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Civico Museo di Storia Naturale

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Address: Corso Venezia 55, 20121 Milan, Italy
Phone Number: +39 02 88463337
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This natural history museum is the oldest civic museum in Milan. Its six...

This natural history museum is the oldest civic museum in Milan. Its six sections offer a look at everything from the history of humankind to the study of paleontology (dinosaurs, anyone?) to zoology.

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Very good museum

Older style exhibits but well done and enjoyable. Exhibits are pretty well organised. Not a big museum but well worth the visit. The little park next to it is nice... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 19, 2015
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Sydney, Australia

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53 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to this museum for the first time as a child, and after that again and again and again. It is very close to my heart and I still like it. I have to be critical though: in the last 20 years nothing has changed. I agree on most of the critics here, the museum still owns a... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We needed a rainy day activity to entertain two young children. This museum is definitely geared towards adults and not kids. Our 3-year-old lasted about an hour. Just wish it would have been more kid friendly.

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Thank lauramillertexas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

The Museum of Natural History in Milan contains lots of interesting items but exhibited in an old- fashion way. Also some information board needs updating (e.g. about palm oil and the present debate on its use). The present price at 5 Euros is rather ridiculous, but you get what you pay for... Just comparing to the Field in Chicago with... More 

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Thank Tony A
Milton Keynes
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521 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

The museum had some great displays, set out very nicely, unfortunately none of the information was written in English and therefore we couldn't understand. When we asked questions the staff didn't speak great english and therefore could not answer.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Older style exhibits but well done and enjoyable. Exhibits are pretty well organised. Not a big museum but well worth the visit. The little park next to it is nice enough. Will easily occupy 2 or 3 hours, or more depending upon your interest in natural history.

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Thank 997M
Zonhoven, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Interesting for Italian children. However for non-Italian-speaking adult tourists, I would not recommend this museum as no English translation is provided.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

Yesterday we visited the Museo di Storia Naturale. It was very interesting and is definitely worth a vistit especially for families. Due to a public holiday we did not have to pay for the entrence which was absolutely great👍🏻

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

For dino lovers like me, it's great. I finally got the chance to see real life-sized skeletons! Too bad the information was in Italian (most of it). The rooms are dark and you need a really good camera to make fotos. But I belive the kids will love to explore this place. With all those animals I also felt like... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Quite cheap entrence fee. Good for smaller children (age 7-10). Well spend 1-2 hours here on a rainy day.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Fantastic value for only 5 euros entrance fee. There are hundreds of exhibits to look at and it's a great place to spend an hour or so whilst in Milan. Worth it for the dinosaur exhibit alone! It's also located in a park which looked like a nice place to walk around but unfortunately we didn't have the time. It... More 

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Brera captures the real essence of the city. It is an excellent mix between history and modernity, where tradition meets innovation. Here design and beauty reign. On Via Brera there are the famous Pinacoteca (galleries), the National Gallery of Modern and Antique Art, and the Academy of Fine Arts. Interior design boutiques and intellectual cafes are typical of the district. Walking along Via Madonnina is a must to admire the architecture of buildings and the design stores. On Sundays, going to the local market is an unmissable opportunity for fashion, style and art. Tucked away, there is the Orto Botanico di Brera botanical garden that seems like a painting framed in an ancient fairy structure. Last but not least, it’s worth a visit to Giardini Pubblici Indro Montanelli with its Planetarium, the Civico Museo di Storia Naturale (Natural History Museum).
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