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The Natural History Museum of Crete

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Address: Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
Phone Number: +30 281 028 2740
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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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A must for all history buffs - now back fully open, one of the worlds best museums has a extensive collection from the ancient world so please give your self the whole day to get... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must for all history buffs - now back fully open, one of the worlds best museums has a extensive collection from the ancient world so please give your self the whole day to get the best from it - it is wonderful to see artifacts from the many sites we have visited on Crete, help full attendants who are... More 

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Sao paulo
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90 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice and small museum. An option if you travel with kids. It is very simple and certainly there are many other natural history museums way better than this one, but kids can have a good time there.

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Thank ThaisSaopaulo
Clearwater, Florida
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A good museum. Not sure the €9 was a good value. It had interesting info. The earthquake simulator was good (as a structural engineer I deal with that all the time). The film on dinasaurs was good as was the exhibition on lighting, but not really relevant to Crete.

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Thank KimballDW
Heraklion, Iraklion, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The museum is dedicated to the past and the present of cretan nature. Don't forget to visit the earthquake emulator.

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Thank Marios75
Essen, Germany
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

A natural history museum that is modern and nicely designed, located next to the seafont. Welcomes you with a dinosaur dummy, there is also a dinosaur movie to watch. A collection of Cretan and Greek habitat items, good displays of animals and a simulation of an earthquake if you dare!!! >>>

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Thank edmanikas
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

A good way to spend a couple of hours, interesting displays, a dinosaur movie to watch and an 'earthquake' to experience. Some interactive displays that children would enjoy.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

very nice and modern natural history museum, a temporary (mediocre) dinosaur display was on when we were there, good murals of Cretan and Greek habitats (some also from the Balkans and N. Africa), very nicely located on the seafront, very good displays of live animals (reptiles and amphibians mostly). It is small, and with few topical displays behind the murals... More 

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Feltre, Italy
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

A very intersting museum that is worthwhile vistiting. The rooms are well ordered and theyhelp you to understand the history of the past in Crete.

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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

This place is not great, we ended up going round mocking the poor taxidermy and dodge looking dinosaurs, and sadly all of the animals in the "living section" look rather ill and sad and no cafe!

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

This Excursion was one of the most memorable visits we have ever encountered.The two story building has all the artifacts of way back to the turn to the turn of the century.An extremely informative day out.You could spend anything up to 3 hours viewing all the displays on hand.However there are some you are NOT allowed to touch but cameras... More 

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