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The Natural History Museum of Crete

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Address: Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
Phone Number: 30 2810 282740
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Description: The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive...
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.
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Perfect for families with kids (young or almost young)

This is my favorite museum in Heraklion. I live locally and visit it periodically. The natural history stuff is of international class, including live and stuffed animals... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 5, 2014
Xenophon2014
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Heraklion, Greece
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Heraklion, Greece
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

This is my favorite museum in Heraklion. I live locally and visit it periodically. The natural history stuff is of international class, including live and stuffed animals (including turtles, water turtles, frogs, fish, crabs), earthquake simulation. The quality of presentation is in large because this musuem is part of the local university. Most interesting for kids are the interactive activities,... More 

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yeovil
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

just so full of history lovely.plenty to see and learn.easy to get too and staff willing to explain things to you.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Nice variety of things to see, our favourite was the 'light & lazer' section. We also found the earthquake simulator very interesting but it's just not suitable for people with back problems. Overall a good visit :)

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Haifa, Israel
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

If you visited the Knossos archeological site and want to learn more about this culture, this Museum offers you everything. Situated in a modern building, the rooms are well organized in different periods of the 5000 years of settlements and each display is explained in Greek and English. Recommended is also the cafeteria which offers excellent Greek cakes. Tip for... More 

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Aberdeenshire
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Well worth a visit and has lots of things of interest to kids. The adult entry cost 8 euros each. As well as the life size moving dinosaurs and static wildlife displays they had an earthquake simulator with scheduled presentations by a multi lingual attendant giving experience of the ferocity of recent Japanese earthquakes and information on how to keep... More 

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Glasgow
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

A great museum for all the family. If you visit Heraklion, don't miss this one. This is not the biggest Museum you would have visited but it is perfectly formed. Set out over four floors the Museum takes you through a timeline from the modern era right through to the prehistoric, every exhibit has its own place, from the holograms... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Very clean and tidy museum. Not very big, but very nicely laid out. Plenty of dinosaurs at present. Good earthquake simulator! Rolling special exhibitions - when we visited it had an amazing collection of holograms and optical illusions.

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Jerusalem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Very nice museum, especially for children. The museum offers better price per ticket for students. The tour in the museum include a 45 min. Movie about dinosaurs and an earthquake simulation.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Our 2 year old had plenty of things to see and do. At the same time plenty of interesting thing for us. Four levels with different displays. Lots of local interest items as well as the dinosaurs.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Don't miss this museum. It is full of fascinating artifacts going back thousands of years. A "must see" on Crete.

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