Natural History Museum

  ul. Sienkiewicza 21 ,   Ostrów Tumski          (+48) 71 375 41 45     07 Mar 2024
Halls full of massive skeletons, stuffed animal corpses posed on fake landscapes, butterflies pinned to boards - all natural history museums are gloomy places and this is no exception. The collection was founded as part of the University of Wrocław in 1811 and moved to its own building in 1906. The entire collection was destroyed in World War II, but has been replaced since and now numbers about three million animals and half a million plants. You won't find almost any info in English, but for bio-buffs it's the Latin that matters, right? Four permanent exhibits in total - World of Plants, World of Animals, Insects & Humans, and Skeletal System. Last entry 45 minutes before closing.


Facilities for disabled


Tue, Fri 09:00-15:00, Wed, Thu 09:00-16:00, Sat, Sun 10:00-17:00, Closed Mon.

Price/Additional Info

Admission 14/10zł.


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I have been to other butterfly exhibits and really enjoyed them. The butterflies at this exhibit have been bought by the NHM from butterfly farms, and I am sad to say are not well cared for. Many of the butterflies had obvious damage to their wings. When I mentioned it to one of the staff he seemed to find the whole thing funny….
Great place! Four floors of carefully selected exhibitions of plants, mounted animal skeletons, taxidermy, a huge whale skeleton, sea-creatures, butterflies and other insects and more. Friendly staff, and a clean bathroom. Warmly recommended.

A little bit interesting for bio-buffs or children... The collections at the last floor (invertebrates and birds) are exposed too high for children sight so parents must lift their children.To sum up not a very intersesting museum except if animals is one of your hobbies.No toilets.
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