Meteorite collection

Meteorite collection

At Naturalis we preserve the largest meteorite collection in the Netherlands, including some unique specimens. The diverse collection includes meteorites collected around the world. In the Netherlands 5 meteorites have been recovered after an impact. Our collection includes 3 of these meteorites, the Uden meteorite, the Glanerbrug meteorite and the Diepenveen meteorite. Naturalis has been formally acknowledged by the Meteoritical Society as a meteorite institute and much research is being done on this collection. Analyses of meteorites provide evidence of the origin of the Solar System and life on Earth. The entire collection is digitally available and supplemented with photographs of the meteorites.

Multimedia (631)

Specimens (764)

SpecimenSpeciesFound in
RGM.1002719
Pallasite, PMGNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1002720
L5/6Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1002721
L6Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1002722
L4Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1002723
L6Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1002724
Iron, IIABNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1002725
Iron, IIABNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1002848
Iron, IAB-MGNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1002849
Iron, IAB-MGNaturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues
RGM.1002850
H6Naturalis - Zoology and Geology catalogues