Natural History Museum Philadelphe Thomas

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

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.

Christina W Hastings, United Kingdom
Trip advisor 2018-09
An amazing old fashioned natural history collection in a traditional building
We were the only visitors to this small museum but it is a quiet little gem. A mid 19th century national history collection displayed in the original style. A charming gentleman on reception... More
celadonite276 Normandy, France
Trip advisor 2021-07
Qui connait ce muséum? difficile à trouver dans le dédale des rues de Gaillac, ce musée à l'ancienne renferme une superbe collection de minéraux français. Dommage que le manque de place de face... More
Alexis O
Trip advisor 2018-07
Un beau musée discret
La façade est simple mais tout commence après la porte. Un homme très gentil et affable nous accueille, il nous explique le fonctionnement du musée et monte avec nous pour tout ouvrir et allumé. La... More


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