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Naturhistorisches Museum Bern

Natural History Museum Bern
Art
Nature and environment
Bern
Switzerland
The Naturhistorisches Museum Bern was officially founded in 1832. In 1936 it moved into a new building in Bernastrasse deemed an excellent example of the "Neue Sachlichkeit" style. The building was extended in 1998. The museum has 5100 square metres of exhibition space and an international reputation founded initially on its historical dioramas. Aside from Barry, the remarkable rescue dog, the NMBE is famous for housing the giant Planggenstock crystals and for outstanding contemporary exhibitions such as the prize-winning exhibition about life and death, "c'est la vie". The museum's collection contains around 4 million objects. The Naturhistorisches Museum Bern is also a place of research conducted by the 22 scientists responsible for the collections, and functions as a venue for cultural events - most recently the "Help, it's alive!" series and the "Dead animal bar". Furthermore the NMBE is particularly well known as a family museum, offering many interesting acivities for children and families.

Events

Naturhistorisches Museum Bern
Naturhistorisches Museum Bern
Naturhistorisches Museum Bern
Suitable for families
Opening hours

Monday 2 pm - 5 pm
Tuesday/ Thursday/ Friday 9 am - 5 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 6 pm
Saturday/ Sunday 10 am - 5 pm


Closed
New Year's Day, Good Friday, Easter, Whit Sunday, 1stAugust, Zibelemärit, 24 December, Christmas Day and 31 December
Address
Naturhistorisches Museum Bern
Bernastrasse 15
3005
Bern
Switzerland
+41 31 350 71 11

46.942141, 7.448943