Permanent exhibitions

Around the building
The huge rocks placed near the Museum entrance tell about millions of years of the geological history. Exhibited in the order of their formation, they include a Gneiss from kópháza, a Devonian limestone rock from Szabadbattyán, a Permian sandstone from the Balaton Highlands. The Mesozoic is represented by sedimentary rocks (limestone with molluscs and ammonites). The last 65 million years produced rocks formed in volcanic, marine, and fresh water environment.
Inside the building

The Variety of LIFE – Exploring the natural world of Hungary

Would you believe that all organisms on Earth, including humans, are related to each other?
We have a common ancestor: a cell which appeared billions of years ago in the water of the ancient ocean, began to reproduce, evolve and has been reborn in numerous variations ever since.
We are all shaped by the same evolutionary forces, built from the same material and function by the same principles. We, humans as well, are and have been shaped by natural selection.

Lost Worlds – Age of Dinosaurs in Hungary

Do you think that there are dinosaur fossils in Hungary?

The first findings were found near IharkĂşt in the Transdanubian Mountains. Lifelike reconstructions were created from these fossils, which can be seen for the first time in the exhibition.

Underground secrets – minerals, rocks, gems

Minerals are parts of our everyday life. We can meet with their different forms. Think of the salt that can be found in our foods or the graphite that fill our pencils as well as the emerald or diamond that occur in jewelries.

Fin Whale Skeleton

Arriving through the Main Entrance, the visitor stops under the hanging skeleton of a fin whale.

African diorama around a real pond

Africa has played an important role in the history of the HNHM.

The rich diversity of coral reefs

A wonderful world comes to life at about 60 cm "depth" below the 122 square meter glass floor of the museum.

Opal from Kisnána (Dear Visitor! You can not see the Opal from Kisnána because it was moved to the Castle of Kisnána. Thank you for your understanding.)

Andesite belonging to the Miocene volcanic series if the Mátra (aged 15 million years) is excavated from the stone mine of Kisnána in the valley of Tarnóc.