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The 'Luis Iglesias' Natural History Museum houses a valuable collection of historical-scientific heritage and is Galicia's only real Natural History Museum. It consists of three rooms where we can see a large number of collections (with a total of 25,000 specimens) of fauna, flora and minerals, not only from Galicia but also from all parts of the planet.
As a continuation of the Natural History Laboratory that was created at the University of Santiago during the 1840-41 course, the museum houses many 19th-century collections, which are real gems of heritage that make this centre a scientific treasure. This entire heritage means that this centre is a 'showcase for the natural world', in general, and for Galician science, in particular. By means of its collections, we can explore the work of Galicia's most outstanding scientists such as Víctor López Seoane, Isidro Parga Pondal, José Rodríguez... as well as the present-day research of the University of Santiago's different departments.