The aim of the Musee Cantonal de Geologie, situated in the UNIL Anthropole, is to educate the public about minerals. There is ... More
Canton Geology Museum
The aim of the Musee Cantonal de Geologie, situated in the UNIL Anthropole, is to educate the public about minerals. There is much to know about how they have contributed to the evolution of mankind. The Harpe room presents evolution through the observation of fossils whereas Renevier gallery has a large collection of crystals, with a space set aside for fluorescent minerals. One of the rare mammoths to be found in Western Europe is also on display. Check website for more details on current and upcoming events.
This museum is the oldest in the city. It opened in 1882 as the Museu Martorell because a geologist, Francesc
Martorell, donated his collection to found it. You'll see scale models of Montseny Nature Reserve (in Barcelona province) and ...