Le Havre, World Heritage Site

Inside the Natural History Museum.

The Natural History Museum

Built in 1760 by Dubois, an engineer, this building was first used as a Court House and later became Law Courts. It was turned into a Natural History Museum in 1881. It was extensively damaged during WWII and reopened after restoration in 1973. Its peculiar positioning is a reminder of the old streets lay-out.

Nowadays the Museum provides temporary, recreational and interactive exhibitions helping to discover and understand the wealth of the animal, vegetal and mineral world. It aims at making visitors curious by placing them in context, suggesting games, making them use their senses. The Museum also has on offer theme visits, workshops for children, conferences, films, story-telling and concerts. All the family can take part and share their discoveries.


Muséum d’Histoire naturelle, Place du vieux Marché – Le Havre –
Tel : 02 35 41 37 28 – museum@lehavre.fr
Open Tuesdays to Sundays from 10H to 12H and 14H to 18H.
Closed Thursday mornings and Mondays – January 1st, May 1st and 8th, July 14th, November 11th, December 25th.

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More information about the Museum Visit website