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Museum fur Naturkunde (Natural History Museum)

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Address: Invalidenstrasse 43 | Leibniz-Institut Fur Evolutions- Und Biodiversitatsforschung, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Phone Number: +49 30 20938591
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9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30...

Welcome to the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin. Comprising over 30 million collection items, an exhibition area of over 7,000 square metres and a Research Department, the Museum für Naturkunde is the largest German natural history museum. On a global scale, it is among the top five natural history museums. It was founded in 1810.Some of the exhibition highlights include the "Fossil Mona Lisa" one of the only 11 finds of the primeval bid Archaeopteryx, the 13,27-metre tall skeleton of Brachiosaurus which is the tallest mounted dinosaur skeleton worldwide, our Biodiversity wall and many more storytelling objects like original items collected by Alexander von or a piece of pitchblende in which the element uranium was discovered.

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We love taking our time around Natural History Musuems and we certainly did here. I must admit, we didn't enquire about English translations so no idea if it cost extra or how... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Annemarie E
Richmond, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly impressive museum. Still used for international research. Great dinosaur collection. Simply great.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum has wonderful friendly staff, it's bigger than you realise spanning many floors and has many rooms on each floor. It's interactive, mostly in German, but loads of cool stuff to look at, watch, etc. I'm a 30 year old full time student and I could use my NUS card in here (and pretty much all over Berlin!) to... More 

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Richmond, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love taking our time around Natural History Musuems and we certainly did here. I must admit, we didn't enquire about English translations so no idea if it cost extra or how easy those machines work, I'm afraid we were happy to wonder and we did come across some text in English throughout. There are a lot of minerals and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are some impressive dinosaur skeleton and Archaeopteryx, and some very good displays on e.g. bird nests. Unfortunately there are not many signs (and I can manage German!). Impressive (and sad) collection of specimens in alcohol. However, we spent much shorter time here than expected.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit for just €5 entry fee for adults. The dinosaurs were a spectacular sight as were the stuffed animals too. Lots of children were clearly enjoying themselves and very informative for adults.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

Very nice and not boring museum! For me the best part was the precious stones' section, where you will find wonderful stones from all over the world! You can even touch a few of them and also take pictures...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I visited with two kids under 10 which both were enthusiastic about experiencing the many species that is at display. Definitely worth a visit!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Good museum. Unfortunately some of it was being rebuild so couldnt see it all. Had expected more for a museum like this in a Capital like germanys.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

We took our 3 children (aged 1-6years) and they had a great time. They have giant dinosaur skeletons in the main hall which were really amazing. The other sections were geological, the solar system and biological (animal skeletons and stuffed animals). It has a lifts for wheel chair and buggy access. There is a cloak room down stairs which is... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

What can I say? Dinosaurs are awesome! That huge skeleton in the first room is just stunning. There are nice collection of fossils and other skeletons in the same room as well. The whole place is filled with interesting information, but they really need to put more effort on English labels. There are many items which have texts only in... More 

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