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bay staatss palaeont geol wbm(Geological Museum Munich, Bavaria, Germany)


Luisenstraße 37
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:
Monday to Thursday: 8.00 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Closed on public holidays
On the first Sunday of each month parts of the museum are accessible via the Paläontologisches Museum München: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide

Fast facts:
The Geologisches Museum München is a museum that forms part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. Its permanent exhibition "Earth´s Changing Crust" (Erdkruste im Wandel) demonstrates the fundamentals of geology, including topics such as sedimentation, mountain building, volcanism, and plate tectonics. In "Bavaria´s Rocky History" (Bayerns steinige Geschichte) the visitors take a journey back into the millions-of-years-old Bavarian past. This exhibition invites the visitors themselves to examine the rocks and stones; these are contained in the drawers of the showcases. A wall newspaper called "Geo-Forum" presents information on current events in geology, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, recent research of general interest, etc.

The museum's programme is supplemented by special exhibitions.

The museum is a public part of the Bayerische Staatssammlung für Palaeontologie und Geologie (Bavarian State Collection for Paleontology and Geology).

The Geologisches Museum Muenchen is directly adjacent to the Palaeontologisches Museum München (Palaeontological Museum Munich). You only have to use one door to get from one museum to the other.