Natural History Museum of Geneva

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Natural History Museum of Geneva
Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève
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Natural History Museum of Geneva is located in Switzerland
Natural History Museum of Geneva
Location within Switzerland
Coordinates Coordinates: 46°11′56″N 6°09′30″E / 46.1989°N 6.1583°E / 46.1989; 6.1583
Collection size 15'000'000 specimens
Visitors 250'000 per year
The two headed tortoise Janus in 2008.

The Natural History Museum of Geneva (in French: Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève) is a natural history museum in Geneva, Switzerland.

Louis Jurine’s collections of Hymenoptera, Coleoptera, Lepidoptera and Hemiptera are held by the museum.

The museum also contains a collection of intricate glass models of invertebrates by Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka and a two headed tortoise named Janus


  • Aellen, W., 1970. 150 ans du Muséum d'Histoire naturelle de Genève. A. Kundig Genève.
  • Sigrist, R., 1990. Les origines de la Société de Physique et d'Histoire naturelle (1790–1822). La science genevoise face au modèle français, Genève. Mémoires de la SPHN, 45/1.
  • Sigrist, R., 1995. Les origines du Muséum d'histoire naturelle: 1794–1820. Revue des Musées de Genève. (No spécial: Le Muséum d'histoire naturelle de Genève : 175 ans), 335, juin: 2–6.

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