Bayonne Natural History Museum Museums in Bayonne

Opening hours

Open

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Wednesday 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Thursday 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Friday 08:00 am - 07:00 pm
  • Saturday 09:30 am - 07:00 pm
  • Sunday 09:30 am - 07:00 pm

Closes at 07:00 pm

Useful information

Location : In the countryside

Province : Labourd

Services

  • Garden
  • Groups
  • Lake side/River banks
  • Lift
  • Parking
  • Spanish spoken
  • English
    • Located within the Plain of Ansot natural area, the Bayonne Natural History Museum offers a permanent exhibition throughout the year on the barthes of the Nive and the biodiversity of the Pyrenees Oceans. You will be able to discover the regional fauna and flora, including the Desman of the Pyrenees, the Brown Bear, the Great Soldanelle, the Ragwort of Bayonne...

      Temporary exhibitions are presented during the year, on various themes, related to the natural sciences and the environment, as well as the relationship between man and nature. The Museum also offers many events: scientific workshops, guided tours, conferences, etc. A Documentation Center makes a large part of its documentary collection available to you for consultation and loan.

      OPENING DAYS AND HOURS:

      PLAIN OF ANSOT

      Summer (last Sunday in March to last Saturday in October): Tuesday to Friday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Aïtachoury portal) – 6 p.m. (South portal) and Saturday to Sunday 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. (Aïtachoury portal) – 6 p.m. (South portal) .

      Winter (last Sunday in October to last Saturday in March): Tuesday to Friday, 8 am - 5.30 pm (Aïtachoury portal) - 4.30 pm (South portal) and Saturday to Sunday, 9.30 am - 5.30 pm (Aïtachoury portal) - 4.30 pm (South portal).

      BARTHES HOUSE

      Summer (last Sunday in March to last Saturday in October): Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

      Winter (last Sunday in October to last Saturday in March): Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 1.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

      NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM

      Summer (last Sunday in March to last Saturday in October): Tuesday to Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. – 6 p.m.

      Winter (last Sunday in October to last Saturday in March): Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 1.30 p.m. – 5 p.m.; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. / 1:30 p.m. – 5 p.m.

      DOCUMENTATION CENTER
      Inquire in advance about the opening procedures, on 05 59 42 22 61 or at ansot.museum@bayonne.fr

      Open on public holidays on May 8, July 14 and August 15.
      Weekly closing on Monday
      Annual closures: the Bayonne holiday week and for the end of year celebrations.

      PRICES: Access to exhibitions and participation in events is free.

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Traveller Reviews Bayonne Natural History Museum

4.4 sur 5 278 reviews

  • Pierre Rebours

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Pierre Rebours on 03/09/2017

    New exhibits every 4 months. The natural museum is small (compared let's say to the one in Toulouse). But the settings are cool (by the river along the river). We keep going back....

  • Fernande Alnest

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Fernande Alnest on 16/10/2023

    super

  • Virginie B.

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Virginie B. on 25/04/2023

    Very pleasant protected area at the gates of the city. Beautiful walks and a magnificent forest. Several environments to observe. I also appreciate the workshops offered on many different themes.

Traveller Reviews Bayonne Natural History Museum

4.0 sur 5 12 reviews

  • "Sunday morning walk"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Jooaan (Little Canfield, United Kingdom) on 25/07/2019

    We walked for 30 minutes along the riverbank to La Plaine d'Ansot. We started with a wander round the museum and sculpture display before following the nature trails. Spent some time in the bird...

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  • "A lovely place to visit!"

    5 / 5 Reviews posted by Nic W on 06/11/2016

    We didn't get as far as the museum but we walked through the nature area from the river and visited the children's educational garden. There we had a lovely chat with a member of staff who was...

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  • "Extra!!!"

    4 / 5 Reviews posted by gisele m (Mont-de-Marsan, France) on 09/08/2021

    accueil très sympathique, balade très agréable; lieu insolite, près de la ville. Par contre, c'est absolument mal indiqué.

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Address

Avenue Raoul Follereau

64100 Bayonne

GPS coordinates

43° 28'28.29"N, 1° 28'40.33"W

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