Natural History Museum

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Basic info

Type of attraction


Italian name

Museo Civico di Storia Naturale


Lungadige Porta Vittoria 9 – 37129 Verona

Website (italian)
+045 8079400

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How to visit


Adult (26 to 65): 6,00€
Senior (over 65): 4,00€
Young Adult (18 to 25): 2,00€
Children & Young (under 18): Free*

*For children under 14 only if accompanied by an adult.

Free access
  • Children & Young (under 18)
  • Verona Card
Opening times

Tuesday – Sunday: 10 am – 6 pm

Last Admission: 5:30 pm

Closing days
  • Mondays
  • December 25 & January 1

Lungadige Porta Vittoria 9 – 37129 Verona

Public transports

From Catullo Verona Airport:
Bus 199
+ 4 min walk to Bus Terminal Fs-C5:
+ Bus 101 + 1 min walk

Bus 199
+ 4 min walk to Bus Terminal A3:
+ Bus 107 + 1 min walk

From Verona Porta Nuova Bus Station:
Terminal B1: Bus 11 + 4 min walk

Terminal A5: Bus 123 + 4 min walk

More details

  • Pompeii Palace: the building that houses the Museum. It was projected by the architect Michele Sanmicheli.
  • Fossils of Bolca: a collection composed of many animal and plant species found in the Lessini mountains, near from Verona. It is a testimony of life on Earth 50 million years ago.
  • Zoology: a great diversity of animals is on display, from the simplest forms (corals) to the largest and most complex. Highlights include the 4 m skull of a common whale and butterflies with their festival of colors.
  • Marine Diorama: in the “Water Earth Air” Hall. It represents marine environments and the animals that inhabit the Pacific Ocean (such as the Japanese giant crab).
  • Fossil Vertebrates: range from the Holocene to the Carboniferous. Particularly noteworthy are a sea turtle from the Cretaceous period, fossils of elephants, a bear and a cave lion, as well as the skull of a mammoth.
  • Geology: the displayed rock and mineral samples attest to the geological richness of the Italian peninsula.
  • Veronese Naturalism Hall: dedicated to the figures who, from the 16th century to the present day, have contributed in their broad fields of research to the development of the Verona Museum of Natural History.

1530-1550 – The Pompeii Palace, current home to the Museum of Natural History, is commissioned by the Lavezzola family to the architect Michele Sanmicheli. It was later acquired by the Pompeii family.

c. 1550 – Francesco Calzolari, naturalist collector and author of “The Journey to Monte Baldo,” creates a museum of plants and natural objects in his house in Verona. It is considered one of the first Natural History Museums.

1833 – Count Alessandro Pompei donates the Palace of Pompeii to the Municipality of Verona with the aim of becoming an exhibition center and housing artistic and scientific collections.

1858 – Expansion works of the original nucleus of the building.

1926 – The Museum of Natural History is officially established.

1940s – The Museum suffers significant damage mostly near the end of the Second World War. Collections are evacuated and placed in secure storage.

1945-48 – The Museum undergoes reconstruction works and reopens in 1952.

1960-1965 – Closed to the public for restoration and reorganization efforts.

1965 – Reopening of the Museum.

the surroundings

  • Church of Saint Fermo (210 m)
  • Juliet’s House (550 m)
  • Lamberti Tower (750 m)
  • Verona Arena (950 m)
  • Archeological Museum (1 km)
  • Verona Cathedral (1,2 km)
  • Castelvecchio Museum (1,4 m)
  • Bottega del Krapfen (54 m)
  • Wallet Pizza (120 m)
  • L’Accademia (160 m)
  • Piadineria Artigiana Bacchabundus (250 m)
  • Scalin Osteria in Veronetta (270 m)