Museums & Exhibitions

Museum of Natural History

Museum of Natural History
Park 6
96450 Coburg
Hours of operation: daily from 9am-5pm
Closed: Jan. 1st, Shrove Tuesday as of 12am, Good Friday, December 24th, 25th, and 31st
Tours: by prior registration
Information: Tel. +49 9561 8081-20, Fax 8081-40
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Internet: www.naturkunde-museum-coburg.de
Naturkunde-MuseumThe history of the earth and of life
The Coburg Museum of Natural History has its origins in the collections started by Duke Franz Friedrich Anton of Saxony Coburg and Saalfeld (1757-1806).
After the Wars of Liberation, the collection was given a considerable boost by his grandsons Ernst (1818-1893) and Albert (1819-1861), who founded the "Ducal Art and Natural Produce Cabinet" in 1844 as a museum in today's terms.
The first director was the geologist Carl Friedrich Freiherr von Schauroth (1844-1881). After a few moves, the Natural Product Cabinet was kept in Coburg Fortress for a long time until the last Coburg duke Carl Eduard had a separate building built for it in the Court Garden in 1912/14 between the castle and the fortress.
Naturkunde-MuseumAfter the First World War, Carl Eduard had to abdicate and the collection of the dynasty became the possession of the Coburger Landesstiftung. The building, which belongs to the Bavarian Castle Administration, was expanded considerably in 1996 with an extension and now has 4800m2 of useable space. This includes 2400 m2 for exhibitions and 800 m2 for warehouses. Hence, the Coburg Museum of Natural History has the general ranking of a state museum.

Exhibits of minerals, geology, paleontology, natural history of Coburg, prehistoric man, archaeology, ethnology, museum history, evolution, local ecology systems and biotopes, invertebrates, birds of the world, mammals and environmental education are housed in thirteen exhibition halls.

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Herrngasse 4 • 96450 Coburg

Tel. +49 (0) 9561/ 89-8000
Fax +49 (0) 9561/ 89-8029
E-Mail: marketing@coburg.de

Hours of operation:
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm
Sat 10.00am- 2.00pm

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