Museums, Collections and Gardens of Münster University

Research and teaching at Münster Univerity happens not only in leturs halls, libraries and laboratories. A lot of studyprogrammes and research projects make use of scientific collections, some of these are internationally reknown. Three university-museums are open to the public, as well as two gardens: the Botanical Garden and the Medicinal Plant Garden.

For more information on the scientific collections at Münster University listed below please check here [de].

© Archäologisches Museum

Archaeological Museum

Research- and Studycollection as well as public exhibition of the Institute for Classical Archaeology and Christian Archaeology

Domplatz 20-22 | 48143 Münster
Tel: +49 251 83-25412, Fax: +49 251 83-25422
hnieswan@uni-muenster.de

Homepage [de]

© © WWU - Peter Grewer

Botanical Garden

Object of study, leisure zone and protected space for endangered flora

Schlossgarten 3 | 48149 Münster
Tel: +49 251 83-23827, Fax: +49 251 83-23800
botanischer.garten@uni-muenster.de

Homepage [de]

© WWU - MünsterView

Bible Museum

Studycollection and exhibition space of the Institute for New Testament Textual Research

Pferdegasse 1 | 48143 Münster
Tel: +49 251 83-22580, Fax: +49 251 83-22582
bibelmuseum@uni-muenster.de

Homepage [de]

© WWU - Peter Leßmann

Geomuseum

Because of a thorough renovation of the baroque museums building the museum is closed until further notice.

Pferdegasse 3 | 48143 Münster
Tel: +49 251 83-33964, Fax: +49 251 83-33968
geomuseum@uni-muenster.de

Homepage [de]

Collections, gardens and museums of Münster University

  • © Prosektur Anatomie

    Anatomical Collection

    FB 05 - Faculty of Medicine
    Prosektur of the Institute für Anatomy

    Head of Collections: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knabe

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  • © Archäologisches Museum

    Archaeological Museum

    FB08 - Faculty of History and Philosophy
    Institute for Classical Archaeology and Christian Archaeology

    Director: Prof. Dr. Achim Lichtenberger

    Custodian: Dr. H.-Helge Nieswandt

    Homepage [de]

  • © Krueger/IPBP

    Medicinal Plant Garden

    FB 12 - Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
    Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry

    Head of collections: Prof. Dr. Andreas Hensel

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  • Bakelit-Collection

    FB 12 - Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
    Institute of didactis of chemistry

    Head of collections: N.N.

  • © WWU /INTF/Bibelmuseum

    Bible Museum

    FB 1 - Faculty of Protestant Theology
    Institute for New Testament Textual Research

    Head of Collections: Prof. Dr. Holger Strutwolf

    Custodian: Dr. Jan Graefe

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  • © WWU - Eckhard Kluth

    Biblical-Archaeological Collection

    FB 2 - Faculty of Catholic Theology
    Institute for contemporary history and religious hisory of the Old Testament

    Head of collections: Prof. Dr. Johannes Schnocks

  • © WWU - Peter Grewer

    Botanical Garden

    FB 13: Faculty of Biology
    Institute for evolution and biodiversity

    Director: Prof. Dr. Kai Müller

    Head of collections: Dr. Dennise Stefan Bauer

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  • Lanternslide-Collection on "Hausforschung"

    FB 8: Faculty of History and Philosophy
    Institute for cultural anthropology / European Ethnology

    Head of collections: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Timm

  • © Wolfgang Knabe

    Embryological Collection Kuhn

    FB 05 - Faculty of Medicine
    Prosektur of the Institute für Anatomy

    Head of Collections: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Knabe

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  • © Institut

    Studygarden of the Centre for the Didactics of Biology

    FB 13: Faculty of Biology
    Centre for the Didactics of Biology

    Custodian: PD Dr. Gesine Hellberg-Rode

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  • © WWU - Peter Leßmann

    Geological Palaeontological Collection

    FB 14: Faculty of Geosciences
    Institute for Geology and Palaeontology

    Custodian: Dr. Markus Bertling

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  • Geomuseum

    FB 14: Faculty of Geosciences

    Director: Prof. Dr. Harald Strauß

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  • © Barbara Plenge

    Historical Pianoforte Collection Beetz

    FB 15: University of Music

    Head of collections: Prof. Ulrich Beetz

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  • © WWU - Eckhard Kluth

    Art Collections of the University

    Central Custorian

    Custodian: Dr. Eckhard Kluth

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  • Studycollection of the Department for Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology

    FB 8: Faculty of History and Philosophy
    Seminar for History - Department for Pre- and Protohistoric Archaeology

    Head of collections: Prof. Dr. Ralf Gleser

    Custodian: Dr. Claudia Tappert

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  • © WWU - Eckhard Kluth

    Studycollection of the Centre for the Didactics of Biology

    FB 13: Faculty of Biology
    Centre for the Didactics of Biology

    Head of collections: Prof. Dr. Marcus Hammann

  • © Institut für Ethik, Geschichte und Theorie der Medizin

    Medical Historic Collection Rothschuh

    FB 5: Faculty of Medicine
    Institute for Medical Ethics, History and Theory

    Head of collections: Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Hofer

  • © Addi Bischoff

    Meteorites Collections

    FB 14: Faculty of Geosciences
    Institute for Planetology

    Head of collections: Prof. Dr. Addi Bischoff

  • © Institut

    Mineralogical-Petrographical Collection

    FB 14: Faculty of Geosciences
    Institute for Mineralogy

    Custodian: PD Dr. Peter Schmidt-Beurmann

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  • © WWU - Eckhard Kluth

    Collection of Montessori Materials

    FB 6: Faculty of Educational and Social Science
    Institute for Educational Science | Learning Workshop for individual promotion and pedagogic diagnostics

    Head of collections: Prof. Dr. Christian Fischer, Dipl.Psych.

    Cusordian: Prof. em. Dr. Harald Ludwig

  • © Jeanette Crout

    Collection of Medical Moulds

    FB 5: Faculty of Medicine
    Clinic for Dermatology

    Head of Collections: Prof. Dr. Sonja Ständer

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  • © Robert Dylka

    Collection of Antique Numismatics

    FB 8: Faculty of History and Philosophy
    Institute of Classical Archaeology and Christian Archaeology | Research unit for Antique Numismatics

    Head of collections: Prof. Dr. Achim Lichtenberger

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  • Pathological Collection

    FB 5: Faculty of Medicine
    Gerhard-Domagk-Institute for Pathologie

    Department Head: Prof. Dr. med Eva Wardelmann

    Custodian: Prof. em. Dr. Klaus-Michael Müller

  • © Institut

    Pharmaceutical Display Collection

    FB 12: Faculty of Chemistry and Pharmacy
    Institute for Pharmaceutical Biology and Phytochemistry

    Head of Collections: Prof. Dr. Andreas Hensel

  • Pop-Archive

    FB 9: Faculty of Philology
    German Department

    Head of Collections: Prof. Dr. Moritz Baßler

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  • © WWU - Eckhard Kluth

    Collection of the Seminar for Religious Studies

    FB 2: Faculty of Catholic Theology
    Seminar for Religious Studies | Institute for und Institut für Mission Studies and  und non-European Theologies

    Heads of Collections: Prof. Dr. Astrid Reuter / Prof. Dr. Norbert Hintersteiner

  • Holl Collection

    FB 9: Faculty of Philology
    Institute for Arabistic and  für Arabistik und Islamic Studies

    Custodian: Dr. Monika Springberg-Hinsen

  • Collection of the Institute for Comperative History of Towns

    FB 8: Faculty of History and Philosophy
    Institute for Comperative History of Towns

    Custodian: Ria Hänisch

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  • © WWU - Peter Grever

    Remy Collection

    FB 1: Faculty of Protestant Theology
    Institute for New Testament Textual Research | Bible Museum

    Head of collections: Prof. Dr. Holger Strutwolf

    Custodian: Dr. Jan Graefe

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  • Special Collections of the University Archive

    University Archive

    Head of Department: Dr. Sabine Happ

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  • Special Collections of the University and State Library

    Universitäts- und Landesbibliothek

    Director: Dr. Beate Tröger

    Department 3: Historical Collections
    Department Head: Dr. Henning Dreyling

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  • © WWU - Emanuel Hünber

    Sport-Historical Movies-Collection

    FB 7: Faculty of Psychology/Sport and Exercise Sciences
    Institute for Sport and Exercise Sciences

    Custodian: Dr. Emanuel Hübner

University Collections which have been surrendered or destroyed, are lost or obscure

  • Ethnological Studycollection Kröger

    formerly
    FB 8: Faculty of History and Philosophy
    Institute for Ethnology

    Surrendered to the "Forum der Völker", Werl

  • Collection of Apparatus for Experimental Gestalt Psychologie

    formerly
    FB 7: Faculty of Psychology/Sport and Exercise Sciences
    Institute of Psychology

    Surrendered to the Adolf-Würth-Centre for the History of Psychology at Würzburg University

  • Herbarium of Münster University (MSUN)

    formerly?
    FB 13: Faculty of Biology
    Institute for Evolution and Biodiversity

    Obscure

  • "Kunstkabinett" (Studycollection for Art History)

    formerly
    FB 8: Faculty of History and Philosophy
    Institute for Art History

    Destroyed during World War II.

  • Studycollections for Plant Models

    formerly
    FB 13: Faculty of Biology
    former Botanical Institute

    Surrendered to the LWL-Museum for Natural History, Münster

  • Studycollection for Animal Preparations

    formerly?
    Fachbereich 13 - Biologie
    Institut für Allgemeine Zoologie

    Obscure

  • Educational Charts Collections of the former Institute for Zoology and Genetics

    formerly?
    FB 13: Faculty of Biology
    Institute for Zoology

    Obscure

  • Museum for the History of Leprosy (Gesllschaft für Leprakunde e.V.)

    Not associated with Münster University

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  • Literary Western Collection

    FB 9: Faculty of Philology
    English Department

    Temporary surrendered

  • Dental Medicinal Collection

    formerly
    FB 5: Faculty of Medicine
    Clinic for Dentistry

    Destroyed durcing World War II.