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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

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Address: Burgring 7 | Maria Theresien Platz, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number: 01-521-770
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Wed 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thu - Mon 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
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The highlights of this natural history museum include a significant...

The highlights of this natural history museum include a significant collection of dinosaur skeletons and meteorites in addition to a large display of insects from around the world.

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Brilliant, but unlabled minerals

While this is easily one of the best Natural History Museums in the WORLD, I was so devastated to see 90% of the mineral and rocks room was completely unlabled. This really let... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

While this is easily one of the best Natural History Museums in the WORLD, I was so devastated to see 90% of the mineral and rocks room was completely unlabled. This really let the entire section on geology down and I am a geologist and knew a good proportion. If the museum don't know what the specimens are I know... More 

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Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is huge and have soooooo much to see. Don't expect to come in and "finish" in less than few hours. Everything is very well organized and nice displayed. My only negative remark is that more than few items have only German name and description (or at least I couldn't find English). Most item have German/English description, but this... More 

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Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Nice museum with a big collection. Offers reduction for the students as well. Interactive tools available for kids.

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Malta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This museum is a huge, but very well organized place. Our kids, aged 8 and 10, enjoyed every minute of our visit and were particularly drawn by the interactive parts of the museum. Would recommend to families with kids of all ages.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Some of the items ....specially rocks had no English description. Other than that the visit was fine....fair price too

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is very big with a lot of material means. It is one of the best attractions in Vienna would say. Staff very nice and very polite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an excellent place to visit on a rainy day or a day when you don't want to be in the crowds. So much to see at your own pace and the kids will love it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was my first time in a Natural History Museum and visited as my daughter wanted to see the 'Venus' exhibit due to currently studying for her A-Levels in History and Archaeology. We visited late in the evening on the way to the Film Festival in Rathausplatz. The impressive collections are contained within an equally architecturally stunning building and even... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A brilliant museum, nicely laid out and easy to walk round. Loads to see (could easily spend all day if you wanted). Well worth the entrance fee would definitely recommend it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A LOT of nice things to watch, it requires a couple of hours to watch it quickly. The first floor talks about the history of the hearth: explanation was good and interactive. the 2nd floor is more about animals in general and it's more about watching then else. Pretty enjoyable at the end.

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In Vienna's best-known district, pedestrian boulevards Kärntner Strasse and Graben connect you with landmarks such as the Wiener Staatsoper (Vienna State Opera), Vienna’s iconic Stephansdom (St. Stephen’s Cathedral) and the vast compound of Hofburg, the Habsburgs’ former Imperial Palace. Peek down side streets such as Annagasse and Weihburggasse, and Graben’s Seilergasse and Habsburggasse, to get a feel for the center. The Imperial Apartments and the refreshingly demystifying Sissi Museum are must-dos at Hofburg. Spacious squares such as Am Hof and Freyung often host beautiful seasonal and antiques markets.