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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

Maria-Theresien-Strasse | Burgring 7, Vienna 1040, Austria (Innere Stadt)
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 NEW

One of the things that I like about inside attractions in Vienna is that they are often housed in traditional buildings. What this means is that there's a courtyard in the centre and so you wander around the exhibits in a clockwise fashion and don't get lost or miss anything. That's a simple quality that makes visits easier. This museum... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

In the last years, the exhibition is much improving, with the new dinosaurs and meteorites halls, the new shop, etc., becoming interactive and attractive also for kids. The building, twinned with the Kunsthistorisches Museum, is very nice. If you have the opportunity, take the guided tour to the terrace.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This Museum is like no other. The grandeur the sections of different items, the age of the items, the exhibits, the artifacts. I was totally blown away. We were looking at the tombs and I asked if pictures can be taken in here, the security guard stated of course. Painting, upon painting. This place will make you look at all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW via mobile

Excellent!!! The Dead Zoo is huge. The exhibitions are very well laid out. The floor plan is easy to follow along. Some interactive displays too. The sea cow skeleton is incredible. Overall brilliant. We spent over 4 hours there but could have spent longer.

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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

One of the biggest natural history museums in Europe. It houses over 30 million objects ranging from minerals to animatronic dinosaurs. It was the best attraction for me in Vienna.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

At first glance, one might put this building down, notwithstanding its beautiful interior, as just another collection of stuffed birds and mammals, albeit a very large one. At one time, this was undoubtedly the case, but much work has been done to bring the existing exhibits to like by such things as dioramas while new and up to date topics... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Anyone looking for a modern, interactive museum experience should probably head elsewhere, but we were interested to see this massive collection of all things earthly. As people have said before, this museum could easily fill half of your day, so if you hate to rush, plan accordingly. We enjoyed a rather spirited pace and made it around in 2.5 hours.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Extremely interesting. Some of the exhibits are very old but complete extant. Even if you walk fast and look only at a small fraction of the endless exhibits it will take you 2-3 hours to complete the tour. My recommendation, plan for at least 5-6 hours and enjoy a coffee and cake at the coffee shop below the dome (don’t... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

For under 27 it costs only 5 euros. And too many objects to see it took me almost three hours only to have a rough look. Entertaining, educational and interactive.

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Durham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

It was good, but if you've been to the Natural History museum in London, you probably will not be that impressed. The museum is much more old fashioned with huge rooms full of stuffed animals across the world and rocks too. It was much less interactive than I hoped it would be, but the collections were impressive none the less.

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