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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

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Address: Burgring 7 | Maria Theresien Platz, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 01-521-770
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Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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The highlights of this natural history museum include a significant...

The highlights of this natural history museum include a significant collection of dinosaur skeletons and meteorites in addition to a large display of insects from around the world.

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From Rocks to Dinosaurs and birds and mammals and...

Lovely building, well laid out with the collections progressing from Rocks and minerals to the planet and climate to dinosaurs. The upper level has huge collections of (stuffed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Dundee, United Kingdom

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely building, well laid out with the collections progressing from Rocks and minerals to the planet and climate to dinosaurs. The upper level has huge collections of (stuffed) birds and animals - loads for children to see and be interested. Serious collections for serious studies but if your kids are into a particular part of nature this museum has it... More 

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Wien, Österreich
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this wonderful museum on a Saturday morning with my 4 years old grand son. It was an adventure for him, he was exited about all these wonderful animals and animations, everything explained in a way which is understandable for kids. Easy game for parents or opas like me. I could make my points because I knew everything (because... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are not the kind of people that enjoy going to museum or an art gallery. However we managed to make a 5 hour visit to this amazing place (including a tasty lunch at the cafeteria on the last floor). The exhibits are amazing and I greatly advise towards getting an audio guide for just 2 EUR. The best exhibits... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited this museum on our last day in Vienna - the museum is brilliant - well set out and educational - lots to see. Good value for money and a lovely building.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I would have thought it was impossible to make rocks and stone interesting, but this place has a collection that is out of this world. I went backwards I found out later, if you go the correct way, it will take you from the start of the planet to current to times. Also, they have animals, even a dodo. Must... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

but are the usual things you find in a natural history museum, however, the building inside is very impressive.

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Náfplion, Argolis, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It was a very interesting place to be, surrounded by very old things of beauty and it just blew you away. If you like Museums - one of the best

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Not being the biggest fan of natural history, I really enjoyed the Vienna Natural History Museum. It's in a magnificent building that is so beautiful on the inside as well as the outside. It houses an amazing selection of each category of natural history. A great places for children to wander. The interactive dinosaur is a great idea to give... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off the architech of the building was amazing. The cost to get in was minimal and every one from families to young couples would enjoy the museum. Every type of rocks from around the world and beyond were displayed and the animal exhibit was th best any where!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice afternoon here, spent about 2 hours wandering around the museum of course our main interest being the Venus of Willendorf which is tiny! There was a rock exhibition was quite large and not of great interest to us so we quickly walked through, with the exception of looking at a few of the particularly nice diamonds etc.... More 

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.