Proposed in 1852 by the City of Montauban under the auspices of the Scholars Society, the Natural History Museum opened its doors in 1854. It displays an enormous collection of zoological specimens assembled by a group of local scholars. Over the years, the collections have grown and diversified : the museum has an important collection of birds from Europe and from the world as well as a huge sampling of mammals (monkeys, elephants, lions, tigers, kangaroos etc), fish, reptiles and an extensive number of marine and land shells. In the regional Palaeolithic regional collection visitors will find a large series of fossils from the Quercy Phosphorites dating back between 15 and 50 million years ago. Finally there is a small mineral collection that includes a fragment from the Orgueil meteorite, of exceptional interest for the study of our solar system. The Museum also keeps in its reserves collection rich archaeological finds from sites in the Aveyron valley, including the prehistoric sites of Bruniquel.
Muséum Victor Brun
2 Place Antoine Bourdelle
82000 Montauban 05 63 22 13 85
- Full price : 4 €
- Reduced price* : 2 €
* Reduced price offered to those who present certificates proving the following: people 65+, carers accompanying disabled person, COS and PASS Culture Olympe holders, CEZAM ticket holders, groups of 10 or more (for a general admission visit). Please reserve groups in advance by telephone)
Entrance to the museum is free for under 18 year olds, disabled people, job seekers, benefit recipients, group leaders and education pass holders.
Access to the museum is free for ticket holders from the Ingres Museum.
- From Tuesday to Saturday from 10am-12pm and from 2pm-6pm
- Sunday from 2pm-6pm
- Closed Sunday morning, Monday and holidays
Guided tours :
- Contact the Tourist Office : Tel.05 63 63 60 60
Activities for school groups :
- Contact the Museum : Tel.05 63 22 13 85
- Parking nearby (« Alphonse Jourdain » street)
- Line B : « Pont vieux » stop
- Line A and D : « Mairie » stop