In 1874, Giuseppe Meneghini succeeded Pilla in the teaching of geology, and Antonio D’Achiardi took on the chair of mineralogy. From 1823 to 1887, the museum and the adjoining research laboratories went through a period of rapid expansion. This led to the existing collection, comprised of over two hundred thousand scientific specimens from four centuries of naturalistic research in Pisa. In their present location, the rooms and galleries of the zoological, mineralogical and paleontological sectors offer plenty of historical and architectural references. Also part of the museum is a 5-hectare plot of land surrounding the buildings, characterized by typical Tuscan crops and a canalization and storage system for spring and rainwater.
Natural History Museum
Via Roma, 103
Accesso al servizio di georeferenziazione
Winter: Open from Tuesday to Saturday from 9am to 5pm; Sundays and holidays from 10am to 6pm.
Summer: Open from Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 6pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10am to 7pm; closed on Mondays, January 1st, May 1st and December 25th.
Admission: € 5.00; € 2.50 for people aged 6 to 18; one reduced-price ticket for every two full-price tickets sold.
How to get there:
From Pisa take the CPT bus for Calci, leaving from the Piazza Sant’Antonio. The museum is located approximately 10 km from Pisa. Cars and caravans can be parked near the entrance.