The Natural History Museum of Lille offers all year long permanent exhibitions, a temporary exhibition as well as workshops and special evenings for children and adults, highlighting a cultural heritage as abundant as diverse, accessible to everyone. 


    The museum will be open:

    • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday : 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    • Saturday and Sunday : 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Closed on Tuesday

    For school groups, more informations here  


    When there is no temporary exhibition :

    • Full price : 3,80 €

    • Reduced price : 2,60 €

    Free for children under 12 and subscribers to the C’ART

    When there is a temporary exhibition :

    • Full price : 5€

    • Reduced price : 3,50€

    Book your ticket

    The ticket is available all day long. 
    Last admission: 15 minutes before closing


    To book your tour at the Natural History Museum of Lille, click here (free tours and guided tours)



    • Reduced price, granted upon presentation of proof :

    For : 12 to 25 years old / Societies of Museums’ Friends other than Lille’s / Holders of a senior pass 1 / Holders of a discount card for large families / Holders of a guided tour ticket obtained from the Tourist Office or Lille Ville d'art et d'histoire (City of arts and history) / Holders of the museum pass for the Palais des Beaux-arts (Lille) / Tourism professionals / Holders of a ‘Cezam’ or ‘SRIAS’ card 

    • Free access, granted upon presentation of proof :

    For : Children under 12 years old accompanied by a parent / Jobseekers / Beneficiaries of minimum allowances / Beneficiaries of pastimes credit vouchers / Journalists / Teachers and students of life sciences / ICOM, curators, certified members belonging to the Ministry of Culture, to the Direction des Musées de France, to the RDCA (DRAC) Nord Pas de Calais / Members of the Lille Society of Museums’ Friends / Holders of a disability card and those accompanying disabled people / Holders of a national lecturer's card, of cities and countries of art and history, of a national or regional guide interpreter / Holders of the pass pro tourisme / Holders of a senior pass 2 / Pass C'Art / City Pass

    • Free for everyone :

    The first Sunday of each month / during the Nights of Museums / during the European Heritage days / during the Fête de la Science (the Sciences Festival) / during special evenings. 

    • Free every Sunday for inhabitants from Lille, Lomme and Hellemmes upon presentation of proof. 

  • Vigipirate (anti-terrorist plan)

    Dear visitors, 

    Due to the Vigipirate plan, access to the museum can be subject to a strengthened control.

    • Upon request, visual control of every bag and visitors’ ID card can be executed. 
    • Large bags and suitcases can be refused. 
    • Wearing a helmet is forbidden. 

    Thank you for your understanding.


    Underground: Stations ‘République des Beaux-Arts’ or ‘Mairie de Lille’
    Rentable bicycles: Boulevard Louis XIV, JB Lebas or Angellier 
    Bus: Stations ‘JB Lebas’, ‘Liberté’ (L1, lines number 14 or 18) or ‘Jeanne d’Arc’ 

    Discover the map

    To receive people with reduced mobility, a dedicated parking space is accessible in front of 54 rue Claude Bernard (just near to rue Gosselet).

    The access to the Museum is located rue Claude Bernard, you will have to present yourself at an intercom. 

    Please note that the upstairs gallery is unfortunately not accessible to people with reduced mobility and pushchairs. 


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  • And more

    • New ! The museum dispose a locker room.

    • Coffee shop :
      Le cabinet de curiosité du Sweet Flamingo is open in free access (without ticket) 
      They prepare home made : lunch / brunchs / teatime…in or take away
      Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 11 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.
      Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      With and Without reservations
      For more information :