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I am an amateur geology buff with enough knowledge to be dangerous. I also live in a former mining town. Very much enjoyed this museum. Great collection, learned a lot. Displays are all in French but was able to understand most of it with my...More
Smallish museum, but impressive collection beautifully displayed in cases, allowing for easy viewing. Note the outside of the building with scars from historic battles. This appears to be a working research museum, therefore, no gift shop. The kids loved this collection. We were especially impressed...More
I am a lifelong geology and mineralogy student who is slowly working his way thru the great natural history museums of the world. I've seen London, I've seen France, but seeing this sort of makes me pants. Sorry,... anyway, this is not a 'museum' in...More
The museum manager said this was the 4th largest mineralogy museum in the world, and I can believe it. It's packed with exhibits and specimens. For people interested in this sort of thing, it's top notch. The meteorite display was great. Old style display cases...More
Took place in this museum, this exposition was disappointing. Within only one hour, National Geography only propose very few of their works among thousands of fascinating photos they have.
It was awkward yet unprepared. No complete merchandise collection of National Geography either.
For 12 €...More
It is hard to elaborate on the thorough review of Elo G of January 2015 (see that earlier review just a few below). The upsides: this is indeed a rare speciality museum, you won't be bothered by the crowd and you will have seen something...More
The collection is one of the top five in the world: stones, gems, fossils, meterorites of all shapes and sizes housed in an elegants building right next to the Jardin de Luxembourg, part of the University.
The museum is small and could be visited in a very short period of time, however it is worth a pause. Some of the pieces are enormous! All are fascinating in their own way. When we were there one of the curators was giving a...More
This museum is located inside of an academic building. However, at the entry point, a small roomer, a person will meet you and take payment for tickets. It would not surprise me if they had a spot in an office where you... More
This museum is located inside of an academic building. However, at the entry point, a small roomer, a person will meet you and take payment for tickets. It would not surprise me if they had a spot in an office where you could place your bags while you tour the samples. Leaving your backpacks on would be fine. The samples are mostly under glass. It is possible you could bring them in and place them against the wall, leaving them in your line of view, and move them as you go through the exhibits. The room is one gigantic rectangle with many windows.