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LWL Museum of Natural History, Westphalian State Museum with Planetarium

Sentruper Straße 285
48161 Münster

Phone: +49 (0)251/5916050
Fax: 0251/5916098
Email: naturkundemuseum@lwl.org

Looking a mammoth straight in the eyes, experiencing dinosaurs up close, seeing a native American up on his horse or traveling into the eternity of the universe - all this is possible at the LWL Museum of Natural History in Münster, featuring a planetarium that delivers the sharpest images in Germany. The combination of natural history museum and large sized planetarium under one roof is unequaled throughout Germany. Visitors can go on a fascinating journey to unknown worlds and foreign cultures.The museum was founded in 1892 and houses unique objects such as the world's biggest ammonite and oldest plesiosaurus.

The planetarium's website can be found at: www.lwl-planetarium-muenster.de

Opening hours:

Tuesday – Sunday: 9 am – 6 pm. Closed on Monday.

Shows on public holiday follow Sunday timetables.

Closed on Dec 25 and Dec 31.


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6,50 € 5,50 € 10,50 €

Adults in groups
(min. 16 people)

6,00 € 5,00 € 10,00 €


(up to 5 years)
free 2,60 € 2,60 €
Children & young people

(6 – 17 years)

4,00 € 3,00 € 6,10 €
Family Day Tickets: 14,00 € 13,00 € 22,00 €

* Admission for planetarium events; concessions available for students, trainees, disabled people (minimum 80% disability)

Guided tours:

With each exhibition there is a guided tour for adult groups as well as a special offer for senior citizens.

Public guided tours: Sunday 2:30 pm

Disabled access:



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