National Zoological Museum of Franko Lviv National University.

  • National Zoological Museum of Franko Lviv National University is one of the oldest university museums in Europe.

    Established, as the Cabinet of Natural History in 1784. With the advent of Lviv University professor Benedict Dybowski, it got the status of Zoological Museum. February 25, 1885 by the order of the rector to create a museum for the Cabinet were given three rooms and a corridor. Thus, the museum received at its disposal five rooms with a total area of ​​470 m2, which until now introduce to students biologists and numerous visitors fauna from all over the world. Today, the museum has more than 178 thousand items, 10 thousand of which form the exposition. The museum has preserved more than 130 type specimens of animals, those that were first discovered and described to science. The museum collection represents all the continents and many water areas of the globe.

    Zoological Museum does guided tours for both students, staff of the University but also to other visitors. 

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