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The Natural History Museum of Crete

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Recommend this museum after Archeological Museum as it continues to offer history of Crete up to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Louise P
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Nice

Interesting place. You can see many things like the animals and the plants of Crete. The ticket is... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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+30 281 028 2740
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Recommend this museum after Archeological Museum as it continues to offer history of Crete up to and including war years. What a find. Thought we'd be here for 2 hours but ended up looking around for 3 hrs. Thankyou.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Louise P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I arrived as part of a mixed group of Cretans and Northern Europeans. I had seen the website and was not too impressed by what I saw. In reality though it was informative and the stuffed animal displays were presented clearly and with a degree...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CretanEagle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tickets were a bit expensive for the activities inside. If you have kids and need a break during the day, this might be a good option. The front desk staff almost looked irritated when we arrived and ignored us when we tried to buy...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting place. You can see many things like the animals and the plants of Crete. The ticket is really too expensive for a family to pay!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank makeyourownpath
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Very nice interior and location. Very interesting for kids as well. Try the earthquake simulator and the "mirror" experiments.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank katherinaf2015
Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Museum was ok. Nothing amazing like. I thought there would be more but children were happy and that is enough. The earthquake simulator was interesting. Nice suprise was that there was living reptiles and tortoises to see. Staff was nice and helpful. With little children...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Visited this museum as a family with our young son aged 5. On entrance staff were very helpful in explaining what to expect. Staff spoke very good English and were very attentive to our young son. Museum was fun for the whole family but also...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CharlotteW1615
Reviewed October 10, 2018

It took ages to find this place, what with the maniac drivers, but we got there in the end! An interesting and quiet 2 hours were passed, including the earthquake simulation. (Don't go on it if you have a bad back!) Live snakes and lizards...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Richard_Feynman
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This museum has a wide collection of animals observed in Crete. Very educational for me, some of them didn't know they even existed!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Alex B
Reviewed October 3, 2018

This was one of the best 'inside' places to visit in Heraklion - the collection is extensive, especially for a relatively small city like Heraklion and everything was really well explained. It was fascinating to see examples of the species indigenous to the island -...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Adults 7.50 euro Concessions 4.50 euros
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