Welcome to Paleontological Ground Monument Preservation in Westphalia-Lippe

Fossilized treasures – Preserve, care, discover, document and maintain!

Outstanding and unique fossils have been saved from destruction by the LWL-Museum of Natural History since 1980.
In most German states paleontological objects are protected by law. That is also the case in North Rhine-Westphalia. According to preservation laws in the state animal and plant relicts of geological eras, that means fossils, can be preserved as ground monuments since 1980. Ever since, the LWL-Museum of Natural History in Münster has assumed the job of paleontological ground monument preservation in Westphalia-Lippe.   

Visitor Information

LWL-Museum of Natural History
Westphalian State Museum and Planetarium
Paleontological Ground Monument Preservation
Sentruper Str. 285 | D-48161 Münster
Phone +49.251.591-05 | Fax 49.251.591-6098