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bay staatss palaeont geol wbm(Paleontological Museum Munich)


Richard-Wagner-Str. 10
80333 München
Tel.: 089/2180 6630
Fax: 089/2180 6601
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

+++ 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 an LMU building, they are also closed to visitors until further notice.

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8.00 - 16.00 (8 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Friday: 8.00 - 14.00 (8 a.m. - 2 p.m.)
1st Sunday of each month: 10.00 - 16.00 (10 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
Closed on public holidays

Prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide

Fast facts:
The Palaeontologisches Museum Muenchen is a museum that forms part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. It invites you to visit plants and animals from ancient times, the world of dinosaurs, extinct elephants and sabre-toothed tigers. The highlight of the museum is the 7th specimen of the first bird Archaeopteryx from the Solnhofen limestones. The "Fossil of the Month" features extraordinary fossils from the treasury of the collections. Guided tours and special exhibitions complete the exhibitions. In addition, multimedia presentations are given on Sundays.

The museum is also worth a visit from an architectural point of view, as it is housed in a 150 year old building, the former municipal school for Applied Arts.

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

The Palaeontologisches Museum Muenchen is located next door to the Geologisches Museum Muenchen (Geological Museum Munich).