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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

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Address: Maria-Theresien-Strasse | Burgring 7, Vienna 1040, Austria
Phone Number: 01-521-770
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Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Description: 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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Great bird section

OK so I'm into birds - and I did not visit the other sections. The birds are laid out in two main sections - one is birds of Austria in species order, and the other is birds of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

OK so I'm into birds - and I did not visit the other sections. The birds are laid out in two main sections - one is birds of Austria in species order, and the other is birds of the world in families. The modern style of the displays was easy to understand and they are well lit. There are also... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Natural history museums the world over are pretty much the same - dinosaurs, some floating specimens and rock formations. This one was average and even the many children milling about (would recommend this for families with younger children) seemed to have seen it all before. If you have limited time in Vienna, give this a pass.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This huge museum is one of the most amazing I have seen. The meticolous collection is feeking the spectator with awe. No matter how long you strall around - it will not be enough. Don't even dream to spend there less than 3-4 hours.

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Bucharest, Romania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It is totally worth your money! It is very big and has so many exhibitions! Actually...I cannot think of an animal not being there! They are also exposed in such a way that you can almost touch them thru a glass window. Great place to stop and visit!

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Live (almost) dinosaur, excellent displays (some interactive) gives you and especially your kids a tremendous overview where we (the Earth) come from. We had a birthday party there and if you can engross 3 and 6 year old kids for 90 minutes (and be aware it is a museum) that tells you something. Kids and accompaning parents loved it. The... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

When we visited the museum, it had a temporary exhibition about mammoths and it was fantastic. The rest of the museum felt just like about every museum of natural history I ever visited, though the famous diplodocus skeleton was impressive. The building is great, and most things in the exhibit are interesting, but after a while it becomes too much.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We spent a few hours exploring this magnificent Museum From Mammoths to Monoliths,Gemstones to Fossils All displayed was awe inspiring A wonderful place to visit

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

The Natural History Museum in Vienna is certainly a study in excess. They seem to have more than one of everything. My spouse would have stayed for a week on the first floor exploring all the geological specimens. Fortunately, I convinced him to visit the rest of the museum and he was not disappointed. The display on DNA was very... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

This is worth a visit to marvel at the building alone, nevermind all of the amazing displays on offer. I didn't have enough time to do it justice as I only had half a day to see it. If you are in Vienna don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This line from Sara Teasdale's poem "Barter" kept popping into my head on the two days (in January and March) we spent at Vienna's justly famous NHM. If you have children in tow or happily retain your own child-like sense of wonder and curiosity about the world, then this is the place for you. For starters, you can see NHM's... More 

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