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Natural history and ethnography Museum

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In the heart of the Little Venice quarter, in a beautiful historic municipal building, discover this museum labeled in 2003 as "Musée de France". It is the showcase of a learned society founded in 1859 by leading scientists.

It has very rich collections to propose to visitors: regional and exotic stuffed animals, precious minerals and fossils of prehistoric specimens, rare ethnographic objects and unique pieces from the ancient Egyptian time.

Natural history and ethnography Museum
11 rue Turenne
68000 Colmar

  • Languages spoken : English
  • Languages spoken : German
Clic on a day to see the opening hours
Archaeology, Arts et traditions populaires, Botany, Ethnography, Geology and natural sciences, Paleontology, Zoology
Prices in €
Adult rate 5 €, Child rate 2 €, Group rate 2 €, Groups 0 €, Etudiant 2 €
Reduced price
Free for children (age limit) : 7, Special offers : 1 € (Carte Ircos et CE+jeune), Group (minimum number of people) : 10, Other special offers : 3 € (senior citizens, handicapped and unemployed persons)
Audience concerned
Adults (individuals), Children (individuals), Couple, Families, Groups, Schools
Closed on
1 may, All Saints' Day
Closing day

Heritage highlights


Adolph House

Bartholdi College

Bartholdi Museum

Bruat Fountain

Court of Appeal

Former Dominican Convent (today public library)

Former Hospital - Mediatheque

Former Protestant presbytery (House of arcades)

Former St John's commanderie

House of Heads

Little Venice

Monument dedicated to Bartholdi

Monument dedicated to Hirn

Monument dedicated to Pfeffel

Monument to General Rapp

Museum of the municipal factories

Natural history and ethnography Museum

Parc du Champ de Mars

Parc Méquillet

Parc Saint-François-Xavier

Public Theater

Saint Martin Church

Saint Matthieu Church

Schwendi fountain

Seat of the Ploughmen's guild

Square Adolphe Hirn

Square de la Montagne-Verte

St Martin's circle

St Peter's Chapel

Statue of liberty

Tanner's district

The 'Catherinettes'

The Dominican Church

The fishmonger's district

The former guard house

The Hansi Village and its Museum

The House of the St. John's Knights

The Pfister House

The Roesselmann Fountain

The Synagogue

Toy Museum

Unterlinden Museum

Voltaire's residence

Water Tower garden

“Zum Schwan“ House (or Schongauer House)

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