Aquarium-Muséum de Liège

Aquarium-Muséum de Liège, Liege: Hours, Address, Aquarium-Muséum de Liège Reviews: 3.5/5

Aquarium-Muséum de Liège
3.5
Natural History Museums • Aquariums
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
The Aquarium-Museum is a place where visitors can observe, understand, acquire knowledge and spend a pleasant moment of relaxation... What can you discover ? - The Aquarium: an invitation to discover aquatic fauna... - The new space "Amazonia, from the forest to the river". - The new exhibition "Créatures EXTRAordinaires". - The "TréZOOr" room contains remarkable patrimonial objects, witnesses of great scientific, historical, or artistic value, illustrating the history of natural sciences. You can also access the Maison de la Science, the Planetarium (gateway to the vastness of the universe) and the Botany and Evolution Galleries. Information: the museum of zoology (2nd floor) is currently under construction and is inaccessible to the public.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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3.5
371 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
154
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Poor
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Terrible
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Martha P
Thessaloniki Region, Greece30 contributions
Dec 2018 • Solo
It has a lot of Fish and animals to see. Also there are enough explanations zo you can learn a lot about the fauna of our planet. But, it is not very well organized. The arrangement of the exhibits is based on ancient models of museology so it is not very attractive for the visitor.
Written December 20, 2018
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Yen M
Vigo, Spain229 contributions
Dec 2015 • Couples
I'm very surprised about all the negative comments. This is a very old museum and it's necessary to think about the resources that they had more than a hundred years ago and They have plenty of animals! it's true that the rooms need a renovation and maybe more explanation but that's all! The aquarium is small but modern. We really liked!
Written December 6, 2015
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153Bee
Belgium175 contributions
Jul 2014 • Family
I go to this aquarium once in a while but I would probably not if it were not for my daughter. It is small and when it is crowded it is quite claustrophobic. It is old fashioned, we like the panel where you have to recognize the sound of different animals, and the stuffed animals upstairs are quite something... right out from some old movie.
Of course next to the Museum of Natural History in brussels, this is a joke, but it is still nice to have a place like this in your hometown.
Don't go if you are a tourist without kids looking for something special.
Written September 19, 2014
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Charleigh C
67 contributions
Feb 2021
The museum in particular is outdated and needs some care. Not much educational info - just full of (sometimes badly) stuffed animals which I personally don't like.

Aquarium was better but the tanks seemed small.

Our visit was less than 1 hour in total.

The museum is 2 floors up to the entrance, and the aquarium is 2 floors down from the entrance. Both areas are quite small - I thought it would be bigger as the building is HUGE from the outside.

Price is reasonable.
Written February 26, 2021
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Many of our naturalized specimens are very old. At the time, the techniques used did not allow us to precisely reproduce the appearance of the living animal. Moreover, taxidermists were given a skin without ever having seen the animal in reality. We are preserving these animals because they represent a piece of natural science history. We are working on the project to modernise our museum, however, this is a goal that is set over several years. There were various points to be achieved beforehand. We will begin the various works at the end of this year. The building is large, because it is that of the University of Liège and the Aquarium-Museum occupies only part of it.
Written March 9, 2021
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Fritespolis
Brussels, Belgium16 contributions
Mar 2014 • Family
We traveled an hour only to find a dark, old-fashioned museum/aquarium which cannot compete with similar places around the world. Think of aquariums in Sydney, London or Lisbon. Liege is a different world, 50-odd years behind in terms of displaying and explaining their theme to the visiting public. The aquarium was okay and much more interesting than the rest of the museum. While biology students may or may not be happy about the collection of species preserved in spirits or stuffed, and the display of skeletons, the general public should be offered more interactive and attractive modern displays.
Actually, we were most disappointed about the Maison de la Science which is part of the museum. While the former was our motive to visit the latter, we did not even succeed to get in. I admit that we have to blame ourselves because we did not realize that there was an extra admission fee to be paid. However, the lady who stopped us at the entrance suggested that we should come back another day because she would only give a guided tour if there was a bigger group. There were only four of us, obviously not worth the effort.

Sorry madam, we won't be back. There are too many competitors out there, making lots of efforts to attract visitors.
Written March 23, 2014
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rohnny64
Liege, Belgium78 contributions
Oct 2011 • Couples
This is a lovely museum, lot’s of fishes of around the world, nice explanations and proper museum, with the same ticket you can visit (upstairs) the zoological museum, very interesting with stuffed animals from the African savanna. We had a really good time. Just in from of this museum you could take a small boat and have a city tour on the river ‘’Meuse’’.
Written November 17, 2011
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Sonja R
London, UK194 contributions
Oct 2014 • Friends
This is a place where fish are kept in small and not too clean tanks. It's in the basement of the building, dark, gloomy on the verge of claustrophobic. This place is so 20th century! I'm a fan of scuba diving (made about 700 dives now) and I never get tired of looking at fish, corals etc... but when I finished this visit I was kind of depressed. This is not how animals or fish should be kept and presented to the public any more. And I'm not even talking about the rest of the building or the museum: old, rundown, smelly toilets, dusty artefacts...The fact that it is part of the University is making it even worse. Either invest in the place or close it down. Waste of my time and money. Oh and finding a parking space for your car anywhere closer than a few miles is next to hopeless.
Written October 16, 2014
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rosemarycroberts
Bedford, UK32 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
The building was difficult to find. The aquarium was interesting but not exceptional. The museum of zoology was unusual in the way artefacts were grouped which made it slightly more interesting. There were no leeway for tourists as none of the legends were in English.
Written September 17, 2014
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Neil M
Crawley, UK320 contributions
Sep 2013 • Solo
I could not see spending more than 1.5-2hrs here, the place isn't very big, has a good range of fish, the natural history part of the museum (very top floor, lots of steps to get there!!) is worth the visit lot of skeletons of various animals.
Written September 13, 2013
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BelgiumFan
Scarborough, UK231 contributions
Sep 2012 • Friends
We visited Liege Aquarium and Natural History Museum in September 2012. The aquariums were well set out and a good size, with an interesting selection of fish, including one I had never seen in any other aquarium. There was a variety of freshwater and marine fish.
The Natural History Museum was excellent - containing many stuffed animals and birds, some displayed alongside the appropriate skeleton and in lifelike poses. There was a huge skeleton of a whale, giving an idea of the true size of these animals.
This is my idea of what a natural history museum and aquarium should be like, and everyone who visits Liege (or any other place in Belgium - we went for the day from Oostende) should visit.
Written June 16, 2013
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Aquarium-Muséum de Liège is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM