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Musee d'histoire naturelle Fribourg

Chemin du Musee 6, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
+41 26 305 89 00
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Not a boring museum!

Find excitement where you didn't expect it. Children will love it,too. Do take a bit of your time... read more

Reviewed 21 January 2017
Thierry C
Canton of Fribourg, Switzerland
Ideal place to spent an afternoon with chhildren

I visit this museum frequently, perhaps 6-7 times a year to either see the permanent exhibition or... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2017
Fribourg, Switzerland
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The Natural History Museum houses many magnificent scientific collections and presents permanent exhibitions related to the earth sciences and biology.Rediscover the mysteries of life and science thanks to permanent exhibitions and many temporary exhibitions at the Natural History Museum. Unique pieces include a stuffed whale, a Siberian Tiger, a white shark, two Fribourg meteorites
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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Chemin du Musee 6, Fribourg 1700, Switzerland
+41 26 305 89 00
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Find excitement where you didn't expect it. Children will love it,too. Do take a bit of your time to visit, you won't regret it.

Thank Thierry C
Reviewed 4 January 2017

I visit this museum frequently, perhaps 6-7 times a year to either see the permanent exhibition or the temporary ones. My children (8 and 6 years) have visited it so often, they know it almost by heart. The introduction of new technologies in providing additional...More

1  Thank Rromir_Imami
Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a relatively small, but fine Natural History Museum with interesting well done temporary thematic exhibitions. Very good for families. Good access by public transport. Profit from your visit to see the (also small but fine) Botanical Garden, next door.

Thank tunewitsch
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Honestly, I didn't expect a Natural History Museum of such a high quality in a relatively small town like Fribourg. Besides the "usual stuff" you'd see in such museums, worth noting are a huge skeleton of a sperm whale and "bird singing booths" where you...More

1  Thank N K
Reviewed 18 July 2016

The Museum is nice and family friendly. The exposition is detailed and clear. It has a very good position near to the city centre.

1  Thank gandreoni
Reviewed 19 April 2014

Small museum, beautiful displays, with a focus on art from the medieval period to the present time that fills several connected buildings including a new wing in the old abattoir (slaughterhouse) across the street. The maps of Fribourg through the ages are worth the price...More

2  Thank milburnski
Reviewed 10 January 2014

If you're in Fribourg, don't miss this place! The building isn't huge but it's well laid out with very nice exhibits and is incredibly compact with an impressive collection artfully displayed in the limited space. The staff member on site only spoke French (and I...More

2  Thank TwoSmallPotatoes
Reviewed 1 July 2013

A lesser-known distraction in Fribourg for kids, but a perfect place to get them out of the house/apartment during a rainy weekend (although it only opens from 14:00...uf!) Its not the most world-class museum but it has its charm and is surprisingly comprehensive when you...More

2  Thank Val J
Reviewed 20 May 2012

I have to confess I am a sucker for Natural History museums :) I love their old-fashioned charm, it reminds me of the long hours spent in the dark corridors of one of those museums during my childhood. The Fribourg Museum may not be an...More

1  Thank Marjorie77
Reviewed 16 April 2012

Interesting for adults too. Lots of stuffed animals of many kinds, insects, snakes, ..... Around Easter, the museum shows live chicks; the kids love it. While mine were smaller, we went every year.

2  Thank Ellen C
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