This museum of natural history, located in the former palace of the Court of Aids, was born in 1852 from the will of the members of the Society of Sciences, Agriculture and Beautiful Letters of Tarn-et-Garonne who wish to make available to Montalbanais their private collections. Victor Brun, naturalist, member of the Society and holder of most of the fund that composes the Museum is appointed curator in 1857.
Today, the collections are spread over five equally rich rooms. Upon entry, Circus elephant Pinder observes the visitor while the cats show the guard with the bear and the wolf. In the other rooms, thousands of birds from around the world, a remarkable collection, parade behind the windows and invite to travel (hummingbirds, birds of paradise, parrots ...)
Slideshows offer to discover the environments present in the Tarn-et-Garonne with the fauna and flora that compose them.
The trip is also done in time with fossils dating back between -40 and -23 million years and which testify to the transformation of the species.
The collection of meteorites, including the one fallen on the village of Orgueil in 1864, propels the visitor into space while the minerals, plunge it into the bowels of our planet.
BUSINESS HOURS :
- Tuesday to Saturday: 10h to 12h and 14h to 18h
- Sunday: from 14h to 18h
Closed Monday, Sunday morning and public holidays
GPS coordinates : lat. 44° 1' 2" - long. 1° 21' 5" 44.0171 1.3514