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The Natural History Museum of Crete

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Address: Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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Phone Number: +30 281 028 2740
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The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive...

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.

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After the stones, the animals...

A natural history museum which does a lot for public knowledge. Not a big place, but neat, tidy and well presented by friendly guides, which show high competence. A thing to bear... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Antonello C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A natural history museum which does a lot for public knowledge. Not a big place, but neat, tidy and well presented by friendly guides, which show high competence. A thing to bear in mind: the desk accepts only cash...

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Thank Antonello C
Durham
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very interesting museum which is also fun for all - with it's moving dinosaurs and interactive displays, animals and all. A simulation of various different sized earthquakes is offered, together with a talk about them - which is quite an eye opener if you've never experienced an earthquake before.

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Thank lewisia
spratton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just went to this by chance whilst visiting Heraklion with my sister and was surprised how much we enjoyed it. A lot if it is very child friendly and the staff were really helpful in accessing some of the science exhibits. Great trip for families with young children.

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Thank jimbob111
Athens, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Excellent place, wonderful for kids, don't miss out on their earthquake simulation, their light-illusions display and, if your have small kids, their ground floor recreational area especially made for children.

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Thank Eva D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Did you know that in Knossos Palace - built in Bronze Age, considered Europe's oldest city - there was three separate water-management systems: fresh water, one for drainage of runoff, and one for drainage of waste water. There was Bathroom built between 1700 and 1400 BC: the queen's megaron contained an example of the first water-flushing system latrine. For English... More 

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Thank Tomasz K
Cologne, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Museum staff is very helpful, with the best English we heard in the island. The earthquake simulator is fun, but there are other nice setups for kids. The scientific part is also ok, having terrariums with living animals and a nice garden with local plants is a big plus.

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Thank Kulaba
Gunnedah, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 397 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Located in Heraklion, right on the edge of the water, with 2 large dinosaurs on the outside, the museum cannot be missed. Entry is €9.00 per adult with payment by cash only. Credit cards are not accepted. Once inside there is 4 floors with a vast array of animals on display in their natural habitat, live animals, discovery museum and... More 

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Edinburgh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Not a huge amount to see here but what there is is quite nicely displayed although it has lost its freshness of presentation. The earthquake simulator and personal commentary from the museum officer was very interesting and informative. There was an earthquake of some 5.4 about a day later in the east of Crete. Dinosaurs are well presented, so if... More 

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Lusby, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Loved this museum. Especially liked the film about the volcanoes and the beginning and end of the dinosaurs. The interactive earthquake classroom was a great exhibit and very informative.

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Thank zaneyone
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This was an interesting museum we particularly wanted to visit, so that we could share our experience with our 8 year old grandchild. It was well worth the time. A school party going round (of about the same age) were very excited with their visit, but it did not detract from ours.

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