Geological Institute (Földtani Intézet)
1143 Budapest, Stefánia út 14., Hungary
The royal Deed of foundation of the Geological Institute was registered in 1869. The institution was established through the support of the third geological company in the world - the Hungarian Geological Society. The purpose of the instittute was examine the minerals of the country for the benefit of the government, economy and science. The building of the institute was designed by the renowned architect, Ödön Lechner in the style of the Hungarian secession.
The library and the museum of the Geological Institute welcome visitors to their rich written documentation and numerous of temporal and permanent exhibitions. We may also get to know about the work of Ödön Lechner, the geology of Hungary, Hungarian minerals as well as the footprints of prehistoric animals.
In the shop of the Geological Institute visitors can buy postcards, stamps, books, games and fossils.