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Museum of Oceanography
The Oceanographic Museum was inaugurated in 1910 by Monaco's Prince Albert I. Having taken 11 years to build, using 100,000 tons of stone, its elaborate, monumental facade rises 85.04 meters over the sheer cliff face.
The museum is home to exhibitions and collections of various species of sea fauna, both stuffed and in skeletal form, and its holdings also include a great variety of sea related objects, such as model ships, sea animal skeletons, tools, weapons, etc.
Beginning in 1957, its director was the famous marine explorer Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
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