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The Natural History Museum of Crete

Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
30 2810 282740
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Ranked #4 of 33 Attractions in Heraklion
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Natural History Museums
Owner description: The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive manner the natural environment of eastern Mediterranean area with special... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Leeds, England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

A strange place, children will enjoy the huge moving (well a bit) dinosaurs and the earthquake simulator and there is a live (small) animal area. Overall it is a bit of a muddle and overpriced and a place of last resort.

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limnos greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

there was an asimulator for erthquakes and it was amazing to feel the earthquake 7,6 in taiwan or 7 to japan.there were holograms and it was fantastic we spend there 3 hours i could not believe it

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Coral Cove, QLD Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A very entertaining museum with plenty to do. Very educational and we learned a number of facts. Staff are very friendly and happy to oblige. This is undercover so a great way to spend a few hours during the day out of the sun. A easy walk along the foreshore from the port area. 5 € for seniors to get... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The light show currently on was very interesting. The guide showing the different exhibitions obviously loved what she was doing and was taking the time to show / explain them to the kids.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Natural history museum is on the beach way so you can have really nice walk by the near port. You can easilly spot it because of giant dinosaur which is placed in exterior of museum. Museum has 4 floors. You can find there fauna and flora of Crete but not as much as expected. Stuffed animals and little of flowers... More

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Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I so wishes our grandchildren were with us. The dinosaurs were just amazing and so realistic. The optical illusion section was fun and fascinating. The earthquake room was great. The children's area was great. The staff were so informative and helpful. This is a gem. We'll done to all involved with this project. You should all be proud of yourselves.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The museum had a great holographic special exhibition during September 2014 with a lot of interactives. There are animatronic dinosaurs, an earthquake simulator and a section on local wildlife. It was a nice way to spend a few hours while visiting other museums around the city. Took around an hour and a half to visit.

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Newcastle upon Tyne UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

From the comprehensive website I was expecting a fairly in depth presentation of Cretan flora and fauna amongst other things - this was not the case. Despite the size of the building there was very little, there were about 6 dioramas depicting various habitats with a mixture of fauna in each tho' not necessarily indigenous to the island. and a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We visited the museum whilst trying to use up time on our way to the airport. We're glad we did. It's one of the best museums we've visited in a long time. Superb permanent displays, the dinosaurs are huge and very impressive. Interpretation is well done and carefully considered. Plenty of information without being overwhelming. There is lots for children... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Small collection of stuffed animals but when we went they had two temporary sections - 3D pictures and light as well as dinosaurs - which were both excellent. Quite small but well worth a visit with kids. Short walk from city centre.

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