Anatomical Museum

The art of conservation par excellence

Around 1,800 exhibits are on display in the Anatomical Museum in Innsbruck. This sight of Innsbruck belongs to the University of Innsbruck. The museum area is located in the anatomical institute building. The collection includes skeletons, skulls, as well as wet and dry preparations.

Art included

The Anatomical Museum is particularly distinguished by the fact that visitors can also find works here that are as artistically impressive as they are technically accurate. Painter Franz Batke's watercolour and oil paintings illustrate the construction of the skeletons.

Up to date to this day

Anatomical museums have a long tradition. Thanks to the famous “Körperwelten” exhibition and the media presence associated with it, the exhibition of specimens was given a prominent place in today's world. At the end of the day, this exhibition is nothing more than a modern version of an anatomical museum.

Anatomical varieties

Human development is outlined, showing anatomical varieties. Visitors will also gain insight into the entire range of anatomical conservation techniques. It was and still is important to preserve skulls or organs, such as lungs or hearts.

The Anatomical Museum is particularly proud of the dry preparations by Ferdinand Hochstetter from the years 1896 to 1908. A part of the collection is specifically dedicated to vertebrates. A multitude of wet preparations and skeletons can be seen here. Everything together contributes to providing visitors with a comprehensive insight into the history and work of anatomy.

Opening hours

Thursday from 03:30 to 06:00 pm and upon prior appointment

Guided tours upon prior appointment

How to get here & Contact

Anatomical Museum
Müllerstrasse 59 | 6020 Innsbruck, Österreich
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