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In this section, you will find everything you need to know to prepare your visit. The Museum staff remains at your disposal for any special request. Please feel free to contact us.

[Photo : Christophe Livonnen]

Opening times

The Museum is open to the public:

from Tuesday to Sunday (except Thursday mornings)

from 10.00am to 12.00am and from 2.00pm to 6.00pm

The Museum is closed on Thursday mornings and Mondays

The Museum is closed on January 1st, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, November 11th and December 25th.

On Wednesdays and weekends, group reservations are only possible in the morning.

Prepare your reservation

Reservations are required for workshops, specific events and free tours.

Reservation for a specific event is only possible for groups of 8 or more, for the event to take place (except for specific audiences).

Please note that children are under the responsibility of the adult(s) accompanying them.

Before you make your reservation :

  • Please make sure you have acknowledged the visitor charter (see below)

  • Please make sure you select activities that are appropriate to the age of the participants

Please advise the Museum staff of any modification in your reservation at +33(0)2 35 54 75 85.

How to make your reservation

Reservations open 3 months before the opening date of the exhibition.

Informations and reservations :

2016 Admission fees

Workshops and guided tours admission fees :

45 € up to 30 participants, 90 € up to 55 participants

Admission is free to all local organisations, up to 30 people

Admission is free to all accompanying personel.

Free tours :

General admission is free

Payment shall be made on the day of the visit by purchase order, cheque (payable to « Trésor Public »), in cash or by credit card

Visitor charter

 In order to help you enjoy the best possible experience during your visit, the Museum staff has set up a visitor charter.

This charter is aimed at children, accompanying adults and education staff.

Thank you for acknowledging this charter before your visit to the Museum.


The ground level exhibition hall of the Museum and the educational activities room are available to persons with mobility impairments.

All exhibitions provide sensory modules, texts and devices designed to meet the needs of visitors with disabilities.

Guided tours and workshops in French Sign Language can be scheduled on demand.

The Museum workshops are designed to stimulate all senses (sight, touch, taste...). This sensory approach provides access to the workshops to visitors with disabilities. We remain at your disposal to adapt our workshops and guided tours to your specific needs.


For further details and requests, please feel free to contact Nicolas Bansaye at +33(0)2 35 54 75 86.

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How to find us ?
Muséum d'histoire naturelle
Place du Vieux Marché
76600 LE HAVRE
Phone : +33(0)2 35 41 37 28

Opening hours

Open from Tuesday to Sunday :
from 10AM to noon
to 2PM to 76PM

Closed on Monday and Thursday morning

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