Natural History Museum Giacomo Doria

Founded in 1867, the Natural History museum is the oldest museum in the city and has an enormously rich scientific collection made up of 4.5 million artefacts and specimens from all over the world: animals, fossils, plants and minerals. 6,000 items are on display, distributed over 23 rooms on two floors.

The ten rooms on the ground floor house the mammalian exhibition while the two central halls, particularly spectacular, are dedicated to Palaeontology and temporary exhibitions. The first floor continues with six rooms dedicated to other Vertebrates: Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians and Fish.

Two rooms are reserved for insects and other invertebrates. The “Cell” room houses a three-dimensional reconstruction of a cell enlarged 100,000 times. The last section of the museum is dedicated to Minerals.

A visit is a journey into the biodiversity of the planet and is ideal for children, teenagers, families and for all nature lovers.

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Visiting the Museum, we immerse ourselves in an extraordinary world that crosses time and tells us the stories and adventures of both animals and men; a world populated by animals from the distant past, by specimens linked to the great explorers of the nineteenth century and by species extinct in historical times at the hand of man as well as creatures featured in novels and films.