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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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Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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Nice place to see something interesting on holidays

This museum was the only place we visited in Heraklion. We found it easy to get there. When we were planning our trip, we found a parking place and, as a result, there wasn't any... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 4, 2015
Pavel_Vysokov
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
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Yekaterinburg, Russia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

This museum was the only place we visited in Heraklion. We found it easy to get there. When we were planning our trip, we found a parking place and, as a result, there wasn't any trouble with it (https://www.google.ru/maps/place/35%C2%B020'27.4%22N+25%C2%B007'41.1%22E/@35.340946,25.128074,243m/data=!3m2!1e3!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x0?hl=en). We got the museum at 10:50 and had a great opportunity to visit an earthquake lecture that started every hour. The... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I visited the museum with my godchild who is 5 and a big fan of disosaurs,he was thiled and i also had a great time and we both learnt new stuff.

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Elgin, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Its pretty small even though it has 4 floors, but there were some interesting exhibits. Got to experience what different earthquakes felt like on a simulator. The upstairs with the mirrors and light mysteries was very cool for all ages, but otherwise, probably more interesting for youth. They do have a botanical garden but it was in poor shape. needed... More 

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Heraklion, Greece
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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