|Welcome to the Naturmuseum in St.Gallen
|The Natural History Museum St.Gallen is an information centre on natural history and related topics for the Swiss cantons of St.Gallen and Appenzell. The city of St.Gallen near Lake Constance is famous for its magnificent abbey library (Stiftsbibliothek) and Rococo cathedral. It is also a traditional textile manufacturing centre for fine embroidery and lace. St.Gallen has a long tradition of natural history collecting.
The oldest exhibit of the Museum, still an attraction for visitors, is a crocodile from the Nile that was mounted in 1623. The collection contains more than 110'000 plants, 110'000 invertebrates, 13'000 vertebrates, 25'000 fossils, and 50'000 geological objects. The Naturmuseum also maintains a database on the current state of the fauna in the cantons of St.Gallen and Appenzell.
The permanent exhibition of the Naturmuseum gives insight into the bird and mammal life of the region, microscopic organisms, palaeontology, and geology.
Several times a year, the Naturmuseum organizes temporary exhibitions accompanied by lectures, guided tours, and demonstrations.
There is also a shop where you can order publications and articles not available elsewhere.
For further information please contact Dr. Toni Bürgin, Director of the Naturmuseum.