Mendel Museum
Mendel Museum
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Oystein F
Gardonne, France334 contributions
Sep 2022
Brno is Mendel’s city. You will find buildings, streets, institutions, and more, related to the eminent Johann Gregor Mendel, this founder of genetics, this most dynamically developing life science, which started with his crossing of plants and later, as a monk and pastor, took him into several fields. The full story, taking you from his beginning to modern genetics you will find in The Muni Mendel Museum which is located in the old Augustinian Abbey. Part of it looks like an ordinary museum, but the complex hold so much more and is actually a full working abbey with it’s monks, it’s library and the impressive Basilica of the Assumption of Our Lady. We spent hours there, being a group of scientists and museum workers and got probably more than the average museum visitors (a visit to a “living” Gregor Mendel in the form of an actor inside Mendel’s cell.) There is so much to experience – enjoy it.
Written September 26, 2022
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Polo M
Paris, France486 contributions
Sep 2021
This place is the exact spot where Gregor Mendel, the father of genetics, performed his peaplant experiments.
The museum sits next to the garden, observatory, and church where Mendel studied. There is a small cafe inside with some gift items. The admission ticket was about €2-3, with free coat and backpack check.
Inside you're guided by a timeline of Mendel's life, his parents, his study, his notes, and any new advances in genetics. There's interactive peas where you can count the results of a punnet square.
The museum is quite small. It took me about 20-30 minutes to get through it. Friendly staff, and great history.
Written November 16, 2021
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taranis_hr
Croatia35 contributions
Apr 2022
A small but very important museum for all mankind. If you are in Brno, be sure to see it. It can be visited in a short time, and you can see it in more detail, depending on how much time you have. There is also a small cafe.
If you are with children, there is also a large children's park nearby.
Written April 21, 2022
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK165,885 contributions
Oct 2019
This museum is located within the grounds of the university and grounds where Gregor Mendel did his famous experiments on peas and plants. The museum is not actually that big, but about the right size for an introduction on genetics. Nearly a third of the museum is dedicated to Mendelian inheritance, which really takes me back to my school days. The remainder of the museum is split between the life of Mendel and more information about genetics, inheritance and some general biology.

A fantastic museum that I could not miss while in the city. The museum is a great way to honour a man ahead of his times and brought us into the modern age of genetics.
Written October 15, 2019
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marco_urbs
Bologna, Italy1,726 contributions
Jul 2014 • Business
If you know who Mendel was, you have to visit this little museum. If you do not know who Mendel was, you MUST visit it!
Written July 13, 2014
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Veronika G
Bratislava, Slovakia77 contributions
May 2017 • Business
We were here in group of geneticists and were really satisfied with the content. Nice explanation of Mendel studies and principle of genetics. I think it's interesting even for non-genetics/non-biology orientated people.
Written January 25, 2018
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Colleen S
Great Falls, MT154 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
OK, Upfront admission that I'm a biologist, but I think everyone would learn something and appreciate the innovative, amazing thinking that Mendel performed at the Abbey. He didn't only work on genetics, but was the first to report scientifically about a tornado. He wrote more paper on meteorology than genetics. I also realized that the church provided opportunities for poor boys.
Written July 11, 2017
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F from NY
New York City, NY140 contributions
May 2017 • Solo
The museum is tiny and so not worthy of Mendel. You can see the whole thing in 15 minutes. They really should do a lot more. And don't go there expecting to see the Abbey where he was the abbot. It is not open to the public unless you call in advance for a group larger than 4. And the greenhouses and the garden where he did his work don't exist any longer. So disappointing.
Written May 3, 2017
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113Apolo
Krakow, Poland838 contributions
Aug 2016
Brno doesn't seem to appreciate enough the importance of their most famous citizen, Gregory Mendel, neither shows sufficient pride of him to honor him adequately. He is admired worldwide, but apparently not in Brno. His name is listed among such great men of Science as Copernicus, Einstein, Newton, Linne or Darwin. His discoveries constituted essential foundations of modern Genetics. While driving through Moravia I made a detour for a special extra stop to see the living quarters of this famous monk and his original gardens. However, much to my disappointment, "Mendelovo Museum" in Brno is limited to a modest digital-interactive exhibition in the completely modernized chambers of the old Mendel's Monastery, recently repossessed by the monks. Out of about 50 original exhibits linked to Mendel which are in the Museum, only half of them is on display in the poorly lit cases. Among others one can see his jewelery, cane, glasses, microscope, even a telescope, and some writings. The Museum is run by the local Masaryk University which rents a few rooms from the Church. Even the reconstructed Mendel's garden beds of peapods can be easily overlooked, obstructed by a modern cafe. The museum is poorly marked, not easy to find in the city. The impressive, beautiful white marble statue of Mendel seems bashfully hidden in the corner of the yard. Furthermore, Mendel's grave in the nearby Ustredni Cemetery is not marked on the common Augustinian monument, and a modest table with his name on the Cemetery wall is masked by the overgrown bushes. Seems that Mendel's unpopularity in his home town still results from the anti-church attitude of previous communist Czechoslovakia, which obviously could not like the fact that this great scientist was clergy.
Written August 9, 2016
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StephenNicholas
Brno11 contributions
Jun 2014 • Friends
It's not so much the museum, which will give you the basic gen on Mendel and even on genetics, if you are a beginner, but better to swat it up beforehand. The thing is just being there, seeing the actual garden where an obscure monk (though he was later abbot) turned the world of life sciences upside down. So revolutionary was his discovery that no one understood it, though he published a proper scientific paper on the subject , which was to be 'rediscovered' over 30 years later by no less than three independent researchers (finding out how come an obscure monk in Brno came to be able to do all this is the real history adventure).
Written July 24, 2014
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