Museum of Natural History Milan

museo-storia-naturaleThe Museum of Natural History Milan is the oldest institution of its kind in Italy. The Natural History Museum is one of the oldest public cultural institutions in Milan. It was officially opened in 1844 on the site of an old convent. The collections were moved to the Museum’s current location in the Porta Venezia public gardens at the beginning of the 19th century. It is housed in a 19th century building located in the Giardini Pubblici, the public park named Indro Montanelli. The Museum of Natural History offers a variety of galleries dedicated to mineralogy, palaeontology, palaethnology, zoology of vertebrates, entomology, zoology of the invertebrates and botany. Both halls and show windows are constantly being updated.

The rooms on the first floor are dedicated to zoology and to the presentation of major natural enviroments (marine ecosystems, temperate forests, taiga and mountains, arctic and antarctic, savannas, grasslands and deserts) with large dioramas

WHERE: Corso Venezia 55, Milano

WHEN: 9.00-17.30 (9.00 AM – 5.30 PM)

Closed on Monday

Last entry half an hour before closing

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