Natural History of the Mediterranean, Villa Henderson, Livorno, Italy

Villa Henderson, home to the Natural History Museum of LivornoVilla Henderson, home to the Natural History Museum of Livorno The handsome 18th-century Villa Henderson in Via Roma takes its name from the Scottish Henderson family who bought the villa in 1917. It has been home to Livorno's Natural History Museum since 1980, offering 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 contains examples of Mediterranean flora.

Museo Provinciale di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo
Villa Henderson
Via Roma 234,
Tel. +39 0586 266711


Opening times:
Tuesdays to Saturdays, 9am-1pm, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays also open from 3pm-7pm.
Sundays, 3pm-7pm
Closed on 1 Jan, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, 25 April, 1 & 22 May, 1 Nov, 25 & 26 December