Alejandro Humboldt Museum
The main objective of this institution is to preserve research and promote the historical legacy of the wise German Alejandro Humboldt. It was inaugurated by the Office of the Historian of Havana in October 31st, 1997, in a 18th century building.
The Alejandro Humboldt Museum has five exhibition rooms, one of the with a permanent exposition showing pictures, books, scientific tools and copies of original documents, perfectly ordered and identified, concerning the life of the wise German, as well as his work in science, and his close relation with Cuba in terms of nature and society.
The other four rooms hold transitory exhibitions of a great scientific and cultural importance, related to the environment, ecology, nature and natural sciences and society. The prestigious institution, located in the ancient part of Havana, enhances the labour of Cuban and international personalities whose contributions are considered relevant for the development of culture in general terms.
The House also has a conference room with capacity for 100 persons and a specialized library on German literature.
The upstairs floor has four available cabins to rent. They host those persons who due to temporary work or distance from their original places adopt this service. Reservations should be previously coordinated with the Direction of Patrimony of the Office of the Historian of Havana.
Address: 254 Oficios Street, and Muralla Street, Old
Telephone: 863 9850.
Open: Tuesdays through Saturdays, 9:00 – 16:30; Sundays, 9:00 – 13:00
Entrance free of charge, although visitors can make contributions in an available box for this purpose.