Earth Sciences Permanent collection

Traces of life

540 million years of Earth History

After traversing the dizzying room of time, discover the extinct animals and plants which populated our territory.

The Musée de Lodève is one of the very rare museums in France to cover 540 million years of Earth history with only locally discovered fossils. It is therefore possible to follow the trail of the ebb and flow of the sea, the movement of continents, changes in climate, volcanic activity.

Each room immerses you in a geological period – Carboniferous, Permian, Triassic, Jurassic, Miocene… – with the landscape, animals and plants of each period.

Through multimedia you will understand the formation of continents, the evolution of species or even the work of researchers.

Salle du temps © Vincent Fillon
Ailes de libellule © Philippe Martin
Salle du quartenaire © Vincent Fillon
700 m² of immersion in the history of the Earth.

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