Museum of Nature - Mineralogy
Dear visitors of the Museum of Nature Hamburg,
we are pleased that you can visit our house without restrictions again! Since April 30, 2022, the obligation to wear a mask indoors is no longer applicable. However, we still recommend wearing a mask for your protection and ours.
Groups of 7 or more people must still pre-register by phone or email. Guided tours can be booked under: www.museumsdienst-hamburg.de
On 500 m² exhibition space, the Museum of Nature - Mineralogy of the LIB Hamburg site shows a selection of 1,500 exhibits over two levels. Well-known minerals such as gold, silver or diamonds can be seen as well as a 424 kg thick iron meteorite and one of the largest antimonite crystal groups in the world.
The tour invites you to marvel at the variety and beauty of rubies, topazes, emeralds and other minerals. It also provides knowledge about their significance, discovery and use in everyday life.
Extraterrestrial ambassadors such as meteorites from Mars and the moon tell stories of the formation of our solar system. Earthly minerals provide us with information about the development of our planet. Rocks that were once pushed from Scandinavia to northern Germany by ice-age glaciers bear witness to the climate of an extremely cold period.
The Museum of Nature - Mineralogy belongs, like the Museums of Nature - Zoology and Geology, to the Leibniz Institute of Biodiversity Change Location Hamburg. The holdings of the scientific collections include 90,000 objects and are among the largest in Germany.