The development and establishment of the Natural History Museum of Montenegre dates back to 1961, when the Government of Montenegro, with its seat in Podgorica, decided to found the museum. The museum first displayed only a few hundred taxidermy birds, mostly from the Shkodra Lake area. In the ensuing years, the museum collected many more plant and animal specimens, which attracted the attention of nature lovers. Visitors can see many examples of algae, moss, fungi, invertebrates, fish, amphibians, flowers, birds and mammals. Time took its toll on the collection, so the collection was effectively halved after the great earthquake of 1979, when the building was heavily damaged, but the herbariums and geological/paleontological collection were undamaged.
Today, significant work is done to preserve the collection, and the city placed the artefacts under its protection. The museum is particularly interesting to younger visitors, especially curious children who want to get to know the plant and animal world of Montenegro.
Entrance fee for the Natural History Museum
Regular ticket price: €3
Open hours of the Natural History Museum
The museum is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
Author of the text:
Ana Lazarević - our correspondent for the city of Podgorica
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