Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

Museums, Natural history Neuchâtel
Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Neuchâtel © MHNN / Jérôme Mayerat
© MHNN / Jérôme Mayerat Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Neuchâtel

Neuchâtel's Natural History Museum offers loads of taxidermy delights.

The Natural History Museum in Neuchâtel is stuffed full of stuffed creatures, so you can get up close and personal with some fascinating wildlife displays. Most of the dioramas depict native Swiss animals including arctic foxes, deer, goats, marmots and the like, so it offers a great insight into the local fauna. Unusually for such a museum, there's also few live critters here - with harvest mice and lizards in (separate) terrariums. Then there's the geology section, where you'll find meteorites, fossils, minerals, crystals, mammoth bones as well as boulders or rocks of the Alps and Jura. Alongside the permanent collection, the museum hosts some fascinating temporary exhibitions. It's a great spot for a family day out, with a pleasant indoor-outdoor cafe and gift shop containing some cool kids' toys as well as quirky souvenirs.


Venue name: Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle
Address: Rue des Terreaux 14
Opening hours: Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Closed Mon & public holidays
Transport: 5min walk from Neuchâtel station; Bus 107, 109, 109b
Price: CHF8 (adults); under 16 free
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