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The Mineralogical Museum reopens on 14 July (Wednesdays and Sundays).
On 500 m² exhibition space, the Mineralogical Museum of the University of Hamburg shows a selection of 1,500 exhibits on 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. But it also imparts knowledge about their significance, discovery and use in everyday life.
Extraterrestrial ambassadors such as meteorites from Mars and the moon tell stories about the origin 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.
Like the Zoological and the Geological-Palaeontological Museum, the Mineralogical Museum belongs to the Centre for Natural History (CeNak) of the University of Hamburg. The holdings of the scientific collections comprise 90,000 objects and are among the largest in Germany.