It was called: "German Society of the Museum for Masterpieces of Natural Science and Technology"
However it did take until 1925 when the main museum building on an island in the Isar river was opened - the island formerly known as Kohleinsel (coal island) was then renamed to Museumsinsel (museum island).
The two branches near Munich are
- the Flugwerft Schleißheim (a former dockyard for airplanes), now an aircraft museum
- since 2003 the Verkehrszentrum which documents the development in transportation.