Prirodoslovni muzej Rijeka

Natural History Museum Rijeka

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Location: Lorenzov prolaz 1, 51000 Rijeka.
(45.329585, 14.444206)
Open: All year Mon-Fri 9-15, 16-20, Sat, Sun 9-13, 14-20.
Closed on public holidays.
Fee: Adults HRK 20, Children (4-16) HRK 10, Children (0-3) free, Students (-26) HRK 10, Seniors (65+) HRK 10, Disabled free.
Groups (10+): Adults HRK 10, Guide HRK 15.
Classification: SubterraneaCave Replica
Light: LightIncandescent Electric Light System
Guided tours: self guided
Photography: allowed
Accessibility: no
Address: Prirodoslovni muzej Rijeka, Lorenzov prolaz 1, 51000 Rijeka, Tel: +385-51-553-669. E-mail:
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18-DEC-2019 new permanent exhibition called The Cave opened.


The Prirodoslovni muzej Rijeka (Natural History Museum Rijeka) is a normal natural history museum with stuffed animals and mineral collection. However, located in the middle of the Dinaric Karst there are numerous exhibition which are related to caves. There are rocks and minerals including tufa from the Plitvitze Lakes and speleothems. There are plants and animals typical for karst areas.

But normally we list only underground sites, the reason why this museum was listed, is the permanent exhibition The Cave, which ws opened in 2019. It was created during the project KRASnKARST. A complete overview on the geology of the Adriatic and the Rijeka area, sea level changes during the Pleistocene, and former and present subterranean habitats. Items from biological collections, a large collection of items found in the caves of the Rijeka region, numerous fossil bones and teeth, discovered in 25 caves, which prove a diverse animal community of the pleistocene, are on display for the first time. Of local fame is the well-preserved skull of a cave bear (Ursus spelaeus) from the nearby ShowcaveŠparožna Jama. The exhibition is completed by archaeological artefacts of palaeolithic and Mesoolithic cultures.

The exhibition uses modern technology, including interactive displays, holographic projections, and digital content. It was co-financed by the funds of the European Union and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.