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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

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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A very big museum

A nice museum, we could not see everything in the 2 hours we have planned to visit it. It's a lot to see and a lot to walk. We enjoyed it. In the museum you have a restaurant... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A nice museum, we could not see everything in the 2 hours we have planned to visit it. It's a lot to see and a lot to walk. We enjoyed it. In the museum you have a restaurant where you can take a sit and rest before going further, which was nice as well. Prices do not differ from other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing, huge museum. Among other exhibits it has a significant collection of dinosaur skeletons and meteorites.

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Hualien, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I went there with my two boys, one 15 and the other 8. All three of us enjoyed seeing the wonderful collection from one room to another room. While the older brother was illustrating the knowledge about some stones, some skeketons and some animal specimens which he might have read from his books to the younger brother, I was amazed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a great museum, plenty for the kids to see and do and more importantly exhibitions that we don't get back home, the caveman section was very good and they have the largest fossil spider in the world and the largest display of meteorites in the world.. Great little cafe and gift shops, worth a few hours in here before... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This museum has some wonderful objects on display. Fossils were my firm favourite and the stuffed animals upstairs surprisingly won my seal of approval. Where else on earth you can get that close to a walrus? Venus of Willendorf does still the show, but there is so much more to see here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There is something here for everyone! Most recently, the exhibit on humans and protohumans is worth perusing. Lots of interactive exhibits and moving displays. Well done!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great display, easy to view everything and so much to see. Dinosaurs and loads of animals we are yet to see in real life are available to view. Absolutely beautiful building with a nice cafe. Fab time.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our children were tired and didn't want to do anything when we went in here. Their attitude soon changed when we got in - they were gobsmacked form the first room of minerals. We had to push them through and it still took four hours - not long enough. From the amazing mineral and meteor collections to the absolutely huge... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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.