The IGS PAS Geological Museum

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           Instytut Nauk Geologicznych PAN 
           Ośrodek Badawczy w Krakowie

           (Institute of Geological Sciences, Research Centre in Kraków)
           Muzeum Geologiczne 
           (Geological Museum
           Senacka 1, 31-002 Kraków, POLAND

        Senacka 3 
Phone: (48-12) 422-19-10 ; 422-89-20
Fax:     (48-12) 422-16-09


Announcement: Due to the 2019-nCoV virus public health threat, the Geological Museum will be temporarily closed for visitors: since 12th of March 2020 until a further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience caused.




Michał Banaś, MSc., Technician Expert, Phone: (48-12) 3705-253

Agata Jarzynka, PhD, Research Specialist, Phone: (48-12) 12 3705-217 (254)



The Museum houses collections representing several disciplines of geology: palaeobotany, palaeontology, mineralogy and lithology. The collections have been gathered for the last 130 years, originally by the Physiographic Commission of the Krakow Scientific Society. They include 129 documentary collections (published) and 69 unpublished - altogether about 100 000 specimens. All the collections are accessible for research. The museum accepts new collections documented by their authors. A computerized data bank for all the collections is under development.

    The museum is organizing exhibitions, lectures and seminars, alone and in cooperation with other museums. The permanent exhibit "Geology of the Krakow Region" presents the summary of geological knowledge about the area which is very interesting from the geological viewpoint and has been the subject of geological studies since XVIII century. The exhibit is addressed to schools of all levels as well as to other non-professional visitors. 
The exhibitions are open on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Entrance Senacka 3.