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The Natural History Museum of Crete

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Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 028 2740
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Spend four hours exploring museum. Very nicely presented with live and stuffed animals, dinosaurs... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bannawb
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Dover, United Kingdom
Dinosaurs exhibition and Greek animals

Natural history museum is a great place to visit to see greek animals (alive or dead) and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Manos R
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The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive manner the natural environment of eastern Mediterranean area with special emphasis on Greece and Crete.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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+30 281 028 2740
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spend four hours exploring museum. Very nicely presented with live and stuffed animals, dinosaurs, earth quake simulator.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Natural history museum is a great place to visit to see greek animals (alive or dead) and greek/cretan herbs. There are activities like the Earthquake Room where you can experience a live earthquake. These days there is also a Dinosaurs exhibition which is cool!

Thank Manos R
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Reviewed 6 March 2018

Besides the interesting exhibits, there is also a nice history behind the building itself, initially built as the first electrical power station for the city of Heraklion

Thank Vasileios L
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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Very cute natural history museum with lots of attractions to keep little ones happy. There was an earthquake stimulator in the bottom, which was fascinating for the grown-ups and fun for the kids, and some cool moving dinosaurs as well. Animal room had a decent...More

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Reviewed 4 January 2018

as we drove into Heraklion, we went past this giant building with a dinosaur outside it and just had to stop. and boy were we glad that we DID! what an amazing find, and a wonderful learning experience for people interested in the natural history...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

The museum is small compared to those in the big cities of Europe but the exhibits are fun and interesting. Our 4 year old loved it and so did we. They have a kids corner with some fun activities to do after exploring the exhibits....More

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 16 November 2017

Well worth a visit with five floors depicting many interesting artefacts including pir activate dinosaurs, an earthquake experience and a small cinema. The staff are very helpful and display a happy cheerful disposition.

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Reviewed 3 November 2017

Despite this museum covering 5 floors it was just the right length to keep our interest. Each floor told a different story. it was interactive, informative and made learning fun. Much better then expected, love the moving dinosaurs, film and earthquake stimulator.

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Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best places we visited. Fantastic for young and old alike. 5 floors filled with stuffed animals displayed in their natural habitats, moving dinosaurs, flora, fauna, light and sound illusions and much more. The interactive discovery floor was fantastic. Loved the earthquake simulator....More

Thank ZittaN
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very good museum. Large dinosaur collection and they are moving. Very interesting was feeling the real earthquake. Very terrifying! Nice collection of animals too.

Thank Muduke
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Adults 7.50 euro Concessions 4.50 euros
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