Natural History of the Mediterranean, Villa Henderson, Livorno, Italy
The handsome 18th-century Villa Henderson has been home to Livorno's Natural History Museum since 1980. The museum offers an interesting insight into the area's geology, wildlife and plantlife.
On display are exhibits from the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods. Of great interest to children is the skeleton of 'Annie', a finback whale measuring 19.6m, which ran aground on the Livorno coast.
The grounds of the villa contain a Botanical Garden which contain examples of Mediterranean flora.
Museo Provinciale di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo
Via Roma 234,
Tel. +39 0586 266711
Website (in Italian)
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9am-1pm, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays also open from 3pm-7pm.
Closed on 1 Jan, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, 25 April, 1 & 22 May, 1 Nov, 25 & 26 December