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Address: Route de Gennes | St Hilaire St Florent, Saumur, France
Phone Number: +33 2 41 50 31 55
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Mushroom lovers unite!

My husband lives for mushrooms, a necessary staple for vegans, and it was exciting to visit an entire museum dedicated to the fungi. It was interesting to us, especially to see... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here in the middle of a heatwave for bit of relief from the heat, it is in a cave so the temp is around 10 - 12 degrees. There is a hugh selection of mushrooms and it shows all the different types. Then you go through to the growing area and you can see the different mushrooms growing and... More 

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Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband lives for mushrooms, a necessary staple for vegans, and it was exciting to visit an entire museum dedicated to the fungi. It was interesting to us, especially to see the actual mushrooms growing, but I could see how this might get a little boring for some, especially children. I feel like this museum caters to a niche market,... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A great discovery! Saumur is known for it's horses and wine of course, but it is also a big producer of mushrooms! The mushroom museum is a great visit and a must do! The beginning of the visit is historical and only pictures but then you go further into the caves and you can see the production of all kinds... More 

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Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

I wasn't sure what to expect but this museum is very different and out of the ordinary. You travel through a labyrinth of underground rooms which have a mass of different mushrooms growing and on display. There is also what used to be an ancient underground residence you can walk through. My wife and I enjoyed the visit and bought... More 

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Greystones, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The underground cave was great. At the beginning it was all pictures and history and I was disappointed but THEN the live mushrooms appeared round the next corner. They were amazing. Every sort and shape you could think of. We Irish don't eat too many varieties but maybe we should.

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Thank saeb38
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Most of our trips on this break in the area were not cheap, but this seemed the least value for money. However, it was fascinating and came with english translation and a welcome cool hour on a seriously hot day. Make sure you buy some mushrooms, because they are just lovely.

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Thank Bob D
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

It is interesting and different but not worthy of 28 euro for family with 2 children :( I guess I expected something else

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Northam, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Read the reviews on here that said this place was over priced and not great, yet still we went. Maybe it was the novelty factor of being able to say we'd been to a mushroom museum. Cost 28 Euros for a family of 4, and it took us an hour to go round. I was thoroughly fed up of the... More 

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Thank Al H
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

This is a very strange place. It's a mushroom Jim, but not as we know it! Oddly compelling. We even bought some weird looking fungi and cooked them in an omelette for our tea. Still alive! Recommended if you're into Dr Who and mushrooms.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

The world of mushrooms is fascinating. We had never realised there are so many varieties and that they grow in so many widely differing shapes. Quite an eye opener as is the labyrinth of man made caves cut into the rock. A word of advice. It's cool in the caves 14c so please take something to keep you warm. You... More 

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