Hundreds of rocks, minerals and fossils are on display at the Natural History Museum of Denmark. Yet they only represent the 'tip of the iceberg', as most of the museum's geological material is kept in the collections.
Here, hundreds of thousands of minerals, rocks and fossils, which the museum has acquired on expeditions, received as donations, through purchase or exchange.
These specimens are used in research by scientists from home and abroad, for educational purposes or in exhibitions. The oldest specimens date from the middle of the 17th century, and new ones are continually added.
Most of the geological collections of the museum are available for research and outreach purposes, but access is limited to some of them. Please contact the relevant curator and/or collection manager for further information.
- Danekræ fossil trove
- Mesozoic and Cenozoic Invertebrates
- Meteorite collection
- Mineralogy Collection
- Palaeontology Type collection
- Paleozoic Invertebrates
- Petrography and Dynamic Geology
- Quaternary Invertebrates and Plants
- Quaternary Stratigraphy and Sediments
- Quaternary Zoology
- Vertebrate Palaeontology