Natural History Museum

Permanent exhibition

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

In the museum’s main original building – the Baroque Lesliehof in Raubergasse, Graz – from March 15th 2013 onwards, 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.

Our sponsors and partners:

Natural History Museum

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


Opening Hours

Tues-Sun 10am-5pm

Guided tours 

Sat, Sun, public holidays 2:30pm (ger) 
For specific dates, please visit our calendar. Guided tours also on advance notice.

Opening hours OHO!
Tues - Sat 10am - 12pm
Closed: Mon, Sun, Public holidays and 19.-26.02.2018


2nd April
21st May

24th/25th December