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bay staatss palaeont geol wbm(Bavarian State Collection for Palaeontology and Geology, Munich, Bavaria, Germany)


Richard-Wagner-Str. 10
80333 München
Tel.: 089/2180 6630
Fax: 089/2180 6601
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+++ Coronavirus crisis +++
To protect the employees and students of the LMU, all buildings of the university are currently (also during the lecture period) closed to the public. Since the Bavarian State Collection of Palaeontology and Geology and its two museums (Palaeontological Museum Munich and Geological Museum Munich) are located in a LMU building, they are also closed to visitors until further notice.

Opening hours:
The "Palaeontologisches Museum Muenchen" (Palaeontological Museum Munich) and the "Geologisches Museum Muenchen" (Geological Museum Munich) represent the publicly accessible parts of the Bayerische Staatssammlung fuer Palaeontologie und Geologie. Their opening hours are:

Paläontologisches Museum München &
Geologisches Museum München:

Monday to Thursday: 8.00h - 16.00h
Friday: 8.00h -14.00h
First Sunday of each month: 10.00 - 16.00 (10.00 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Closed on public holidays

Prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide

Fast facts:
The Bayerische Staatssammlung fuer Palaeontologie und Geologie is a research institution that forms part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. As a centre for documentation, research and education it focuses on the palaeontological and geological history of life and Earth. Furthermore, it is the contact institution for fossil finds in Bavaria. The Staatssammlung is also in charge of excavating and safeguarding fossils, rocks, ore and minerals from Germany and abroad. The Geology section focuses on general, regional, and economic geology. Parts of the research results are presented to the scientific community and to the general public through two scientific journals and special exhibitions at the two museums of the Staatssammlung: the "Palaeontologisches Museum Muenchen" (Palaeontological Museum Munich) and the "Geologisches Museum Muenchen" (Geological Museum Munich).

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