Free entrance to the Natural History Museum
The impressive blue whale skeleton which is the only one in Poland; the largest herbarium collection in Europe; specimens of extinct animals, such as the Tasmanian wolf (Thylacinus cynocephalus), the Carolina parakeet (Conuropsis carolinensis), the Black-winged lapwing (Vanellus macropterus), the Huia (Heterolocha acutirostris) and the great auk (Alca impennis). Its botanical and zoological collections rank second in Poland in terms of number and scientific value. The museum also has one of the world’s largest collections of caterpillars, corals and polychaetes, the world’s largest collection of naked snails, and Poland’s largest collection of vertebrate skeletons.
You are especially invited to this extraordinary place from 1 December 2021. Then the Museum opens its doors even wider, and the entire academic community can visit it for free. People studying (also as doctoral students) and working at UWr are entitled to free entry. People working at the Museum want it to be a common university space, a place for meetings on both professional and private grounds. It is also intended to serve all members of the UWr community as a place to organise their own temporary exhibitions, integrated into the context of the interface between science, nature and culture.
The Natural History Museum of the University of Wrocław
ul. Sienkiewicza 21, 50-335 Wrocław