Natural History Museum

The Naturhistorisches Museum Bern was officially founded in 1832. The museum has 5100 square metres of exhibition space and an international reputation founded initially on its historical dioramas.

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.

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.

  • Opening times
    Monday 14:00 - 17:00
    Wednesday 09:00 - 18:00
    Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 09:00 - 17:00
    Saturday - Sunday 10:00 - 17:00
  • Admission
    Permanent Exhibit
    Adults CHF 10.00
    Students, AHV-IV, Groups of 10 or more persons CHF 8.00
    Members of the Association of the Natural History Museum CHF 2.00
    Children and Youth (under 16), Schools free
  • Naturhistorisches Museum

    Bernastrasse 15
    3005 Bern

    T +41 31 350 71 11

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