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The Museum of Natural History

The Museum of Natural History is one of the oldest and most important scientific museums in Tuscany. The building, previously a Camaldolese monastery, houses two centuries of acquisitions and donations. Collections of natural and historical specimens, period instruments and curiosities are displayed in nineteenth century style. The Museum is organised in four main sections and occupies the two floors of the building surrounding the central court, a large basement and an upper floor with attic. A specimen that has become the emblem of the Museum, the skeleton of a 15-metre fin whale, is on show in the courtyard.



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ZOOLOGY

The animal collections, enhanced by their nineteenth century show cases, bring together many specimens of vertebrates (stuffed and mounted in natural poses), skeletons, spirit material, shells of molluscs and cases of insects. Read more



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GEOLOGY

The Geology section includes rich collections of minerals, rocks and fossils.
The many minerals on show come from various countries and offer a panorama of global geodiversity. The rock collections are mainly local (Siena Province, Mt. Amiata and mines in southern Tuscany). Striking specimens include an amethyst geode more than half a metre in diameter. Read more

 



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ANATOMY

The anatomy section occupies the room dedicated to the Tuscan scientist Paolo Mascagni (1755-1815) on the raised first floor. Read more

 

 

 

 

 



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BOTANY

The Botany Section includes various collections. On the ground floor there are terracotta fungi by Francesco Valenti Serini (Valenti Serini room) and his lichen herbarium (Bartalini room), as well as a collection of thin sections of wood (Gabbrielli room). Read more



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CURIOSITIES

The cabinets in the Gabbrielli room contain a great variety of curiosities and historical objects, including a touchstone, emblem of the Accademia, and antique scientific instruments. Read more

 



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RESOURCES

Materials to consult or download. Read more

 

 

ADOPT OUR SPECIMENS

The Museum specimens require constant maintenance to prevent damage by air, light and microorganisms. You can contribute to their conservation by “adopting” them.

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Opening hours

OPENING HOURS OF THE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY

 

Monday 9.00 - 14.00
Tuesday 9.00 - 14.00
Wednesday 9.00 - 14.00
Thursday 9.00 - 14.00
Friday 9.00 - 14.00

 

Closed: afternoons, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays

 



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APP "POCKET MUSEUM"

“Pocket Museum” is a free application designed by the Siena Museums Foundation to facilitate access to six museums in its network. This “pocket guide” is useful for planning a visit and for finding out more about specimens on display. The app has four sections (Museum, Themes, Objects and Areas) each containing captions in three languages, as well as specially made photos and films.

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GOOGLE ARTS & CULTURE

The Accademia dei Fisiocritici has collaborated with the digital archive Google Arts & Culture since 2016. The archive is designed to put world cultural heritage online. The Accademia and its Museum of Natural History are at the centre of three digital exhibitions (two regarding the Natural History project and one regarding the Grand Tour project): the exhibitions, freely accessible to anyone, contain texts and background in Italian and English, 360° panoramic images and photographs of specimens, collections and exhibition spaces.
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The Museum of Natural History is one of the oldest and most important scientific museums in Tuscany. The building, previously a Camaldolese monastery, houses two centuries of acquisitions and donations. Collections of natural and historical specimens, period instruments and curiosities are displayed in nineteenth century style. The Museum is organised in four main sections and occupies the two floors of the building surrounding the central court, a large basement and an upper floor with attic. A specimen that has become the emblem of the museum, the skeleton of a 15-metre whale, is on show in the courtyard.

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