Civic Museum of Natural History, Trieste

Civic Museum of Natural History, Trieste

We at Hotel Major make sure that your vacation is as pleasant as possible and that you have fun while staying at our Hotel. But do you think how nice it would be that during your vacation you, in addition to enjoying the walks and the beach, you can also learn about culture and history. It is only 35 minutes away. And you can enjoy the whole trip as the road stretches along the magnificent coastline and has a fantastic view.

The museum was opened as a zoological historical center in 1846. With the name “Gabinetto Zoologico Zootomico” and set in Palazzo Biserini in Piazza Hortis (ex Piazza Lipsia) in 1852. Where has existed together with the Civic Library and the scholarly galleries until 2010. In 1855 the museum was renamed under the protectorate of Archduke Ferdinand Maximilian “Civico Museo Ferdinand Maximilian”. Through numerous gifts and because of a few worldwide undertakings (like the Novara frigate), the gallery has fostered a scope of displays. While keeping a zoological location, it currently has vegetation, topographical, and paleontological examples and an enormous library containing works in different dialects.

Civic Museum of Natural History, Trieste

In 2010, the gallery moved to the new settle in through Cumano (entrance from by means of dei Tominz 4). Close to Civico Museo della Guerra per la Pace Diego de Henriquez, with whom is important for a lone exhibition hall center.

Within excess of 2 million shows, mostly coming from the Karst Plateau and the Adriatic. The Museum of Natural History owes its distinction not exclusively to its early founding in 1846, making it one of the oldest in Italy. Yet additionally to its assortments of extraordinary displays, which make it very interesting.


The objects in plain view range from the dinosaur Antonio (Tethyshadros Insularis), the biggest and most complete dinosaur found in Italy and Europe’s. Most significant paleontological disclosure. To the most antiquated illustration of dental consideration on the planet. A human jaw over 6400 years of age that has a dental filling made of beeswax.

This lobby contains the dinosaur called Antonio (Tethyshadros insularis), a hadrosauroid dinosaur dated 75 million years prior, found in Villaggio del Pescatore paleontological site. It is quite possibly the most complete dinosaurs that have been gathered. 4-meters in length and 1.3-meters tall, Tethyshadros lived on an island in the Western piece of Tethys Ocean, among Africa and Northern Europe.

The lobby incorporates other dinosaur displays from a similar territory: front legs, a vertebra, a pelvis bone, a skull. A grandstand shows the connected fauna: fishes, crocodiles, shrimps, a pterosaur bone, and possibly a theropod one.

The undisputed star of the historical center is Carlotta, a 5.4-meter-long white shark that was gotten by a valiant skipper in 1906 in the North Adriatic.

However, that isn’t all – the historical center additionally has a dependable propagation of the Wunderkammer (Cabinet of Curiosities) and Zoological Cabinet that shaped the gallery’s unique core, empowering guests to encounter the charm of logical exhibition halls of the past.


Obviously, guests ought not miss different fossils, including the Acynodon adriaticus, an exceptional clam eating crocodile, and the old Carsosaurus Marchesetti, a secretive crude marine reptile.

This corridor is alluded to fossil science in the Province of Trieste. Through its shows, the corridor shows guests how fossilization happens, both in water climate and in earthbound climate. The lobby contains an exhibit with Rudists, antiquated marine bivalves living on ocean depths became wiped out 65 million years prior, that are the most widely recognized fossils in Karst calcareous rocks. Another feature shows how the Province of Trieste and, particularly, the Karst have created from the geopaleontologic perspective. The last piece of the lobby is alluded to the Villaggio del Pescatore paleontological site

What else you can see at the Civic Museum of Natural History, Trieste

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Other must-see attractions incorporate the Human Evolution Room, the Giants of Earth Sea Rooms (containing elephants, priest seals, sperm whales, whales and the legendary narwhal), the Theater of Skeletons and the Cycle of Life Room. At last, the visit can be finished up with a plunge into the ocean, among sharks, coral, goliath crabs and the Coelacanth, a remote ocean familial fish and genuine living fossil.

The botanic assortment has around thirty herbariums and other material coming from the area and furthermore from everywhere Italy.

At The zoological assortment has, among others, corals, madrepores, ocean and softwater fish, creatures of land and water, reptiles, birds and vertebrates from everywhere the world.

The mineral and paleontological assortments that you can find at Civic Museum of Natural History, Trieste are likewise rich, among which the fossil of a 4-meter long hadrosaurus basically complete and anatomically associated, found close to Trieste.

The Museum has additionally a part on the advancement of primates, with the skull of the Man from Mompaderno and numerous significant projects of fossil primates among which the popular “Lucy”.

At The logical library is very much outfitted of books, where you will discover for the most part periodics (both homegrown and unfamiliar).

So many things to see and learn at NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM OF TRIESTE. And after a visit to the museum you can relax and enjoy the rest of the day at Hotel Major. The best Hotel at Ronchi Dei Legionari.

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Hotel Major is only 6 minutes away from Trieste Airport.

From the Trieste Airport take Via Aquileia/SS14 and SS677 to Via Pietro Micca and then turn right to stay on Via Pietro Micca. Continue straight and then turn left, turn left again and Hotel Major will be on the right.

In our Hotel, in addition to hospitality, you will find a restaurant, a gym and a conference room to meet your highest requirements. The restaurant serves delicious food. Our chefs cook respecting those who have food intolerances. You will also find rooms suitable for your every need. As family rooms, business rooms as well as standard rooms. You are always welcome in Hotel Major every time you visit Trieste.

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