Civico Museo di Storia Naturale



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Giovanni Ceruti's neo-classical building was put up in 1838 to house the collections left to the city by aristocrat Giuseppe de Cristoforis. It's a great rainy day museum: the displays cover botany, mineralogy, geology and palaeontology, with a lifesize triceratops the highlight of the latter. At times it feels like a museum of taxidermy, with diorama after diorama of jungle, prairie and arctic scenes populated with a stuffed cast. English explanations are scattered seemingly at random throughout the museum.

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Civico Museo di Storia Naturale details

Corso Venezia 55

Area Milan

Transport Metro Palestro/tram 9, 20, 29, 30.

Telephone 02 8846 3337

Open 9am-5.30pm Tue-Sun.

Admission €3; free Sun and under-18s.

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