The Victor Brun Natural History Museum was created in Montauban in 1852. The 19th century atmosphere, with old wooden showcases for instance, is blending with more recent stagings.
In the first room we immediately see the elephant which almost touches the ceiling, on the museum website we can read: « The elephant of the Pinder Circus, star of the museum, was given in 1894. Its size is such that its installation in the museum still remains a mystery today. Naturalized in Toulouse, it came to Montauban by train. Letters indicate works on the floor and the roof of the building, but nothing more detailed . »
The museum consists of five rooms, with mammals, insects, sea shells, fossils, and a majority of birds from around the world.