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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Strasse | Burgring 7, Vienna 1040, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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Ranked #13 of 294 attractions in Vienna
Type: Natural History Museums
Traveler Description: Naturhistorisches Museum The Natural History Museum is located downtwon, at Burgring 7, just in front of the Kunsthistorisches Museum. Website... more »
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Lisbon, Portugal
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The NHM holds an extensive collection of minerals that by it self will take a couple of hours to see. The museum building is amazing and takes you back in time to the beggining of museology. The rest of the collection is also impressive as the chocolate mousse cake from the cafe ... to die for!! Only downside is, as... More

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Vienna, Austria
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62 reviews 62 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

I love the KUNSTKAMMER IN THE NATURAL HISTORIC MUSEUM IN VIENNA and they try to enhance their very good exhibition programm by special events Latest is- fitting to the season- easter eggs. Famous eggs by Peter Carl FABERGE. But there are only three and a half (unfinished) ones and the rest is not breathtaking

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Limassol, Cyprus
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43 reviews 43 reviews
33 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Have visited the museum around 14:30 hrs and I just managed to finish my "trip" right at the closing time on 18:30. This is a must see attraction in Vienna especially for those interested in history, animals, nature, and in general the history of our planet. Need around 4 hours to visit all 40 rooms of exhibitions (a number of... More

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Rockford, Michigan
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 NEW

Our 2yr old granddaughter refers to the Natural History Museum of Vienna as her 'indoor zoo'. It is so set up for all ages. Most cabinets/displays are low enough for her to see when walking. The animated dinosaur is a favorite of hers - we always have to visit there first. I truly enjoy the 'classroom' set up for talsk... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Have been to dozens of museums around the world. This is probably the best of them. Fantastic displays, meticulously prepared and presented. Reasonable at €10 for adults and free entry for children. Simply bowled over by the detail and depth of it all. Briilliant.

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Haarlem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

this was one of my favourite museums ive ever visited it has a lot of variation from natural stones to prehistoric animals bones it was extremely fun and Id recommend it to everyone

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Singapore, Singapore
15 reviews 15 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I lived in Vienna for 2 years and have seen so many museums but this is by far my favorite! It's a must see museum for anyone interested in nature and the history of the earth and of course animals. It's great to spend an afternoon here. Leave yourself about 2-3 hours to look at the whole museum! It's great... More

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New York, NY
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21 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Quite an in-depth look at all things concerning our physical world. The collection, I believe, was begun by Franz I and this ornate museum was opened in 1889. EVERYTHING is here -- from EVERY mineral you can think of, to EVERY insect, rodent, bird, mammal, fish -- well, you get the picture. All displayed very simply, 1889-style, in glass cases.... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

A truly impressive exhibition, going through natural history, from rocks to dinosaurs, to extinct birds, to the those animals still walking out planet. Some halls were of far more interest to me than others but overall, a very informative, well laid out exhibition. The endangered species hall was most thought provoking, highlighting the demise in numbers of some animals ..... More

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St. Louis, MO
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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Too much to see and too little time...that's always the way. It was Boxing Day and not too many sites were open. On top of that, we had an afternoon train to catch. After checking out of our apartment, we made our way over to the Natural History museum and dropped off our bags in the lockers at the museum.... More

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