Museum (Silke's favourites)


Naturhistorisches Museum, Vienna, Austria

Presolar diamonds
extracted from Allende

by Silke Merchel



Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences,
Brussels, Belgium

Only a few meteorites on display
(in different rooms) from a big collection,
but the dinosaur hall (with a piece of Mont-Dieu) is superb!!!


Natural History Museum -
Copenhagen, Denmark

In front of the museum
Cape York
"Agpalilik (the Man)"
(was about 20 t before cutting)




Musée de minéralogie -
École des Mines de Paris, France

Some meteorites in mineralogical collection:
e.g. Ensisheim, Canyon Diablo



Georg-August-University Göttingen

Geoscience Centre, GZG, Germany

One of the oldest collections in the world (from 1777)
- also with new pieces like Kharga (Egypt, 2000)


Bergbaumuseum, Bochum, Germany

Only one meteorite in mineralogical


Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin, Germany

very "old" and valuable collection
(here: 215 kg Gibeon & a meteoritics scientist from 2004 (top)
& pieces from the Chladni collection (bottom))



Planetarium, Bochum, Germany

small pieces of Canyon Diablo
(shown here) and "others"
can be seen while waiting for excellent "Planetarium show"


Kulturhistorische Museum Magdeburg, Germany

 a 12 kg piece of Gibeon plus smaller pieces
of Dhofar 1085 (lunar) & HaH 285 (howardite)

Aquazoo Löbbecke Museum, Düsseldorf, Germany

unexpected display of Brenham meteorite and further information (for kids)



Rieskrater-Museum, Nördlingen, Germany

excellent exhibition - not only about the
Nördlinger Ries impact
here a piece of Canyon Diablo



Planetario Ulrico Hoepli, Milano, Italy

small, but nice display - including Martian meteorite


Post Street Mall, Windhoek, Namibia
(not a museum, but nice display of Gibeon pieces in the pedestrian zone of Windhoek)


Muzeum Ziemi, Faculty of Geographical and
 Geological Sciences
Poznan, UAM, Poland

small selection of meteorites,
but with big and wonderful pieces of Morasko
e.g. one piece of 261.8 kg (shown here) !

see also the Morasko strewn field nearby!


Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum,
Glasgow, Scotland

small collection within "mixed" museum


Museo de la Ciencia y el Cosmos, Tenerife, Spain

single meteorite on display within "mixed"
interactive science museum
(55 kg chondrite from Mahbes region, Sahara)


Great North Museum, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

very small collection within "mixed" museum
(Sikhote-Alin, Henbury, Huckhitta, Gibeon,...)


The National History Museum, London, UK

highlights of the collection on display
including Martian meteorites & presolar grains


The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences,
Cambridge, UK

highlights of the collection on display
including Martian meteorites & presolar grains


American Museum of Natural History,
New York City

Cape York
Ahnighito ("the tent")

weight approx. 31t


Institute of Meteoritics, University of New Mexico,
Albuquerque, USA

unfortunately closed on weekends,
therefore, no meteorite pictures here


Fort Worth, Texas, USA

One of the best collections, I have ever seen!
Great meteorites and extraordinary presentation!
(here: "Scurry" found 1937 in Texas (right) &
"Arispe" found 1896 in Mexico (left))


The Field Museum of Natural History,





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