A remarkable collection
The University of Rennes houses scientific collections that are remarkable for their quality and the number of objects held (1,300,000 specimens), but also and above all for the range of disciplines they represent: archaeology, botany, geology, scientific instruments (physics, chemistry, electronics, computing, mathematics), zoology, but also books and rare documents as well as works classified as historical monuments, such as the paintings of Yvonne Jean-Haffen and Mathurin Méheut.
These collections stimulate curiosity and convey emotion. They are ideal for scientific and technical culture activities: exhibitions, conferences, etc., where art and culture often join science.
Thousands of archaeological objects and documents from regional, national and foreign sites.
An internationally renowned herbarium, a botanical greenhouse, an arboretum, hundreds of plant plates and models
One million items shared between minerals, rocks, fossils and other objects related to the history and functioning of the Earth.
A thousand instruments from the 19th century and more than 3,000 contemporary objects, witnesses of technological innovation through the centuries
Old books, manuscripts and incunabula
Works dating from the 16th to the beginning of the 20th century, accessible to all, for consultation on site or in digital format.
Mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, insects... An astonishing bestiary of 150,000 specimens preserved in the form of naturalizations, skeletons, specimens in fluid, dry mounts.