The museum was established in 1980 by Thomas Witt. His well-known family founded Witt Weiden, one of Germany's oldest mail-order houses.
Since 2000 the museum is part of the Zoologische Staatssammlung München (The Bavarian State Collection of Zoology) in Munich. The collection consists of about 10 million specimens from all over the world. It is worldwide the largest collection of moths. The Museum Witt has a collection of 2.5 to 3 million butterflies, and The Bavarian State Collection of Zoology additional 7 million butterflies. A crew of permanent scientists work at the museum and it has an impressing library.
Thomas Witt was awarded with the Ritter-von-Spix-Medal in 2001.
- Museum Witt Munich (English)