Musée du Champignon
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Discover an active educational mushroom. Your senses are awakening! A fascinating world of colours and scents awaits you with a variety of cultivated varieties. Admire the largest collection of wild mushrooms in Europe. Our galleries are packed with original varieties with funny names. Look for hare ears, frizzy sparassis, panther amanite, giant wolf’s basket, dead trumpets and other beef tongues from around the world. Grow your mushrooms at home as well! Younger ones also discover the whole fungus culture, heritage of our region. They create a secret composition to produce their own mushrooms at home. With 40 years of success, this classic of the tourist circuits in Saumur always brings the same astonishment in front of these kilometers of underground galleries reserved for the cultivation of mushrooms.
Suggested duration
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NL_Chantal
21 contributions
Jul 2020 • Couples
Big museum with a big collection of mushroom. Lot of information. However, not sure if everything is interesting for all (young) kids. The caves echo a lot so screaming kids can be heard across the whole museum..
Written July 20, 2020
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Merci pour votre commentaire ! Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez passé un agréable moment avec nous. Au plaisir d’une prochaine visite au Musée du Champignon ou sur l’un de nos autres sites : les Jardins du Puygirault ainsi que Pierre et Lumière. L’équipe de Saumur TrogloNature
Written August 21, 2020
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Theresa Renaud
Le Pontet, France178 contributions
Mar 2020
personnel pleasant and professional, very interesting place to see... shows various mushrooms with a step by step process shown "live" - a must see but buy a 2 or 3 exhibition pass as more interesting - no need to do everything the same day
Written March 3, 2020
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Merci pour votre commentaire ! Nous sommes heureux que vous ayez passé un agréable moment avec nous. Au plaisir d’une prochaine visite au Musée du Champignon ou sur l’un de nos autres sites : les Jardins du Puygirault ainsi que Pierre et Lumière. L’équipe de Saumur TrogloNature
Written August 21, 2020
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Crosers
Norwich, UK33 contributions
Oct 2019 • Couples
Having been to the Bruges chip museum I had some expectation of a mushroom museum. I wasn't disappointed, an amazing collection of real and preserved fungi with lots of information (in English). The explanation of cultivation and the real crops being grown were really interesting. They could really make a killing by utilising the small on site kitchen and producing mushroom based snacks as well as selling the produce.
Written October 9, 2019
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Thank you very much for your comment ! We are glad that you enjoyed visiting our mushroom museum. We used to cook mushrooms for our visitors but now we are not enough employees to carry on. We hop to see you again, The team of Saumur TrogloNature
Written October 10, 2019
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R2Regina
Regina, Canada430 contributions
Oct 2019 • Family
It was worth the stop. It was interesting to go into the tunnels and see the displays. We preferred the back part where the live mushrooms were growing.
Written October 3, 2019
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Judith R
Truro, UK30 contributions
Sep 2019 • Couples
At €7 a head this was a relatively inexpensive visit. We were given an English guidebook which was again more than we expected. We probably spent an hour walking around and learning about mushroom cultivation through the ages.
At the end we stopped for lunch in the little restaurant, the staff were great and no surprises mushrooms cooked in a wood fired oven on the menu. Probably overpriced but we enjoyed the overall experience and would highly recommend.
Written September 11, 2019
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Jaq1967
Essex, UK351 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We were expecting maybe a working farm? It wasn't. It was interesting but very basic. Some interesting info on how to grow them and some growing examples of the mushroom types. Still pretty to see them fruit. Nice and cool underground as set in the cliff face.
Written August 9, 2019
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Silverstreaks
Chicago, IL101 contributions
Jun 2019
After a light lunch sampling all the mushroom delicacies, we ventured into the caves for a walking storybook of how limestone quarries became prime mushroom growing caves. Allow at least 30 minutes, and have a jacket with you. It’s cold in the caves, but worth the trip!
Written August 7, 2019
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Richb2004
Redcar, UK181 contributions
Jul 2019 • Family
My wife is an enthusiastic cook with an inexplicable joy for mushrooms. So for us this was a huge hit. It also got is our of the sun for an hour on the hottest day of the year. We all actually enjoyed it, but I think it's a little overpriced at 30 euros for a family of four.
Written July 27, 2019
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Francisdelux
Southport, UK18 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
Hottest day of the year meant that a visit to these caves was most welome. And the visit itself was very interesting. It is easy to follow and filled with information and amazing examples of growing mushrooms. They also sell fresh mushrooms in the shop and i can highly recommend the 'gallopettes' - biggest and tastiest mushrooms I've had in years!
Written July 4, 2019
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Margaret M
Poole, UK97 contributions
Jun 2019 • Friends
It cost over £9 to visit this ‘museum’. No guide or handbook given. Left to wander in an underground warren of glass cabinets with mainly artificial mushrooms or just pictures. A selection of the mushrooms you can buy in Tesco’s were growing in bags. There was no-one to ask questions to and the small selection of ‘ bagged’ mushrooms to buy were really expensive. Very disappointing as advertised as 3rd most visited attraction in the area. We were the only couple there!!
Written June 29, 2019
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Musée du Champignon is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM