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Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle - Natural History Museum

For animal-lovers : collections of zoology, wildlife, mineralogy

Among the top few in France for its number of its specimens

The museum represents an important scientific heritage, and the sheer number of its specimens places it among the top few in France. Its collections cover all the areas of natural history: zoological collections, regional wildlife, mineralogy and also has a reptile house containing regional and exotic reptiles. It also houses temporary exhibitions.  

Closed until further notice


Closed until 8th August. From 8th August, open daily 10.00–18.00 except for Tuesdays. Closed on the 1st of january, the 1st of may, the 1st of november and the 25th of december


4€ / 2€

Free admission on the 1st sunday of each month from september to june
Free access for Pass Nantes holders


12 Rue Voltaire
44000 Nantes
Bus : stop Jean V line 11 Tramway : stop Médiathèque line : 1 Visitor’s entrance via the square Louis Bureau in Place de la Monnaie


02 40 41 55 00


The Museum is partly accessible for people with reduced mobility. Strollers have to be left at the entrance.