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Phyletisches Museum

Vor dem Neutor 1, 07743 Jena, Thuringia, Germany
+49 3641 949180
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Small museum with lovely displays but all in German

This is a really interesting museum with lots of information on evolution. Ernst Haeckel worked in... read more

Reviewed March 8, 2017
blJOg
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Phyletic museum

A nice place to visit for an hour or two. The museum has no english translations available, but the... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2016
jan P
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Founded by Ernst Haeckel, the Phyletisches Museum is a globally unique institution. It is not just a natural history museum, but has been, from the start, a place dedicated to illustrating the development of life. Its main areas of focus are phylogeny and the theory of evolution, and it also celebrates the meeting of art and nature. The façade of the Art nouveau building, itself a cultural monument, is adorned with two important terms which Haeckel coined in Jena: Ontogenie (ontogeny) and Phylogenie (phylogeny).
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Oct 22, 2016
“Phyletic museum”
Mar 8, 2017
“Small museum with lovely displays but all in German”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Vor dem Neutor 1, 07743 Jena, Thuringia, Germany
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Reviewed March 8, 2017

This is a really interesting museum with lots of information on evolution. Ernst Haeckel worked in Jena and was the founding farther of phylogenetics so the museum displays all have displays with and evolutionary biology angle. The only problem is that all the displays are...More

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Reviewed October 22, 2016

A nice place to visit for an hour or two. The museum has no english translations available, but the collection itself is very nice.

Thank jan P
Reviewed February 20, 2015

This gem of a museum covers evolution and genetics as well as other aspects of natural history. The collections are presented really nicely as separate subjects, so in one case you may have birds and in another case molluscs and the subjects range from sea...More

1  Thank Susan R
Reviewed March 28, 2013

among the other attractions in Jen the Phyletic museum is attractive more for all whose are intersting in nature and evolution, but the form of explanation is amazing .....

1  Thank Garfield_the_Tourist
Reviewed February 17, 2013

A wonderful collection, I enjoyed wandering around very much. It's only €1.50 if you have a student card (I guess that's the general concession price). They ask for an additional €2 if you want to take photographs. Pro: It's open on a Sunday (almost everything...More

2  Thank Rebecca D
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