Whale Skeleton Suspended Over Lunch Tables

Natural History Museum

In the Museum of Natural History (Musée d'Histoire Naturelle) mammals and birds sit, stand or fly stiff and stuffed, but placed caringly in natural settings. A vivarium contains fish, reptiles, small rodents and batrachians. Some large dinosaur fossils are on display as is the skeleton of a whale suspended by cables above you as you sit at your table in the museum café sipping your coffee. Quite good temporary exhibits pass through the museum regularly. Interesting museum for both kids and adults.

The museum is in the middle of town on Rue des Terreaux 14, ten minutes walk from the train station and the same distance from Place des Halles and Place Pury, Neuchâtel's main squares.

Hours: Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00-17:00.