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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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I have seen better museums

I only got in here once, as I think the entrance fees are rather high. Their collection is a regular one, nothing big, nothing fancy, but I think children should like it very much

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2016
Bo S
Nantes, France
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Marseille, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

I didn't plan to come here. I had wanted to see the museum of fine art on the left wing but they closed till mid June. Since I was there, I might as well visit the one on the right wing. Though to be honest, taxidermy is not my thing as I find animal cruelty mainly serve to satisfy the... More 

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Nantes, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

I only got in here once, as I think the entrance fees are rather high. Their collection is a regular one, nothing big, nothing fancy, but I think children should like it very much

1 Thank Bo S
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016

The main museum houses stuffed animals from around the world and is similar to many other natural history museums that I've visited. The top floor currently houses a temporary exhibition called "Bêtes de Guerre". This is a fascinating account of how animals were used during the second world war. All the information is in French so to get the most... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2016

Palais Longchamp is worth a visit itself for the wonderful monument with the huge fountain, and located in each wing is a museum, this being one of them. It's really quite a small museum, and there's no English translations, but it's got a reasonably interesting collection of animals, if you're gonna go to Palais Longchamp then you may as well... More 

Thank Ginaxx
Poplar Bluff, Missouri
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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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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015 via mobile

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 

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London, United Kingdom
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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.

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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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 

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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.

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