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Natural History Museum

Lesvos Petrified Forest (Sigri), 81103, Greece
+30.22510.47033
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Ranked #6 of 34 Attractions in Lesbos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Museums
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  • English first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Turkish first
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London
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The museum sits like a small castle at the top of the hill in the seaside village of Sigri. It is a beautiful building, made from local stone and with a lovely path leading round it through to an amphitheater which hosts events and concerts, and a beautiful herb garden. The guides are all knowledgeable, very helpful and fluent English-speakers.... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

A lovely building set at the top of Sigri housing an excellent collection of beautiful rocks and crystals. The displays are done well and there are some interactive points too. Good for understanding the petrification process before or after visiting the petrified forest. Nice cafe and a little shop selling oil and other local products. After you've finished in the... More

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Athens, Greece
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

If you visit the Petrified Forest then you must visit this museum!! Has a lot of information on the forest found in Lesvos, but also gives you a general idea on the whole state that the forest is in.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Excellent Museum, well kept and serviced !!! A delight to see that on Lesvos. The staff were absolutely excellent in giving information and guiding us around. Worth visiting the Earthquake simulator. The cafe caters for locally produced products which is a freshness compared to the sterilized uniform mass produced biscuits. However we failed to find for sale post-cards of the... More

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Thessaloníki, Thessaloniki, Greece
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88 reviews 88 reviews
6 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

You have to drive for one hour from Moluvos to get there but it is worth trying it.This is an interesting,modern museum that you must visit it.The entrance is 5 euros and during August it is open from 9:00 to 18:00.

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Slovenia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

For a 2 Euro you will see a lot of monument, statue and other portret wich are exposed. They are several level and believe a lot to see for a small "entry".

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Malmo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

It was a fun break from the beach days - saw a bit of history and learned a few things. The earthquake simulator was so cool.

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Bonn, Germany
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8 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The power of natural hazards only comes to our mind when one is reported in the news. Often, we hear about it for a few days and the magnitude and extent of the event is quickly forgotten, until the next disaster strikes. The geologic record holds these events in a stratigraphic booklet, imprinted in the layers of rock found at... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

it was small and simple but excellent, very informative and interesting, there was a small car park.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Very interesting exhibits, focuses mainly on the natural history of Greece however does have a few very impressive international specimens. Exhibits include simple explanations on continental drift, volcanoes and earthquakes and a large collection of local fossils. Very reasonable 2 euro entry fee.

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