Natural History Museum

Permanent exhibition


In the museum’s main original building – the Baroque Lesliehof in Raubergasse, Graz – visitors receive fascinating insights into the evolution of life, and the resulting diversity of nature. Looking back over hundreds of millions of years up to the challenges of the present, the new Natural History Museum shows the most interesting objects in a multi-disciplinary permanent exhibition, offering insights into the research work undertaken by the team of experts.

Both the buildings and the display rooms were completely renovated as part of the reconfiguration: access to the Natural History Museum is now through the Visitors’ Centre at the Joanneum Quarter. Rearranging the exhibition was sensitively handled by integrating them into the historical building substance; historically popular objects such as the Water Pine or the display mine, which many Styrians remember from earlier visits, have been restored and are on show again. Many rooms that were used as storage depots and offices over many decades are now accessible to visitors for the first time, enabling a larger exhibition area to be available.

The new layout of the Natural History Museum is a striking conclusion to the renovation and revamping wave of the Universalmuseum Joanneum. Over the last 20 years the collections and locations of the Joanneum have been fundamentally renewed.

Curated by: D. Bogner, H.-P. Bojar, I. Fritz, U. Hausl-Hofstätter, M. Gross, R. Höllriegl, B. Leikauf, B. Moser, R. Niederl, W. Paill, P. Sackl, U. Stockinger, E. Wedam, K. Zernig, M. Zerovnik

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Natural History Museum

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


Opening Hours

Tue-Sun, public holidays 10am - 5pm (from 2 January 2022: 10am - 6pm)

Guided tours
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Guided tours on advance notice.

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

Café OHO!
Tues-Sat 10am-12pm


18th April 2022
6th June 2022
15th August 2022
26th December 2022

24th/25th December 2021
1st January 2022
1st March 2022
24th/25th December 2022