A museum established over half a century ago
The world of genetics in interactive exhibits
Mendel’s original laboratory next to a modern one
Mendelianum: find out what it’s like to be a scientist
This museum introduces Mendel and his work within the context of modern-day genetics and other scientific disciplines. Its several-metre-tall models of DNA and gene expression enable visitors to enter a cell. The museum also presents Mendel’s original laboratory side-by-side with a modern molecular laboratory, equipped with lots of devices and interactive programmes. The Mendelianum is located in the former premises of Hospodářská společnost (the Agriculture Society), where Mendel worked for over 30 years. Here, he found support and inspiration for his world-famous research.
Moravské zemské muzeum (the Moravian Museum), the Mendelianum’s parent institution, has been in Biskupský dvůr (the Bishop’s Courtyard) since 1818. Its permanent exhibitions are the Fauna of Moravia, an aquarium of freshwater fish, and models of mushrooms. One of the most interesting sights is the rare Princess Tree (Paulownia tomentosa), which is especially impressive when it is in bloom.
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