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“a walk through nature” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)
Maria-Theresien-Strasse | Burgring 7, Vienna 1040, Austria (Innere Stadt)
01-521-770
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Ranked #11 of 412 Attractions in Vienna
Type: Natural History Museums
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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.
Limassol, Cyprus
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“a walk through nature”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I have never seen so many different and striking stones! I have learned a lot of new interesting bird spieces! My only problem was that not all signs had a translation in english!

Visited February 2013
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Brussels, Belgium
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“Largest collection of stones and dead animals I have ever seen”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

The building of the Natural History Museum alone is worth the visit. It's amazing and huge,which beautiful ceilings. The first floor mainly consists of various stone and meteorite collections, which can be quite boring after the fifth room stacked up with little bricks of stone. However, the second floor has the largest collection of stuffed animals I have ever seen (larger than the one in London). Halls filled with birds, and even more halls filled with reptiles... And even a moving dinosaur. I can not think of an animal that I have not seen there. If you like this kind of stuff, it's definitely worth the visit.

Visited February 2013
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Florence, Italy
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“Worth visiting, need more than a few hours”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We visited on our last day and wished we had more time, there are so many things to see in this museum. Loved the stuffed animals and dinosaurs, minerals too but don't spend too much time there, lots more to see further on.

Visited April 2012
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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“A few hours just isn't enough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Ventured here on a snowy Sunday morning and were so sad we had only a few hours to enjoy it. We didn't even manage to circle a third of the museum, it's so huge and interesting. The Human evolution exhibition that is currently on show in a part of the museum is amazing and you get to learn so much. But the other expositions were pretty interesting as well. Maybe not such a huge fan of different rocks or meteorites but these rooms were also worth a peek.
We took the audioguide which was sme 2 euro extra to the 10 euro entrance fee.
Oh, yes the other reviews were right, you do have very rude staff at the cloakroom asking you rather inpolitely for a tip for storing your cloaks. The museum management should do something about this... but don't let that ruin your experience.

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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“Definitely worth visiting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We were stuck for ideas on a cold and snowy Sunday in Vienna, then decided to take refuge in the Natural History Museum. And we are glad we did. Exhibits are extensive and varied, with DVDs, audios and other interactive techniques all adding to the interest. The majority of the exhibits are also expplained in English. Plenty of benches to sit and view some of the exhibits, as well as sufficient space to walk around, even though the Museum was busy. Very child friendly. Good cloakroom and left luggage facilities. And very warm!

Visited February 2013
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