Cave and Karst Museums

Speleological Museums

This kind of museum is dedicated to a certain karst area. It shows the geology of the area with pictures and often with a cave replica. Other topics are speleothems, cave animals, the typical vegetation of the dry karst surface, the fossils in the rock, and the archaeological remains found in the cave.

Country Museum Category
Austria ShowcaveHöhlenmuseum Eisensteinhöhle Speleology
SubterraneaHöhlenmuseum Schönbergalm Speleology
Bulgaria SubterraneaMuseum of Speleology and Bulgarian Karst Speleology, Cave Bear
France SubterraneaLe Musée de l'Ours de Cavernes Cave Bear
SubterraneaGrotte Taillerie du Puy de Dôme Speleology
Germany ShowcaveDechenhöhle Caves, Dinosaurs, Local History
SubterraneaHöhlenmuseum Frasdorf Speleology, Karst Area
KarstHöhlenkundliches Museum Laichingen Speleology, Cave Bear
Italy SubterraneaMuseum Ladin Ursus ladinicus Cave Bear
New Zealand SubterraneaWaitomo Caves Discovery Centre Speleology
Portugal SubterraneaMuseu Vulcanoespeleológico "Machado Fagundes" Speleology, Geology, Volcanism
SubterraneaNascentes do Alviela (Carsoscópio) Karst, Geology, Hydrology, Biology
Romania SubterraneaMuzeul de Speologie "Emil Racoviţă" Speleology
SubterraneaInstitutul de Speologie "Emil Racoviţă" Speleology
Slovakia SubterraneaSlovenské múzeum ochrany prírody a jaskyniarstva Speleology, Mineralogy
United States of America SubterraneaAmerican Cave Museum Speleology
ShowcaveBluff Dweller's Cave and Browning Museum Speleology, Archaeology
SubterraneaFlorida Museum of Natural History Speleology, Cave Replica, Natural History
SubterraneaFloyd Collins Museum Speleology, Local History, Floyd Collins