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Natural History Museum (Natuurhistorisch Museum)

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Address: De Bosquetplein 6-7, 6211 KJ Maastricht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31-43 350 54 90
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1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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small but nice

Small museum about the local prehistoric history. Specially the items which were found in the nearby quarries (mosasaurus). They have small exhibitions from time to time about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 8, 2015
Daniel19721972
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Brussels, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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144 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Small museum about the local prehistoric history. Specially the items which were found in the nearby quarries (mosasaurus). They have small exhibitions from time to time about specific prehistoric topics. Ideal to pop in with children.

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I visited the museum several times over the years. Last week I visited it once more, this time with a German friend of mine. Although all displays are in Dutch, he was able to read up on the information by means of a booklet. These booklets are available in English, German, and perhaps also in French. The greatest highlight of... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

It is one of the old museum of this kind in our country, still good to see the effects of this founding fathers (and women!) as one layer in this. And yes: new people/ youth is attracted by new ideas to attract. But happily it is in their combination were this place exites: It gives interested youth the opportunity to... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

This museum offers interactive activities for kids, interesting displays inside and outside of the main building, plus - you can buy delicious " in house" honey - beehives are in the museum garden ! Try it : )

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Beek, The Netherlands
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44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This museum is a bit hidden but well worth a visit. Top pieces are Mosasaurus Ber and the skeleton of a giant turtle. A nice museum!

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

A cool little museum with lot's of interesting artefacts and exhibits but for a city which is so international I expected the museum to be at least bilingual. All the info was in dutch and there was only one little handout that you could get from the main desk which had the english info on it. If I was visiting... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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160 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

This is a well laid out museum in the centre of Maastricht with plenty of exhibits. The museum also has a temporary exhibition space, auditorium, cafe, small shop and a lovely garden with beehives.

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We used our Museumkaart to visit this museum as we'd been to the North Caves and were told the bones of a Mosasaurus found in the caves were on display there. We were given a booklet in English and were able to navigate our way around the museum well. The displays were of a wide variety of items so if... More 

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

So this is a tiny museum located in one of the many historical buildings of Maastricht. The doors of the entrance portal are quite impressive. The permanent exhibition looks and feels like it's straight from the early 90's, but is entertaining nonetheless. I loved the birdcall panel and the live beehive they keep there. Since I speak Dutch I could... More 

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Bournemouth
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

A nice little museum BUT for an international town there was virtually NO help for anyone who does not read Dutch. The reception had ONE loan-out printout giving brief details in English, but none of the exhibits had any translation into English, French or Spanish, let alone anything more exotic.

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Additional Information about Natural History Museum (Natuurhistorisch Museum)

Address: Address: De Bosquetplein 6-7, 6211 KJ Maastricht, The Netherlands
Phone Number: 31-43 350 54 90
Location: Europe  >  The Netherlands  >  Limburg Province  >  Maastricht
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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