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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)
Burgring 7 | Maria Theresien Platz, Vienna 1010, Austria (Inner City)
01-521-770
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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.
Ferrara, Italy
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“the frog”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

It is a "scientific museum" there fore a little difficult. So I went only 2 times instead of the 4 of the Kunst-H. in front.
What is nice is a frog in the last exibition room escaping from the exibition strusture!
OK I know tha you MUST go for the Willensdorf Venus, but I liked the humor of this XIX century scientist!

Visited September 2012
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Hove, UK
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“Massive collection and good interaction”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

This museum is a very good option with kids on a cold or wet day, There are quite a few hands on things on the first floor which were nicely done and most of the information was in German and English.

One small warning - there are a very large number of stuffed animals on the 2nd floor which do look very sad. Realise that they have been dead a long while, but sensitive children might want to skip that bit and look at the live ones in the Zoo.

Cafe on the 1st floor nice for a cake and coffee too.

Visited October 2012
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Clearwater, Florida
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“Outstanding”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great musuem- enjoyed seeing the Venus of Willendorf-- the rest of the museums was a typical musuem seens anywhere in the workd, but the venus was a real treasure and worth the price of admission!

Visited October 2012
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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“If only for the Venus of Willendorf”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

Everything else be damned, I wanted to see a 25,000 year old statuette... and I did. She is tiny and has her own little room... and I was not disappointed. Otherwise, the Museum is really beautiful and has the most extensive mineral collections i've seen. Some evenings too, they offer tours which include time spent up on the roof (i missed that).

Visited October 2012
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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“Great fun, so much to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna is definitely worth a visit. For students it is only €5 entry and I spent the best part of 4 hours in there, and could have spent more. The displays were very focused, in a chronological order and alongside A LOT of stuffed animals, there were rocks, ancient artifacts, fossils and animal skeletons. Avoid the cafe as it is very overpriced, although the food is very good and be prepared for some of the information (especially around the dinosaurs) to be more tailored towards children.

Visited October 2012
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