Plan your visit

Approach by car/bus

Please follow the signs to " Zoo/Naturkundemuseum".
Parking is available at the facility shared with the zoo. There are enough parking lots for cars, ca. 20 lots for buses as well as special parking lots for disabled people.
The parking facility is located ca. 50 meters from the LWL-Museum of Natural History.
Daily rates 4€. Parking coins are avaibable at the museum's information desk.


Approach with the water shuttle "Solaaris"

Since April 2012 you can cross the Aasee (lake) from the city center to the harbor of the museum/zoo with the solar boat "Solaaris". The first solar-passenger-boat in the world was built in Stralsund.
Hours of operation: April - October, Tue - Sun, 10.00 - 17.30.
Stops: Aaseeterassen/Goldene Brücke - Freilichtmuseum Mühlenhof - Allwetterzoo/Naturkundemuseum.
For more information please contact
Peter Overschmidt, Annette Allee 1, 48149 Münster, Telefon 02 51/849-3000

Approach by bike

The LWL-Museum of Natural History can be accessed via bikeways from all directions. The museum can be found in the "Radverkehrsnetz NRW" (bikeway net for Northrhine Westphalia) on the internet. The "100-Schlösser-Route" (100 castles route) runs close to the LWL-Museum of Natural History (Mecklenbecker Straße, on the opposite side of the Aasee).
There are several covered parking lots for bikes. They are located between the Natural History Museum and the zoo.
You can leave your bags and luggage in one of the several lockers in the museum.

For GPS - Users

The coordinates of the LWL-Museum of Natural History are:
5758203 GK

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