MAMMALS GALLERY - SECOND FLOOR
The mammals gallery is the oldest room in the Museum. It features over 200 stuffed animals, including felines, monkeys, dogs, mice and even comical animals such as platypuses or sloths.
FISH, REPTILES AND AMPHIBIANS GALLERY - SECOND FLOOR
Perfectly preserved, most of the 200 or so “fish” exhibited on their stands today are between 100 and 150 years old. The gallery also presents crocodiles, turtles, snakes and other rare animals, such as coelacanths, a species thought to have been lost.
PALEONTOLOGY ROOM - SECOND FLOOR
The Museum of Rouen has important palaeontological collections, including a rich collection resulting from the city’s urbanisation. The Museum’s collections contain hundreds of thousands of fossils.
GEOLOGY AND MINERALOGY ROOM - SECOND FLOOR
The Museum’s geology and mineralogy collection includes over 8,000 items from various places and periods.
INVERTEBRATES ROOM - THIRD FLOOR
The “invertebrates” room brings together animals that have no internal skeleton. In all, the Museum contains over 100,000 species, including thousands of insects, spiders and worms, etc.
DIORAMAS OF NORMANDY ROOM - THIRD FLOOR
The dioramas of Normandy room, which shows animals in their natural environment, was created in the 1960s by the Museum’s director at the time, Robert Régnier. It was then one of the most spectacular productions ever offered by a French museum.
BIRDS GALLERY - THIRD FLOOR
Over 150 years after it opened, the birds gallery has lost none of its brilliance, benefitting from progress made in the spheres of conservation, restoration and taxidermy. The Museum of Rouen’s collections include over 12,000 stuffed specimens, including birds of paradise, pelicans, tufted puffins and even flamingos.
GALLERY OF CONTINENTS - THIRD FLOOR