Geological Museum
Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection
AGH University of Science and Technology
al. Mickiewicza 30
30-059 Kraków
Tel. (12) 617 23 65 / 887 706 660
Free admission
Mondays – Sundays: 8 am – 6 pm
The exhibition is open to the public (in the Main Building of AGH). There is also a special exhibition of
fossils and minerals – (advance booking is essential for group visits).
Director: Piotr Olejniczak MSc
Staff: Remigiusz Molenda MSc, Wojciech Bólad, Andrzej Górny

In 1965, Prof. Kamila Skoczylas-Ciszewska, dean of the Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, set up the Committee for Building a Geological Museum under the supervision of Prof. Józef Poborski. The 50th anniversary of the founding of the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy (now the AGH University of Science and Technology) was commemorated by the official opening of a newly organized exhibition on 20 May 1969. The Geological Museum visitors’ book contains the signatures of Prof. Walery Goetel, Kiejstut Żemaitis – then rector of the university, Marian Kamieński, Zbigniew Fajklewicz, Roman Ney, Marian Banaś, Teresa Śmigielska, Czesław Peszat, Jerzy Chrząstowski, Zdzisław Śmietański, Zbigniew Wilk, Ewa Łuczkowska, Włodzimierz Parachoniak, Janusz Horzemski. The Geological Museum has actively participated in the Małopolska Virtual Museums project (the results of this collaboration can be seen on the website:, and in the organization of
many exhibitions in Poland and abroad. Each year it participates in museum events in Kraków, such as the Night of Museums and the Open Door Day at Kraków Museums. The museum is also a member of the Permanent Conference of Directors of Kraków Museums. The funds obtained as a result of organizing the International Exhibition and Trade Fair of Minerals, Fossils and Jewellery event have made it possible to acquire nearly 1,500 mineral and palaeontological specimens for the collection, and also to replace and modernize the display cases in the Main Building of the university. The museum now has approx. 220 display cases thus providing nearly 1,100 sq. metres of exhibition space. The collection contains almost 4,000 specimens. At the end of 2019 the museum opened a new permanent exhibition entitled Zjawiska krasowe (Karst phenomena). Past directors of the museum have included: Janusz Horzemski (1969–1983); Wacław Potoczek (1983–1985); Michał Olszewski (1985–1995); Remigiusz Molenda (1995–2019); acting director Prof. Jacek Matyszkiewicz (2019) and Piotr Olejniczak from 2019 until now. Piotr Olejniczak MSc