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Natural History Museum Victor Brun

Museum ,  Museum of natural history ,  Natural sciences at Montauban
  • To fully enjoy the holidays, the Victor Brun Natural History Museum will be free from Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 October.


    From June 9, the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Victor Brun will open on its usual hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday (Closed on Mondays, Sunday mornings and public holidays ) - The gauge will increase to 25 visitors simultaneously.
    The natural history museum, located in the former palace of the Cour...
    To fully enjoy the holidays, the Victor Brun Natural History Museum will be free from Tuesday 27 to Saturday 31 October.


    From June 9, the Museum d'Histoire Naturelle Victor Brun will open on its usual hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday (Closed on Mondays, Sunday mornings and public holidays ) - The gauge will increase to 25 visitors simultaneously.
    The natural history museum, located in the former palace of the Cour des aides, was created in 1852 from the will of the members of the Society of Sciences, Agriculture and Belles Lettres of Tarn-et-Garonne who wished to make available to Montalbanais their private collections. Victor Brun, naturalist, member of the Society and holder of most of the collection that makes up the Museum, was appointed curator in 1857.

    Today, the collections are spread over 5 rooms, each as rich as the next.Upon entering, the Circus Pinder elephant watches the visitor while the felines stand guard with the bear and the wolf. In the other rooms, thousands of birds from all over the world, a remarkable collection, parade behind the windows and invite you to travel (hummingbirds, birds of paradise, parrots ...)

    Dioramas offer to discover the environments present in the Tarn-et-Garonne with the fauna and flora that compose them.

    The journey is also made in time with fossils of phosphorites from Quercy (Lot) dating between -40 and -23 million years ago and which bear witness to the transformation of species and environments in our surroundings at that time.
    The collection of meteorites, including the one that fell on the village of Orgueil in 1864, propels visitors into space while minerals plunge them into the bowels of our planet.

    Finish this tour of the wonders of nature with the very beautiful and rich collections of primates, shells and insects.

    Throughout the year, educational and cultural actions are offered to different audiences:
    workshops and guided visits to the museum, nature walks etc ... school and extra-curricular.
    >>> More information on +33 (0) 5 81 98 20 47 or +33 (0) 5 63 22 13 85

    ++ Little more family : From 4 years old.
    Admission is free on the first Sunday of the month. Access to the Museum is free for holders of an Ingres Museum ticket. Free entry for minors and students. Workshops offered during the holidays free and by reservation.

    BUSINESS HOURS :

    - Tuesday to Saturday: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    - Sunday: from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.
    Closed Mondays, Sunday mornings and public holidays
  • Rates
  • Adult
    4 €
  • Reduce rate
    2 €
  • Other
    Free