Guidelines to follow during your visit


The iconic Iguanodons in our Dinosaur Gallery

1. Vertebrate Fossils (VF)

A. The Bernissart Iguanodons (‘Wealden’ dinosaurs from the Cretaceous period, from Belgium)
Hainosaurus bernardi
B. Mosasaurs (marine reptiles from the Cretaceous period, from Belgium)
Jawbone of the oldest European carnivore, Dormaalocyon latouri, from the basal Eocene, from Dormaal (Belgium)
C. The Dormaal Collection (microvertebrates from the basal Eocene period, from Belgium)
Turtles from the Messel Pit collection
D. The Messel Pit collection (vertebrates from the middle Eocene period, from Germany)
Whales collection shown in the Museum from 2009 to 2014.
E. The Van Beneden collection (whales from the Miocene period, from Belgium)
Bear teeth from the Dupont collection (Goyet cave, Belgium)
F. The Dupont collection (vertebrates from the Pleistocene period, from Belgium)
Woolly rhinoceros (Coelodonta antiquitatis, composite specimen based on bones from Blaton, Lier, and Grands-Malades) and cave lion (Panthera leospelaea, Goyet specimen)
G. The large mammals of the Quaternary period, from Belgium (including woolly rhinoceros, mammoths, cave lions and cave bears)
Gastropods from the Mailleux collection

2. Invertebrates of the Palaeozoic (IP)

A. The Maillieux collection (invertebrates from the Devonian and Carboniferous periods, from Belgium)
Invertebrates from the De Coninck collection
B. The De Koninck collection (invertebrates from the Cambrian to the Ordovician period)
Trilobite in the palaeontology collection
C. Trilobites (invertebrates from the Cambrian to the Ordovician period)
Spirifer in the palaeontology collection
D. Spirifers (invertebrates from the Cambrian to the Ordovician period)
Fossilized coral in the palaeontology collection
E. Corals (invertebrates from the Cambrian to the Ordovician period)
Bivalvia of the Pliocene, from Spain (Marquet Collection)

3. Invertebrates from the Secondary and Tertiary period (IST)

A. IST from Belgium 
B. IST from abroad
C. The Marquet collection (invertebrates from the Cambrian to the Ordovician period)
D. The Michiels-Bayens collection (mainly ammonites from the Cretaceous period)
Aralia looziana

4. Palaeobotany and Micropalaeontology (Pbot-Mpal)

A. The Gelinden flora (Lower Palaeocene period, from Belgian Limburg)
Mariopteris muricata
B. The flora of the Belgian Carboniferous period
Petrified trunk of the Glyptostroboxylon sp. from Hoegaarden (Belgium) in the Hall 250 Years of Natural Sciences
C. The Hoegaarden flora (Landenian and Eocene period, from Belgium)
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