Museum of Nature in Jelenia Góra

In the city
Contact ul. Cieplicka 11A
58-560 Jelenia Góra

tel.: 75 75 515 06


The Natural History Museum in Jelenia Góra is located at ul. Cieplicka 11A.

From August 12, 2013, the newest seat of the Nature Museum in Jelenia Góra is formally the northern part of the former post-monastery facility (formerly it was the Długi Dom and the Norwegian Pavilion in the Spa Park), the former seat of the provost in Cieplice of the abbey in Krzeszów (from the end of the 16th century to 1810) later, the headquarters of the Schaffgotsch Majorate Library (from July 1, 1834 to May 8, 1945), then the Scientific Station and the Library of J. S. Bandtkego (from June 8, 1947 to the second half of 1948), museum store of the Ministry of Culture and Arts (from 1949 to 1951), recently serving as a laundry, carpentry, business warehouses and civil defense of the Cieplice Health Resort (in 1952-2009). The monastic part of the Cistercian church in which the Natural History Museum is located in Jelenia Góra is entered in the register of monuments under number A / 4942/1397 of September 17, 1965. The Natural History Museum in Jelenia Góra is the only independent institution of this type in Poland. Other natural history museums in the country operate in frames or structures, such as university centers, PAN centers, national parks, landscape parks or are branches of larger museums. Since 1998, the museum has been publishing its own scientific journal (annual), entitled 'Nature of the Sudetes', and since 2009 the popular science quarterly 'The Garden of the Mountain Spirit' (from 2013 in the electronic version).

Presentation of permanent exhibitions (17 in total):

1. Outdoor exhibitions (4 in total)

    "Karkonoska Pasieka"
    'Microworld "
    "Monastery close"

2. Permanent exhibitions inside the building (13 in total)

    "Salve!" (ground floor entrance hall)
    "Baroque frescoes in the Cieplice provost of the Cistercian monastery in Krzeszów, the foundation of the abbot Bernard Rosy from 1689" (ground floor)
    "Natural treasury of the Giant Mountains and the Jelenia Góra Valley" (ground floor, west wing)
    "History of Cieplice, Spas and monastery" (ground floor, west wing)
    "Nature was once taught" (ground floor, north wing)
    "Schaffgotschs and their collections" (part, north wing)
    "Horns and antlers" (staircase)
    "Colorful world of birds"
    "Mysterious world of mushrooms"
    "Amazing world of insects"
    "Such was the treasury of Silesia"

3. Presentation of the virtual exhibition:

    "Virtual Museum of Baroque Frescos in Lower Silesia" (ground floor, west wing, virtual exhibition room)

4. Presentation of the temporary exhibition in the attic:

    "World animals"

Presentation of virtual exhibitions on the website (14 in total)

    "Flowering meadow" (post-competition exhibition)
    Mock-up of the imaginary city of Lower Silesia "Zbigniew Skopa (photo by S. Firszt, Z. Skop, J. Mielech, K. Matusewicz)
    "The End of Summer" (photo: A.Nowak-Odelga)
    "Snapshots from the life and death of Jeleniogórskie snails in Zabobrze" (photo S. Firszt)
    "Our beautiful trees" (post-competition exhibition)
    "Natural Museum for fun" (drawing by S. Firszt)
    "Our Butterflies" (drawings of children from Zgorzelec taking part in the "Our Nature" project)
    "Landscapes around Cieplice" (photo R. Literacki)
    "Fauna and flora in the lens of Ryszard Literacki" (photo R. Literacki)
    "INSIDEOUT" (photo: Dominika Zając)
    "Paintings painted with photography" (photo: W. Grzelak)
    "Great Water in Kowary, August 1897" (by K. Sawicki)
    "Insects insects" (by L. Kośny)
    Destruction in the city park in Legnica, after the trumpet in 2009 (photo by S. Firszt).


The Natural Museum in its collections has, among others: 30,000 insect specimens, 4,000 shells, 2,000 specimens of rocks, minerals and fossils, 1000 dermoplast models of birds, 200 horns and antlers, 200 bird eggs, 70 dermoplast preparations of mammals, 50 tree sections, 40 specimens of cuticles, 20 dermoplast specimens of amphibians, reptiles, fish and wet invertebrates, 10 historic dermoplast models (as of December 2010).

In addition, the Natural History Museum has about 2,000 objects of historical collections (including postcards, photographs, badges, coins) and auxiliary collections: plaster castings of mushrooms (250 pieces), figural hives (20 pieces) and other items.

Opening hours:

May - September:

    Monday: closed
    Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 - 18:00
    Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 - 17:00

October - April:

    Monday: closed
    Tuesday - Friday: 9:00 - 16:00
    Saturday - Sunday: 9:00 - 16:00

The cash desk is closed an hour before the Museum closes.

Ticket prices:

Free admission on Saturday

    Concession ticket: PLN 4
    Normal ticket: PLN 5

Guided tour:

    cost PLN 30
    only after making an appointment by phone
    guide shows on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.00 (in the period from V-IX from 10.00), and on Thursdays from 11.30 (in VII and VIII from 10.00)
    on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays there is no possibility of guided tours

Free entrance:

    children under 4 years
    war veterans and museologists (upon presentation of the ID card)




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Jelenia Góra, Dolnośląskie
Cieplicka 11A, 58-560 Jelenia Góra

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