Natural History Museum of Genoa

The Natural History Museum

The Museum of Natural History was born in the late nineteenth century on the initiative of Giacomo Doria , a lover of Natural History, who exhibited his collections together with that of Lorenzo Pareto and Prince Oddone of Savoy.

Later, this nucleus was enriched by the acquisitions coming from the expeditions financed by Doria and by bequests and donations. The vastness of the material collected made it necessary to move the museum to a building specially designed and built at the beginning of the twentieth century.

Today the museum is the oldest in the city and certainly one of the most important in the city. The collections are exhibited in showcases equipped with information on their contents: a total of about 4.5 million finds and specimens.

The set-up includes a subdivision into 23 rooms . The route starts from the space dedicated to Paleontology to continue with the rooms that exhibit collections of high scientific value , mostly zoological . There are also sections that exhibit botanical samples and collections of fossils, rocks and minerals . Among the most important collections we must mention that of Mammals , that of Birds and that of Insects.


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Via Brigata Liguria, 9
16121 Genoa


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