Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)
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9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
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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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Neighborhood: Inner City
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.
How to get there
  • Volkstheater • 3 min walk
  • Volkstheater • 3 min walk
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the only planet
Norwich, UK89 contributions
May 2022 • Solo
This museum offers one of the biggest exhibitions I have ever seen. It is beautiful and interactive, providing lots of different areas of interest.
It has beautiful mineral and animal sections, but my personal favourite was the human evolution.
What made me an impression was the signs next to some of the animal species saying how endangered they are. This, for me, is very important, as it provides the much needed awareness of our human impact on our planet while being not overwhelming.
Almost everything is in English and I found the audio guide not of much need, although, it provides additional information. Just keep in mind that the audio guide is €6 which is quite expensive.
If you plan to go there, I would recommend to go during a weekday in the morning, as it is less crowded.
Also, it has easy access to toilets + for people with additional needs. And it had a lovely cafe with food at the centre of the museum.
Written May 8, 2022
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Lemon top
York, UK210 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
You could spend a few days in here, depending on your level of interest in geology, etc. The building itself is immense sand the layout of the exhibits is easy to manoeuvre. Most displays are in both German and English. We didn’t take the audio guide as we felt we didn’t need it. Children were free to enter which we thought was great and the fact that adults are charged means that’s there’s not too many people and you can actually move around and see the exhibits (London take note!).
Written January 25, 2020
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Robyn S
14 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
Spent around 3/4 hours here and it was lovely.
There are guys to take your coats and bags etc free of charge though a tip is suggested and then you enter 4 rooms of the most beautiful crystals and stones you could imagine. I spent a good hour snd a half in there. There was also the evolution of humans and a very impressive dinosaur exhibit with English translations of everything (there was the option to purchase an audio guide at the beginning but I didn’t so don’t know the options). The dinosaur exhibit included a room of pop culture snd how it has been influenced by new discoveries which was really interesting.
And then the upper floor is purely taxidermy. Some of it was done extremely well (the black panther notably) and some a bit shoddy but there were rooms and rooms and rooms of birds and fish and insects. Highly recommend for families of kids who love animals
Written November 15, 2021
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Ms.Travels
Washington, DC319 contributions
Nov 2019
There are so many good museums in Vienna. I was grateful to have chosen this one. The entry way and majestic stairways with enormous murals are visually stunning, I doubt any of my photos do them justice. I tried to wander most of the museum, but it was really my first area, the Egyptian collection that stuck with me. It was enormous with lots of antiquities in beautiful condition. As you may have read, they also have a lovely restaurant on an upper level “under the dome”. The restaurant was very busy even in the mid afternoon and I waited in a small line for service, but it was a great break.
Written May 30, 2020
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Janet S
6 contributions
Jan 2020
If you are not interested in all the wonderful, displays, you will be mesmerised by this fantastic building, which is worth the entry fee alone. But if you are interested in natural history, this is the place to go. It is great for all ages, from 3 to the more 'mature' of ages. Just seeing the smiles and wonderment on these young children's faces was a delight. The Austrians seem to have it spot on when it comes to their museums. You are not faced with just a plaque of words, but lots of hands on stuff to keep the likes of me happy.
Written February 1, 2020
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Familyoffduty
Western Ireland, Ireland591 contributions
Feb 2020
This is a wonderful museum. Apart from the absolute beauty of the building, the collections inside of rocks, minerals, fossils, stuffed animals and skeletons etc is really quite remarkable. Beware as the cafe/restaurant on the second floor is very expensive.
Written February 25, 2020
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Kostas Cham
Athens, Greece99 contributions
Mar 2022
It is one of the best natural history museums I have ever visited. It is hosted in a building with a spectacular interior with great aesthetics, it has three floors which contain from ancient rocks, gems, and meterytes to dinausaur robots and prehestoric era environment simulators. The best thing in this museum is the amount of interactive exhibits that it has. It would be really fun for children.
Written March 9, 2022
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D Jenkins
Buckley, UK160 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Firstly the grounds and building are stunning. The exhibits are good and varied, everything from stones to ant eaters. There’s a nice cafe on site and lots of other museums around it if you want more. Would recommend for couples and families alike. From memory it was good value too, entry was around 7 euros for an adult.
Written January 27, 2020
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Annie
8 contributions
Dec 2021 • Family
The museum is very good ! To tell the truth, I find museums boring, but this is really interesting. At first, it's so beautiful and it has a lot of activities to do, like see things through a microscope, drive a fake car, research informations through something like tablet and lot of others. From that museum you can also learn a lot of things you didn't knew. Moreover, in the first rooms there are crystals and stones and in the next rooms there are dinosaurs and animals mainly. Something that made me surprised is that the museum has ordinary stones externally but inside them are beautiful colors and shapes. Finally, I suggest to travelers who will visit Natural History Museum just enjoy the experience and observe carefully all the things the museum has!!!
Written January 2, 2022
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mirunavrn
Bucharest, Romania199 contributions
Jun 2021
This museum is amazing: from the building itself to its colleactions. I fisrt visited the museum in January 2019 and I came back this June. It has everything one can imagine: from how the Universe was created to a collection with stuffed animals. This June, an exhibition regarding food waste and pollution associated with food consumption was displayed and it was a really nice to see such an approach. At the top floor there is a cafe.
Written June 20, 2021
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