Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de La Rochelle

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Since 1832 the oldest museum in La Rochelle has occupied what was once the Hôtel du Gouvernement. Once the building was handed over to the town by Napoleon during his visit here in 1808, the museum was created to house the unique and intriguing Lafaille collection of shellfish, molluscs, crustaceans, fossils, minerals etc. Also of interest are the stuffed giraffe, the extensive zoology room and the ethnographic collections that whisk visitors away on a journey of discovery.

Useful information

Address:

28 rue Albert-1er, 17000 La Rochelle

Phone:

+33 5 46 41 18 25

Price:

6 € (-18 years old free of charge)

Opening hours

Jul-Sep: 10am-7pm, weekends and Bank Hols 2pm-7pm, 1st Sun of the month 10am-7pm; rest of year: 9am-6pm, weekends and Bank Hols 2pm-6pm, 1st Sun of the month 9am-6pm - closed Mon, 1 Jan, 1 May, 14 Jul, 1 and 11 Nov, 25 Dec

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