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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

Address: Maria-Theresien-Strasse | Burgring 7, Vienna 1040, Austria (Innere Stadt)
Phone Number: 01-521-770
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Ranked #9 of 302 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Owner description: The highlights of this natural history museum include a significant...
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Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
Hours:
Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Owner description: 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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Melbourne, Australia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

Opposite the marvellous Kunsthistorishistorishes Musuem, this brilliant natural history museum is also well worth a visit. The building itself (a mirror image of the Kunsthistorishistorishes Musuem building opposite it) is so grand that it almost overshadows the collection.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

An incredibly large museum that will take the best part of a day and a couple of strong legs to fully enjoy. We have done the first floor (minerals and fossils) completely and only quickly browsed through the second floor (current wildlife). The museum alternates between very classical displays with massive amounts of items (predominantly minerals and smaller animals (second... More 

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Peniche, Portugal
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

We visited the Naturhistorisches Museum in January as we heard of the exhibition with the frozen mamoths, and it was well worth it. Alone the building would be enough to justify a visit but inside there is plenty to see. A "living" dinosaur was one of the highlights for the children and of course the theme on display was interesting... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This museum's purpose-built building is so magnificent that the entrance price would be justified even if it was empty. I say this to make the point that one should look up regularly to see the paintings and other decorations themed to each room's collections. But happily the museum isn't empty, hosting one of the world's finest natural history collections. Each... More 

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Stockholm, Stockholms Län, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Very very many animals and a fantastic house but it was presented in a quite boring way and planetarium was not good at all.

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Bielsko-Biala, Poland
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Brilliant collection! You can feel like little kid exploring all the natural history from scratch (Dinosaurs!). Also there are many multimedia and little experiments for younger kids. It's 4-6 hours of solid hiking. Reminder: don't plan Natural History Museum and Art Museum at the same day. They are 100 m on the opposite sides of one big square (lovely bulidings... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Beautiful and educational museum. We loved the mineral, shark and dino section. There is a cute cafe upstairs. 100% recommend taking the kids while in Vienna.

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

This is a surprisingly large Christmas market , well laid out and spacious . We were walking round Vienna that day , and managed to fit this market in , as well as 4 others . Lots of stalls , not quite as generic as , for example the Rathaus , and easily walkable from St Stevens . My wife... More 

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Kaliningrad, Russia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

To tell you the truth at first I was not going to visit this museum but the other one. But finally I decided to go there since I felt that only here I can get pure happy emotions. And my intuition was right - I was amazed from the very beginning! First of all - the museum is houses in... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

Set in the centre of Vienna in beautiful historical building. The museum is very big, provides nice overview of different kinds of animals, minerals and I personally like the most the part about human evolution. I recommend to visit it also with kids.

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