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I am an amateur geology buff with enough knowledge to be dangerous. I also live in a former mining... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
LongStrangeTrip802
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Denver, Colorado
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Impressive collection, displayed for easy viewing

Smallish museum, but impressive collection beautifully displayed in cases, allowing for easy... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2018
pjmdvm
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

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

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

If you love crystals and mineral you have to visit this museum, even if you don't it is a great place to learn more. Ask for directions so you don't get lost - helpful staff.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Maria_Wandering
Reviewed 4 October 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Pat H
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank tommypanhard
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

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.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank GayeS545
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Jaw dropping collection of minerals in a very confidential museum just next to jardin du Luxembourg. In the location of a great school les Mines . Fabulous ...wonderland...Magic....

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank 27nathalie
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2016
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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
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