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“History is alive and well in Crete” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Natural History Museum of Crete

The Natural History Museum of Crete
Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
30 2810 282740
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Ranked #5 of 32 Attractions in Heraklion
4.5 of 5 stars 134 Reviews
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Owner description: The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive manner the natural environment of eastern Mediterranean area with special emphasis on Greece and Crete.
Crete, Greece
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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“History is alive and well in Crete”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The Natural History Museum, operated by the University of Crete is nothing short of a pleasuredome and proves that history is far from boring. Situated along the coast road in Heraklion this will appeal to young and old, particularly the young.
The exhibits are very well placed and follow a flow through.For youngsters it's a dream as nothing is bjhind glass, with the exception of the Living area. The whole museum is over three floors - with lifts, and just to keep you awake try the earthquake simuiator, exciting and informative.
Displays are continually being updated, so it is something for everybody fromn young through to old. The staff are on hand and will try their best to inform you or answer your questions - werll worth the effort, there is a handy car-park opposite, and they are planning a cafe shortly.

Visited March 2013
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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“Great place for the kids”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

This was actually better than I expected.
there was a lot of exhibits over several levels.
Then on the basement there was an earth quake stimulator which I didn't go on but looked quite fun.
they had a dig site for children where they could try and find bones.
They seemed to cater well for children as there was a lot of things for them to do.
The only problem we did encounter was the cafe staff needed to have some lessons on customer service, the individual who .'served' us was more eager to get outside for a smoke than make sure with had everything we needed.
despite that it was a great day out.

Visited September 2012
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“brill”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

this is part of the trip when you go on the tour of kononnoss and all the things that they dug up it is a real eye opener

Visited June 2012
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“You must try the earthquake simulator”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

A seemly small museum with display of different animals plants found in different environments, it also a living area with small creatures - great to see at feeding time as what had seemed to be a tank with one or two lizards actually had loads who had been hiding under rocks. The earthquake simulator is a great experience and there is a really fun children area - however I was a bit too tall (and old).

Visited October 2012
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Almere, The Netherlands
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“Really impressing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

During our visit in the Natural History Museum of Crete we saw a great collection of samples of flora and fauna. The exhibition ''Dinosaurs of Patagonia'' was also amazing and the earthquake simulator was an unforgettable experience! Don't miss it!!!

Visited September 2012
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