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Museum d'histoire naturelle de Gaillac
Museum

Natural History Museum Philadelphe Thomas

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Located in a building that was constructed by Doctor Thomas in order to house the collections of natural science that he had assembled over the course of his life. Some of them are nationally recognized. The botanical garden has been recently refurbishedand opened to the public.

Created in the second half of the 19th century when Doctor Philadelphe Thomas (1826-1912) bequeathed his collection to the town, the Museum Of Natural History is Gaillac’s oldest museum. Thomas spent more than half a century studying and establishing his collection and the museum exhibits more than 600 bird specimens, as well as a number of eggs, nests, reptiles, mammals, insects and shells, all in their original display cabinets.
The museum’s garden, which has been recently renovated and which is maintained by the Association Of Friends Of The Gardens, grows aromatic plants and vegetables, while also offering a panoramic view of the town.

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Further information

Équipements

Book shop

Services

  • Educational visits
  • Guided tours

Activités

  • Activity
  • Children's entertainment
  • Temporary exhibition
  • Handicrafts workshops

Maximum age

Opening

From 03/02 to 30/03
Opening hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 31/03 to 02/11
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.
Closed exceptionally on May 1st and November 1st.

From 03/11 to 17/12
Opening hours on Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

Rates

Reduced price: 2 €
Adult: 4 €
Set price group adults: 2 €.

Free entry for children < 12 years.
Group rate available for > 10 people.

3-museum passport: €4 to €8.
Free of charge: City Hall employees and the 2nd Sunday of the month
On presentation of the VitiPassport: 50% only on permanent exhibitions (adults: 2€ instead of 4€ / 12-18 years: free instead of 2€ / 4€ instead of 8€ for a 3-museum passport).

Natural History Museum Philadelphe Thomas
2 Place Philadelphe Thomas 81600 Gaillac
00 33 (0)5 63 57 36 31

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