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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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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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Some nice features - especially good for Children

The displays of stuffed animals which take up a lot of space here are inevitably a bit sad although some effort has been made to put them in the context of the environment... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This closes at 3pm. costs 7 euros entry fee. Ok visit for families with children for an hour or two. 5 levels.

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UK
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23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The displays of stuffed animals which take up a lot of space here are inevitably a bit sad although some effort has been made to put them in the context of the environment. Lighting is in some cases poor. Children will enjoy the model dinosaurs although I thought they were a little out of place. Good section in the basement... More 

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Stafford
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 15, 2017 via mobile

We saved the museums for a rainy day.. having visited the archaeological one i was feeling optimistic. When We arrived i ignored the fact one of the dinosaurs was missing its head and entered. We paid 6 euro each and was given a extensive guide as to what each floor contained. Taking the top floor..There was nothing but a couple... More 

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Thank penny260288
London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017

The best thing was a collection on optical illusions, which the staff rejoiced in demonstrating. The earthquake simulator was very good too. Great fun on a very wet day, overlooking a stormy sea with lashing waves.

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Thank BabetteLondon
Belgrade, Serbia
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31 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

My little family and I spent the nicest vacation in Amoudara. We visited this Museum of Natural History, since my son and I adore animals, plants and of course Dinosaurs. The location is great at the edge of one of the Heraklion' s cliff. Few minutes from the center of the city. People who work in the Museum are warm... More 

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Thank svetlanavristic
Heraklion, Greece
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

one can see dinosaurs, mamoths, as well as other animals , reptiles dead in an imitation of their habitat,as well as alive ones. My son 6, loved excavating a dinosaur no less than spending some time in a cave and listening to a fairy tale about nocturnal animals!

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Thank Bob-Olivia
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Reviewed February 10, 2017

The Natural History Museum of Crete is a unique museum. It offers a wide variety of exhibits, including a permanent exhibition of embalmed wildlife of endemic Hellenic species of mammals, birds and reptiles, an exhibition of living reptiles, an exhibition of life-sized dinosaur models and an earthquake simulation space (a truly special experience which aims to inform about earthquakes and... More 

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Thank Ioannis S
Heraklion, Greece
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35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017

I visit the museum with 3 kids and was an absolutely amazing experience.We had the chance to see a lot of the local nature and animals that live at the island but we was lucky to see and two impressive exhibition the Seismic Table which is about the earthquakes and also the dinosaurs.Both was a very interesting thing for kids... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

I went there with family, kids ages 7 to 17. We all had so much fun and everyone could find something to do or smt interesting. Loved the earthquake simulator, moving animals, kids area etc. There was to see for many hours. Staff was so nice and helpful. I (we) would visit it again :)

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Thank Triinutrs
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

We went on a rainy day and had a great time. Lots of educational items for kids who lived it. Certainly recommended to all.

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