We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Musee d'histoire naturelle de Nantes

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Save
Share
Review Highlights
ALIVE!

I love going into History museums! The creepy crawlies did freak me out! And the massive alive... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
sdang88
,
Bridgend, United Kingdom
Free for under 18y

Small museum near restaurants. We started by the minerals collection then we moved to the animals... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
AndreaMarzullo
,
Singapore, Singapore
Read all 284 reviews
126
All photos (126)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good46%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
About
Closed Now
Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
See all hours
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
20°
10°
Sep
15°
Oct
10°
Nov
Contact
12 rue Voltaire, 44000, Nantes, France
Website
+33 2 40 41 55 00
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Nantes
from USD 35.90
More Info
from USD 29.90
More Info
from USD 47.90
More Info
Reviews (284)
Filter reviews
23 results
Traveller rating
10
10
1
1
1
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
10
10
1
1
1
Show reviews that mention
All reviewslive snakesnatural history museumon displayfew hoursmineralsbirdslanguage
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 23 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love going into History museums! The creepy crawlies did freak me out! And the massive alive tarantula spider!! ewww! Was Gross! The live snakes too!

Thank sdang88
Reviewed 10 August 2018

Small museum near restaurants. We started by the minerals collection then we moved to the animals, there are comfortable sofas, where we sat and got a break from the all day walking. On the second floor there are shells and birds. Then we finished by...More

Thank AndreaMarzullo
Reviewed 9 August 2018

There is an excellent plesiosaur (?) skeleton on the ground floor. Otherwise, unless you like stuffed dead animals and fossils, it's a bit of a non-event.

Thank Robert F
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

I visited the museum on the 1st sunday of the month that was free. The employes made me and more 10 people wait for 45 min at the cold entrance arguying the museum was full. During that time, more than 100 people went out the...More

1  Thank filipam820
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Very small Natural History museum. The collection of birds is huge! I don't think I've ever seen such a big amount of birds in a museum. Nice little visit if you want to kill an hour. Will recommand to any birds lovers!

Thank Line M
Reviewed 8 September 2017

Went with my 3 year old and we both loved it. Lots to see and plenty of interactive exhibits to touch, which was great. A really good size as there was plenty to see but could be done in an hour or two. Only €4...More

Thank Travvvvvel
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

If you have an interest in nature then this is a great way to spend a few hours in Nantes. Not an expensive place to visit, a little away from the hustle and bustle and very quiet and calm in the museum itself. I have...More

Thank MsCultureVulture
Reviewed 4 March 2017

I've been here a few times over the last few years. Firstly ... the first Sunday of the month it's free but be warned it's going to be wedged. I'd recommend going upstairs first .. small play area for little kids (not supervised) ... then...More

1  Thank NantesToday
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

I couldn't rave more about this place. It's the best natural history museum I've ever been to. It's got such a great collection of fossils, stuffed animals and the piece de resistance: the ants. We spent hours just watching them and our girls couldn't get...More

2  Thank HotelLover2009
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Really good museum. Downstairs has a great ant farm with short, interesting info boards and videos. Really nice rocks and minerals display too. Upstairs has the usual glass cases of stuffed animals which is normal for nat history museums the world over. Which I'd spent...More

1  Thank brenhell
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 106 hotels in Nantes
Hotel Voltaire Opera
443 reviews
.10 km away
Amiral Hotel
520 reviews
.20 km away
Best Western Hotel Graslin
286 reviews
.24 km away
Hotel Le Cambronne
104 reviews
.25 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,523 restaurants in Nantes
Le Bistrot du 7
122 reviews
.06 km away
Roza
75 reviews
.06 km away
Cafe Kleber
152 reviews
.19 km away
Le Wok
342 reviews
.15 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 245 attractions in Nantes
Place Graslin
84 reviews
.22 km away
Musee de l'Imprimerie
78 reviews
.31 km away
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port
33 reviews
.27 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Michael L
14 April 2017|
Answer
Response from Michael L |
Where to park
-1
Votes