Zoological Museum of Moscow University

The Zoological Museum of Moscow University is the second largest zoological museum in Russia (the largest is the Zoological Museum in St.Petersburg) and one of the twelve largest in the world.

Zoological Museum of Moscow University
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The museum building on Bolshaya Nikitskaya Street dates from 1902
Zoological Museum of Moscow University is located in Moscow
Zoological Museum of Moscow University
Location within Moscow
Established1791[1]
LocationMoscow
Coordinates55°45′20″N 37°36′35″E / 55.75556°N 37.60972°E / 55.75556; 37.60972
WebsiteOfficial Site

The museum was established in 1791 as a museum of natural history. The present building was erected in 1898–1902. A Biological Faculty of Moscow University was established in 1930 and the museum became a part of the university for a year, became independent again and then returned to the university the end of the 1930s. In 1991 it became a research institution.

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