The Musée national de la Marine was created at the end of the 1st Empire and was opened to the public in the year 1814. The Toulon Maritime Museum was established in the year 1981 and was next to the clock tower of the arsenal, one of the few historical places in the city that has survived the old World War.
It is in the building of the former bishop of Toulon where the Society of Friends of Toulon there is a library and a museum of local history and art. Common points of interest of the city, the stories about characters, this small museum has interesting news for those looking to learn about this town.
The Natural History Museum of Toulon has collections covering major disciplines such as entomology, botany, malacology, ornithology, mammalogy, mineralogy and paleontology. It also has a presentation of regional wildlife, birds, mammals and paleontology. On site, there is a library for natural scientists, researchers and scholars by appointment.