Geological Museum Munich
(Geologisches Museum München)
Director: Prof. Dr. Gert Wörheide
The Geological Museum Munich (Geologisches Museum München) is a museum that forms part of the Bavarian Natural History Collections. Its permanent exhibition “Earth´s Changing Crust” (Erdkruste im Wandel) demonstrates the fundamentals of geology, including topics such as sedimentation, mountain building, volcanism, and plate tectonics. In “Bavaria´s Rocky History” (Bayerns steinige Geschichte) the visitors take a journey back into the millions-of-years-old Bavarian past. This exhibition invites the visitors themselves to examine the rocks and stones; these are contained in the drawers of the showcases. A wall newspaper called “Geo-Forum” presents information on current events in geology, such as earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, recent research of general interest, etc.
The museum is a public part of the Bavarian State Collection for Paleontology and Geology.
The museum is directly adjacent to the Palaeontological Museum Munich.
Tel.: 089 2180 6547