Collections & Research

The Natural History Museum in the Joanneumsviertel developed from each respective, originally independent presentation of the natural history collections of the Joanneum. Divided into an Earth-science and a biological section, the exhibitions displays just a fraction of the extensive collection of natural history objects.

By far the largest part is made up of scientific specimes and is housed in the Centre of Natural History. The Centre provides both care of the collections and research in keeping with contemporary demands.

There can also be found the workspace for scientists of the botany & mycology, geology and palaeontology, mineralogy and zoology collections, as well as the laboratories, workshops and a specialist library for natural history. You may contact Joanneum scientists personally to ask for expert advice, and you may attend lectures, courses, seminars and field trips (German only).

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Botany & Mycology

The Herbarium is at the core of the botanical collections. It contains more than 500,000 herbarium more...

Geology & Palaeontology

The historical collection features a wide range of subjects. The specialised library with more...


The mineralogical collection developed on the basis of Archduke John’s private collection, that more...

Braunkehlchen. Foto: H. Kolland


Since the Joanneum was founded, collecting activity, research and education have been among the more...

Natural History Museum

8010 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9100


Opening Hours

Tues-Sun, public holidays 10am - 6pm

Guided tours
Please visit our calendar.
Guided tours on advance notice.

Centre of Natural History
Weinzöttlstraße 16
8045 Graz, Österreich
T +43-316/8017-9000
Appointment upon request


24th/25th December 2023