Museum Mineralogia Munich
The Museum Mineralogia München is the publicly accessible part of the Mineralogische Staatssammlung München. The main part of the showcases is grouped around the large lecture hall of the institute building. Showcases in the western passage corridor to the scientific institutes explain mineralogical and crystallographic terms.
Mineral of the Month
Monthly we introduce you to a new mineral. You will learn more about the mineral, possible applications in our everyday life and the reasons why scientific questions are exciting. In an extra showcase you can marvel at the mineral of the month during your next visit to the museum.
Our research focuses on the analysis of rocks building the Earth's mantle and its resources. However, the examination of meteorites, especially those originating from Mars, is also of particular importance at the Mineralogische Staatssammlung. Their investigation allows us to draw conclusions about our neighbouring planet and its formation, but also about the early development of Earth and our planetary system.
Bavarian State Collection for Mineralogy
The MSM is a collection with a great history. A whole series of diverse acquisitions formed the basis of a collection that to this day, despite many setbacks extending into the recent past, remains one of the great German mineralogical collections. The team of the Bavarian State Collection for Mineralogy is, in addition to the curatorial tasks for the maintenance of the collections, also engaged in the mediation of mineralogical and geoscientific topics in the Museum Mineralogia Munich.