The Natural History Museum of Marseille or Natural History Museum of Marseille was founded in 1819 by Jean-Baptiste, Marquis de Montgrand . It is located in the Palais Longchamp .
The museum houses 83,000 zoological specimens, 200,000 botanical specimens, 81,000 fossils, and 8,000 mineral specimens.
The four exhibitions areas are
- Safari Room – World Fauna – section concentrating on accidental imports through the port.
- the room of Provence-Regional Fauna and Flora
- the hall of osteology- Comparative Anatomy
- the prehistoric hall, on the evolution- Prehistory and Evolution .
The museum organizes conferences and temporary exhibitions.
Antoine Fortuné Marion (1846-1900) was one of the most famous historians of the world .