Museums and collections

UNIVERSITY MUSEUMS CENTRE
The Centre (CAM, Centro di Ateneo per i Musei) coordinates and promotes the activities of the University’s museums.
via Orto Botanico, 15 - 35123 Padova
tel. +39 049 8272135 - fax. +39 049 8272125
www.musei.unipd.it

Founded as a herbarium in 1835, today the museum is home to collections of dried plants, algae, fungi, moss, lichen, wood, seeds and fruit.
via Orto Botanico, 15 - 35123 Padova
tel. +39 049 8272110 - fax +39 049 8272125
e-mail: museo.botanico@unipd.it
www.unipd.it/musei/botanico

Dating from the early 19th century, the museum houses palaeo-ethnological, osteological, ethnographical collections, as well as works of oriental art.
via Orto Botanico, 15 - 35123 Padova
tel. +39 049 8272118 - fax +39 049 8272125
e-mail: museo.antropologia@unipd.it
www.unipd.it/musei/antropologia

This museum is housed in Palazzo Liviano, thanks to an idea by Gio Ponti. It has 14 rooms, and includes three sections devoted to collections from antiquity, to materials culture and plaster casts.
piazza Capitaniato, 7 - 35139 Padova
tel. +39 049 8274611 /4576 - fax +39 049 8274613
e-mail: museo.archeologia@unipd.it
www.unipd.it/musei/archeologia

This museum is home to Galileo’s telescope, which is still used for research, teaching and raising awareness of science. The collection also contains 22 other instruments.
Astrophysical Observatory of Asiago
via Osservatorio 8 - 36012 Asiago (VI)
tel. +39 0424 600011 - fax +39 0424 600023
e-mail: museo.astronomia@unipd.it
www.astro.unipd.it/museo

This collection of materials from nurseries, schools and universities, including books, textbooks, photographs, toys and furnishings, gave rise to the Museum of Schooling in 1987, today the Museum of Education.

via degli Obizzi, 21-23 - 35122 Padova
tel. +39 049 8274662-4786 - fax +39 049 8274791
e-mail: museo.educazione@unipd.it
www.museo.educazione.unipd.it

Founded in 1734, the Museum houses many natural discoveries, collections of fossils, and various types of geological materials. Its library contains a number of 18thcentury manuscripts.

Palazzo Cavalli
via Giotto, 1 - 35121 Padova
tel. +39 049 8272086 – fax +39 049 8272010
e-mail: museo.paleontologia@unipd.it
www.unipd.it/musei/geologia

Important instruments highlighting early breakthroughs in research and measurement techniques, such as 16th-century astrolabes, X-ray detecting machines, and an 1860 Morse telegraph, are displayed together with documents sheding
light on the study of physics and its evolution.

via Loredan 10 - 35131 Padova
tel. +39 049 8277303
e-mail: museo.fisica@unipd.it
www.unipd.it/musei/fisica

Opened in 1927 in memory of Enrico Bernardi, this museum is home to relics and instruments tracing the evolution of engineering science over the centuries. Exhibits include a three-wheeled car with a petrol engine built in 1894.

via Venezia, 1 - 35131 Padova
tel. +39 049 8276700-6786 - fax +39 049 8276785
www.unipd.it/musei/macchine

The specimens on display here are divided into three sections: systematic minerals, genetic minerals, and deposits. The Gasser collection (1935) alone contains some 3,000 minerals from the South Tyrol and Trentino.

Palazzo Cavalli
via G. Matteotti, 30 - 35121 Padova
tel. +39 049 8272006 - fax +39 049 8272010
e-mail: museo.mineralogia@unipd.it
www.unipd.it/musei/mineralogia

Historical collections restored and rearranged over the last few years are now open to the public. The restored skeleton of an Indian elephant purchased by Prof. Renier in 1819 is also on display.

via G. Jappelli, 1/a - 35121 Padova
tel. +39 049 8275410 - fax. +39 049 8275475
e-mail: museo.zoologia@unipd.it
www.unipd.it/musei/zoologia