The visitor can expect exquisite showpieces, which lead into a systematic mineral exhibition. The museum continues to display a selection of its meteorites, including a 424 kg iron meteorite from Namibia. It is the largest meteorite exhibited in Germany. It was acquired in 1905 with the help of the Senator Jenisch Foundation.
These central exhibitions are accompanied by special topics such as agates, petrified woods or the luminescence of minerals. A side room of the museum is dedicated to rocks. Here the so-called Nordic boulder rocks are also treated. These are Scandinavian rocks, which were deposited by glaciers during the last ice ages. Furthermore, minerals of famous Norwegian pegmatite deposits are shown and the minerals of the Ramsbeck deposit in the Sauerland are presented. Classification diagrams with rock samples illustrate their naming. A model, accompanied by rocks from the continents and the ocean floor, explains the structure of the earth. The showcase of our sponsor, AURUBIS Hamburg, the largest copper producer in Europe, shows the path of copper, from ore to end product, taking into account modern recycling processes.
The upper level of the display collection is largely devoted to precious and gemstones. One focus of the gemstone section is the presentation of imitations and syntheses of the precious and gemstones, as well as the treatments and manipulations to improve their quality. Another section displays minerals from world famous mineral deposits. The Tsumeb Mine and the Erongo Mountains of Namibia, the Kalahari manganese ore deposits of South Africa and the quarries of Canada's Mont St. Hilaire are represented.