The Museum was created in 1963 (the first NationalSpeleological Museum) as an enrichment to the Grotta Gigante, offering a free additional experience to those visiting the cave. Following the construction of the new visitor reception centre which replaced the old buildings , the collections have been placed permanently in several rooms of the centre itself. The museum uses the site and the technological, educational and security systems of the Grotta Gigante.
Here one can see some of the natural and archaeological artefacts found in various caves in the area, in addition to those from the Grotta Gigante itself over more than a century of exploration thatit has undergone.
In an organised fashion The Museum allows you to discover the many elements of interest that make the Grotta Gigante a complex environment with a thousand faces. The interpretative panels deal with Speleology (techniques and history); Palaeontology, Archaeology, Geology, Geophysics, Climatology, Hydrogeology, Seismology, Karst Topography and Surveying in the field of Speleology.
1. Skeleton of a Cave Bear (Ursus spelaeus)
2. Archaeology Collection: clay or stone artifacts from the Palaeolithic to the Modern Era found in caves in the Karst;
3. Demonstration model of a geodetic pendulum ;
4. Historical surveying instruments ;
5. Seismographs of historical interest;
6. Historical exhibition of tools used in caving etc.