The Meteora Natural History Museum and Mushroom Museum is located in Kalambaka, close to the city of Trikala in Thessaly region. The Museum is located on the National Highway connecting Trikala with Egnatia Highway, close to the big city hotels and five minutes from the city center on foot. Space for parking is available.
The Museum organizes guided tours for groups, school classes of elementary, middle and high school students and other special groups. Visitors will have the opportunity to become fully informed about the exhibits, the dangers that threaten the individual ecosystems and the environment in general. For the smooth operation of the Museum the tours will be scheduled after contacting us.
In the Museum, there is available a free guided tour system with QR codes in English. You can scan the QR codes, found in every diorama and read information about the exhibits.
The Museum contains a rich collection of birds and mammals as well as a comprehensive mushroom museum, the first of its kind in Greece. The museum houses approximately 300 exhibits of animals and several dozens of the main species of mushrooms.
The presentation of the collections through dioramas depicts exactly the natural terrain where the wild animals live in and where the mushrooms grow. The quality of the exhibits is excellent. Their placement in space is in thematic units and exhibits are distributed depending on the type of ecosystem they belong to. Mushrooms are presented in a unique way, which includes the three major phases of their development providing a comprehensive picture of the way they develop in each ecosystem.
The high quality of the exhibits and the properly configured environment, create a striking effect and make the museum experience enjoyable and productive.
The Natural History Museum of Meteora and Mushroom Museum, during its effort to create alternative touristic activities, that showcase our nature’s wealth, is organizing and hosting truffle hunting activities in cooperation with travel offices.
Special trained truffle dogs with their trainer are searching for this unique fruit of Greek nature. They offer an original experience that can be enjoyed by the visitors of the local area.
In the same time, participants are provided with information about this special fruit. They learn about the kind of truffles that exist and how they can be used. In this way they enrich their knowledge about what is called “black diamond” that is “hiding” in the ground.
The enjoyment doesn’t stop here! Participants have the opportunity to taste an exceptional truffle past dish in the forest!. This truffle pasta dish is cooked in an impressive cooking pan that can cover the feeding needs of 50 (!) people by a special chef.
After the end of truffle hunting, the participants visit the Museum. They are guided around the natural history museum and the unique mushroom museum. After that, they can enjoy a mushroom product tasting with 5-6 kinds of mushrooms and traditional mushroom spoon sweet which are accompanied by a glass of local wine.
Undoubtedly, this is an experience that many wish to live. Now they have the opportunity. Enjoy!