Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle

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Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Neuchâtel © MHNN / Jérôme Mayerat
© MHNN / Jérôme MayeratMuséum d'histoire naturelle de Neuchâtel

Time Out says

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.


Rue des Terreaux 14
5min walk from Neuchâtel station; Bus 107, 109, 109b
CHF8 (adults); under 16 free
Opening hours:
Tue-Sun 10am-6pm. Closed Mon & public holidays
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