The museum of natural history , located in the former palace of the Court of Aids, was born in 1852 from the will of the members of the Society of Sciences, Agriculture and Beautiful Letters of Tarn-et-Garonne who wish to make available to Montalbanais their private collections. Victor Brun, naturalist, member of the Society and holder of most of the fund that composes the Museum is appointed curator in 1857.The collection of meteorites, including that which fell on the village of Orgueil in 1864, propels the visitor into space while minerals, plunge into the bowels of our planet.
Today, the collections are spread over five equally rich rooms. Upon entry, the elephant of Cirque Pinder observes the visitor while the cats stand guard with the bear and the wolf. In the other rooms, thousands of birds from around the world, a remarkable collection, parade behind the windows and invite to travel (hummingbirds, birds of paradise, parrots ...)
Dioramas propose to discover the environments present in the Tarn-et-Garonne with the fauna and flora that compose them.
The trip is also done in time with fossilsPhosphorites from Quercy (Lot) dating back between -40 and -23 million years and which testify to the transformation of the species and environments of our surroundings at that time.
Throughout the year, educational and cultural activities are offered to different audiences:
workshops and guided visits to the museum, naturalistic walks etc ... school and extra-curricular.
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BUSINESS HOURS :
- Tuesday to Saturday: 10h to 12h and 14h to 18h
- Sunday: from 14h to 18h
Closed on Mondays, Sunday mornings and public holidays
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