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Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Nice

Nice | Sciences de la nature
Free Admission
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The Museum of Natural History in Nice, Nice known as the Barla Museum, is the oldest municipal museum in Nice. Today, this museum has a rich heritage of over a million specimens largely Mediterranean regions but also in South America, Africa and the islands of the Indian Ocean.

It opened its doors in 1846 in a local municipal palace of St. Francis Square. It consists of the collections of Jean Baptiste Vérany with important series of birds, mollusks, minerals and fossils. In parallel, another Nice scientist Jean-Baptiste Barla also a private collection focuses on fish, flowering plants and fungi of the Nice area. In 1863, the House Barla installed in 6 Place Garibaldi hosts Verany funds. Both collections are now combined. Under the arches, the door of the building serves as input to the museum. The natural history museum occupies two large rooms filled entirely with rays; the first showcases the collection of plaster casts of mushrooms, while the second room is devoted to shells and jars cephalopods and gastropods.

10:00 - 18:00

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Contact details

  • Name: Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle de Nice
  • Address: 60 boulevard Risso - 06300 - Nice - France
  • Phone: (33) 04 97 13 46 80

Getting there

  • By bus : lignes n° 3, 4, 5, 6, 16, 17, 25 (Acropolis-Barla)

Dimitry Rachmann