The Natural History Museum of Crete

The Natural History Museum of Crete, Heraklion: Hours, Address, The Natural History Museum of Crete Reviews: 4.5/5

The Natural History Museum of Crete

The Natural History Museum of Crete
4.5
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
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.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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allicatlemke
Bjarnarhofn, Iceland18 contributions
Could Be Better
Oct 2021 • Couples
If you are traveling with children under 10 years old then this will be a wonderful museum to visit - once all of the exhibits are up and working again.

If you are not traveling with children or have older children I would recommend saving your money.
Written October 9, 2021
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Didsbury01
13 contributions
Perfect for younger children
Aug 2021 • Family
Found this museum perfect for younger children (ours 3&7) Exceeded expectations really nice interactive parts all felt v covid safe when we were there (aug 21) personally think it would suit any primary aged kid well
Written August 16, 2021
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Dan O
5 contributions
Very disappointing
Aug 2021 • Couples
While this place isn’t horrible by any means, it’s far from even average. First, the whole building is rather warm (bad AC/no fans). Additionally, when we visited, at least 40% of the place was under renovation, so there were just tons of empty exhibits. Even the exhibits that were there were just very plain and often poorly done taxidermy. There’s some interest to be had, especially if you have small children, but we felt very disappointed that, with reading 90% of the exhibits, it only took ~45 minutes to get through. It’s also about twice as expensive as the Venetian Fortress close by and worse in every respect. Do not recommend, even more so without the place being finished (it really should be closed until there are more exhibits).

Oh. But there’s free Wi-Fi. So… that’s the best thing to say about it.
Written August 13, 2021
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JMGeneva
Geneva, Switzerland1,626 contributions
Very disappointing
May 2021 • Couples
A patchwork of poorly maintained exhibitions without clear organization. Industrial architecture. Many empty spots. Only minimal information on the Cretan biodiversity. (Eg nothing on sea-life, two poor cases of insects, etc...). Really below standards.
Written June 11, 2021
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Zsolt C
67 contributions
Great place for kids, too
Aug 2020
Very interesting, fun and educational collection full of apps, young teenagers love it too, very interesting museum
Written September 21, 2020
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Debs
3 contributions
Too hot and lots closed
Aug 2020 • Family
This museum was unbearable they had turned off the air conditioning and with enforcement of masks it was horrible. A lot of the areas were under construction. Really not worth the money
Written August 22, 2020
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AmyFilton
Filton, UK465 contributions
Great museum
Aug 2020 • Family
We visited the museum at the end of July whilst visiting Heraklion.
The entrance fee is good value for money and we spent a few hours here.
We particularly enjoyed the area where children could experiment with light, mirrors and optical illusions and the children's interactive section with the coastal tanks.
Staff were friendly and helpful and we loved the earthquake simulator which is better than the one at the Natural history museum in London.
Written August 4, 2020
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Denise D
Mid Coast Maine, ME9 contributions
Outdated
Feb 2020 • Friends
Was ok if you never saw diorama like scenes of natural environments but seems a bit outdated and not interesting for adults. Probably better with kids
Written February 7, 2020
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Rod B
Barwon Heads, Australia198 contributions
Great presentations - especially dinosaurs
Jan 2020
This was a really interesting visit with a range of things to look at. An earthquake simulation, dinosaurs and a range of local animal displays. Great for kids
Written January 22, 2020
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marinatatti
Heraklion, Greece23 contributions
Very nice for both kids and adults
Sep 2019 • Family
Very nice building and collection of mediterranean flora and fauna. The erthquake simulation is amazing and informative.
Written January 8, 2020
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The Natural History Museum of Crete is open:
  • Mon - Fri 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Sat - Sun 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

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