Natural History Museum
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Cape Town Central, South Africa397 contributions
Jan 2020
This is a fairly small museum situated in a pretty park. There are several interesting facts about various animals who have died and the impact of modern western life on them. There is a section arguing for and against vaccination which is fascinating, but unfortunately all in Dutch. Some English translations would have been helpful. There is a fun section for children and it is very child and family friendly. There was also a really beautiful 'floral' display of paintings of Sebiha Ozlas. We enjoyed leisurely walking through the various parts of this small museum before enjoying a walk in the park.
Written February 21, 2020
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vani M
Rotterdam, The Netherlands81 contributions
Jun 2020 • Couples
The museum looks small from the outside, but is pretty from the inside. Lots of animals and stories on display. Recommend for children! There are a lot of interactive things in the museum for them to play and learn with. The museum provides a lot of information.
Written June 25, 2020
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Hermes_NL 🇳🇱
Amsterdam, The Netherlands19,957 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
The Rotterdam Natural History Museum is housed in a highly charming historical building with modern annex. The collection is partially classical -think very high quality prepared animals-, partially modern -think pros and cons if vaccination. In both cases very educational and entertaining thanks to thoughtful framing and humorous explanations. It is not extremely large, can be done in 1-2 hours perhaps in combination with one of the nearby Art museums. Parking is easy in the museum garage. Last but not least - they have my favourite animal, the Capibara!
Written January 31, 2020
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Adrian1972London
Greenwich, UK205 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
This is not a big museum but It has an interesting repertoire of exhibits. The highlight is the section featuring animals that have died in unusual ways. Next door cafe does some decent cakes and coffee.
Written September 9, 2019
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Win S
South Holland Province, The Netherlands371 contributions
May 2018 • Solo
A compact but very interesting selection of exhibits/artefacts of the natural history of the Netherlands as well as other regions of the world. The exhibit 'Fossils of the Netherlands' is excellent and very well presented.... Really worth a visit especially that the museum is located at the Museum Park where 2 other world-renown museums are also located: Boijmans and Kunsthal....
Written May 27, 2018
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Hendrik_NL
Vlaardingen, The Netherlands7,246 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
The Natural History Museum in the Museumpark in Rotterdam, next to the Kunsthal bunker, is the kind of museum I like best. Situated in a charming building, it focuses on a limited subject, in this case natural history. In this museum you can feel the loving care of the staff. And the museum is instructive and entertaining, also something I expect from a museum. In one section of the museum a theme was highlighted and expanded: Nature in the big city (In this case Rotterdam of course). Here we learnt about animals and plants in the city, how they adapt and, weirdly enough, prosper. A museum to remain for a couple of well spent hours. Entrance for a fee. Free entrance with the annual Dutch museum pass.
Written December 1, 2017
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Μaria El
Rotterdam, The Netherlands16 contributions
Mar 2020
Very nice museum, really enjoyable for kids. The museum offers quite interesting exhibits and keeps kids, as well as adults, interesting. Would recommend it for a family , but not only, visit !
Written July 7, 2020
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gabrielciuchi
London, UK259 contributions
Feb 2019 • Solo
This was a great place to spend a few hours. Many funny displays with facts written in English, as well. Quite large, great for families, as well.
Written March 21, 2019
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Stephen E
Rotterdam, The Netherlands282 contributions
Jun 2017 • Solo
This place could be named "dode dierentuin" indeed it is a nice place to see mammals, insects and some fossils.

It is quite small if I compare to other Natural history museum!
Written January 25, 2018
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Joseph G
Lille, France476 contributions
May 2015 • Couples
A small museum located near a beautiful park. It took us about an hour and a half max to finish this museum. If you have a student card you will get a discount (but already the entrance fee isn't that expensive). Try the jukebox outside to have some fun.
Written May 26, 2015
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