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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
Description: 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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Good for nature buffs

If you like to see the ins and outs of the animal kingdom with some weird and wonderful creatures this is for you although it was a little disappointing not to have any... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 6, 2015
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

If you like to see the ins and outs of the animal kingdom with some weird and wonderful creatures this is for you although it was a little disappointing not to have any description in english but it was still nice to look around.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Excellent museum. One of the largest in its kind in Europe. Contains both extinct and living creatures. Everything from large scale replicas of parasites to dinosaurs.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I recently visited this museum, I expected more from the natural history museum in Milan. There was a bit too much going on and all over thr place. However I have to give it to them as their second floor is absolutely beautiful. The exhibit is so well made, everything looks very life like. I do recommend going but don't... More 

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Helston, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We decided to visit the Milan Natural History Museum as it was a wet morning and we did not want to walk around in the rain. What a brilliant place. The ground floor is home to a vast range of bugs, creepy crawlies , butterflies and moths. It is very well laid out, but there is very little English translation... More 

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Inverness, United Kingdom
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68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We thought we would have a quick look here en route to an attraction which had a later opening time. We could have stayed all day. The downside for me is that most of the text was in Italian but that did not really detract for a relatively short visit. There are huge displays of insects and other invertibrates and... More 

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Istanbul, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

I have never seen this variety of animals in a single experince. The other upside is there are setups where you can explore the animals in action in wildlife.

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Great place to see Milans museo exhibition. Animals made like live, T-rex skeletons and Triceratop replica :). It was great.

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Constanta, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Being a nature lover, I had to see this one. I was here with my wife and we liked very much. I was surprised how well they were made scenes from wild life. It's an extraordinary museum for kids, educational, not so interactive but with many types of animals. The museum it's located in a nice area, near planetarium and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

If you are in Milan and at a loss for what to do, this is definitely a good place to go. Not very interactive but a good display of many types of animals which young and old alike will enjoy. We tool a 2 year old and a 6 year old and there was something there for both of them.... More 

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

As a lover of natural history museums, I had to see this one in Milan. I was pleasantly surprised. The museum is filled with beautiful dioramas. This is not just a "dead zoo", here are the stuffed animals placed in natural poses and into the well-made replicas of natural habitats. You can enjoy the world's landscapes that surround the exposed... More 

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