[WORLDKINGS] The Constant World Records Seeking Journey (P.168) Micropia: World’s first museum dedicated to microbes and micro-organisms


(Worldkings.org) Micropia is a museum in Amsterdam based on the idea of distributing information about microbes, which are often associated with illness and disease despite their essential function in the daily functioning of human life. The museum opened on 30 September 2014. It is the world's first museum of microbes.

Based on the world record nomination from Europe Records Institute (EURI) and Decision No. WK/USA.INDIA/722/2021/No.178, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared Micropia is the "World’s first museum dedicated to microbes and micro-organisms" on July 20, 2021.



The two main focuses for Micropia are: establishing a positive view of microbes and “becoming also an international platform for microbiology that brings diverse interest groups together in order to bridge the gap between science and the general public”. One of the basic premises for the museum is to encourage a more positive relationship between microbes and the general public because they believe that this will encourage more study and research into “micro-nature.”



Many of the exhibits in Micropia focus on the existence of microorganisms in everyday life. It includes both live microorganisms as well as virtual representative microorganisms. An impressive and colourful display of Petri dishes with various bacteria as well as everyday household objects and what is lurking on them.


A comprehensive collection of animal faeces and a preserved human digestion system. You will see films of different animals decomposing. Various other displays and information on bacteria, viruses, fungi and algae. You are given a card on entry which you can “stamp” with microbes then check it later under a scanner.

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