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Pre-historic museum Geoskop

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Geoskop exhibits petrified animals and plants from the time before the dinosaurs: Amphibians, reptiles, fish and trees from the tropical fern and horsetail forests of the Permian. The landscape of the pre-historic Palatinate comes to life in graphics. Animals and plants emerge for a second time.

The valuable finds from what is known as the Rotliegend period helped 19th century biologists to identify the early forms from which our animal and plant world developed. Today, finds from the North Palatinate mountains can also be found in many renowned museums around the world.

Geoskop's offering is complemented by special exhibitions, workshops and much more.

To book castle and museum tours, contact: Tel.: +49 (0) 6381/8429

Branch of the Palatinate Museum of Natural History Bad Dürkheim. The museum aims to give visitors an understanding of the geological and more recent history of the Palatinate mountain region. GEOSKOP not only has fossils dating back 290 million years, it also documents the development of mining in the region. The museum takes us back 290 million years to the Rotliegend, an era in the age of the Permian. The pre-historic Palatinate is located far south, near the equator line and has a tropical, warm and humid climate. Sharks up to three metres in length and large crocodile-like amphibians swim in the freshwater lakes. The banks are lined with tall horsetail trees and huge fern and later conifer trees cover large swathes of the landscape...

Bookings for guided tours of the museum can be made at any time. There are also combined castle and museum tours.

Contact person at Lichtenberg Castle administration GEOSKOP · Ms Ute Jung · Tel.: +49 (0) 6381-4290577- Fax: +49 (0) 6381-993452

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open today
Open Nov 18, 2020 through Mar 31, 2025 from Sun 10:00–17:00 .
Open Nov 18, 2020 through Mar 31, 2025 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat 10:00–12:00 .
Open Nov 18, 2020 through Mar 31, 2025 from Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri and Sat 14:00–17:00 .
Open Apr 01, 2021 through Oct 31, 2025 from 10:00–17:00.

1. April - 31. Oktober
täglich von 10 - 17 Uhr

1. November - 31. März
täglich 10 - 12 Uhr und 14 - 17 Uhr

Sonn- und Feiertags 10 - 17 Uhr


Das Museum ist besonders behindertenfreundlich eingerichtet.


Price:

Eintrittspreise GEOSKOP:

Erwachsene: 2,60 €

Ermäßigter Eintritt: * 2,10 €

Familienkarte (2 Erwachsene mit Kindern): 6,10 €

Gruppen ab 10 Personen

Erwachsene: 2,30 €

Ermäßgter Eintritt: * 1,80 €

 

* Schüler, Studenten, Freiwilliges Soziales Jahr, Bundesfreiwilligendienst, Behinderte, Kinder unter 6 Jahre frei

 

Kombikarte (Pfälzer Musikantenlandmuseum, Naturschau und Urweltmuseum GEOSKOP

Erwachsene: 3,60 €

Schüler, Studenten, FSJ, BFD, Behinderte: 2,80 €

Familien (2 Erwachsene und Kinder): 9,20 €

Kinder unter 6 Jahren frei

Gruppen ab 10 Personen

Erwachsene: 3,10 €

Schüler, Studenten, FSJ, BFD, Behinderte: 2,30 €

Die Museen auf Burg Lichtenberg akzeptieren die Rheinpfalz-Card (= 10% Ermäßigung), die Pfalzcard und die Saarland Card (= freier Eintritt).

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Coordinates

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49.555438, 7.354783
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49°33'19.6"N 7°21'17.2"E
UTM
32U 381010 5490504
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Disability access

Badge Accessibility certified
Accessibility certified

  • Parking for people with disabilities
  • Step-free access to the building/object/terrain (via elevator/ramp if necessary)
  • All other rooms and facilities available to the guests are infinitely accessible by elevator or ramp
  • 90 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors
  • 80 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors
  • 70 cm minimum width of all passageways/doors
  • Toilets for people with disabilities
  • Lateral accessible toilet for a wheelchair
  • Hinged grab rail in the toilet at least on the accessible side

All areas relevant to testing meet the quality criteria of the label "Accessibility tested - partially barrier-free for people with walking disabilities".

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report. 

  • There are two marked parking spaces for people with disabilities (parking space size: 350 cm x 500 cm).
  • The path from the parking spaces for people with disabilities to the museum entrance is 150 m long, partly not easy to walk and drive on, and has longitudinal gradients of up to 9 % over a length of 8 m.
  • The museum is accessible without steps.
  • All evaluated rooms and facilities that can be used by the guests are at ground level or accessible by elevator.
  • The elevator cabin measures 110 cm x 140 cm.
  • All evaluated doors and passages that can be used by the guests are at least 90 cm wide.
  • The cash desk is 77 cm high at its lowest point.

Exhibition

  • The exhibits are mainly visible, perceptible, and recognizable while sitting.
  • Guided tours are offered for people with walking disabilities and wheelchair users. An advance reservation for the guided tour is necessary. 
  • The entire route of the guided tour is accessible to wheelchair users without steps. 
  • Mobile or fixed seating is available for people with walking disabilities, which can be used during the tour.

Public toilet for people with disabilities

  • The maneuvering spaces are as follows:
    • in front of the washbasin and the toilet 100 cm x 170 cm;
    • to the right of the toilet 130 cm x 55 cm.
  • To the right of the toilet there is a handle which can be folded up.
  • The washbasin is wheelchair accessible. The mirror can be seen while sitting or standing.
  • There is an alarm trigger.
PDF report on accessibility for Walking disability and wheelchair users

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the test report.

  • There is no clearly visible optical alarm.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed acoustically and optically.
  • There is no audio induction loop.

Exhibition

  • Information is mainly provided in written form. There are also films.
  • There are no guided tours offered for people with hearing disabilities and deaf people.
PDF report on accessibility for Hearing impaired and deaf
  • Assistance dogs are welcome

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • Assistance dogs (guide dogs, guide dogs for the blind etc.) are allowed in all relevant areas. 
  • The entrance area is neither visually contrasted to the surroundings nor recognizable by a tactilely perceptible change of floor covering.
  • The glass doors at the entrance are not provided with safety markings.
  • All evaluated areas that can be used by the guests are well illuminated, i.e. bright and glare-free.
  • The signage is designed in clearly legible and high-contrast font.
  • There is no guidance system with floor indicators.
  • An outgoing emergency call in the elevator is confirmed acoustically and optically. The control elements are not visually contrasted, but can be tactilely detected.
  • Some stairs have visually contrasting edges and have at least one handrail on one side.

Exhibition

  • The exhibits are generally well lit.
  • Information is mainly provided in written form. There are also films.
  • The exhibits are visually contrasted.
  • Information is not available in Braille or prismatic writing. 
  • There are no guided tours offered for visually impaired and blind people.
PDF report on accessibility for Visually impaired and blind

Some information on accessibility are listed below. Detailed information can be found in the evaluation report at the end of the text.

  • The name and logo of the museum are clearly visible from the outside.
  • Information for orientation is partly displayed with pictures.

Exhibition

  • Information is mainly provided in written form, but not in easy language. There are also films. 
  • There are no guided tours offered for people with cognitive impairments.
PDF report on accessibility for Cognitive disability
This audit report was prepared by: Reisen für Alle
Period of certification: May 01, 2020 - April 30, 2023

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Pre-historic museum Geoskop

Burg Lichtenberg, Burgstraße 19
66871 Thallichtenberg
Phone (0049) 6381 4290577 Fax (0049) 6381 993452

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