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The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

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A unique museum with many exhibits from the petrified forest!

A well designed museum with explanations and exhibits for all ages. Knowledgeable tour guides gave... read more

Reviewed March 19, 2019
Chris P
Athens, Greece
Very interesting!

This is an excellent museum full of interesting information. Take your time to look at the exhibits... read more

Reviewed August 26, 2018
Oldham, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Sigri 811 03, Greece
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

A well designed museum with explanations and exhibits for all ages. Knowledgeable tour guides gave us a personal pre visit information as to what we were going to see and where most of the exhibits came from. Exceptional for all ages!

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Chris P
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is an excellent museum full of interesting information. Take your time to look at the exhibits inside and go and look at some of the examples outside. My wife spent along time looking at the information about earthquakes. To see the live data about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Courserugby
Reviewed August 14, 2018

This is a world class museum. It is small, but very informative if you take the time to read the information and really look at the exhibits. You can't just blow through in 15 minutes and expect to have learned anything. There are some fantastic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Whilst the main Petrified Forest is now clos3d to the public the Museum in Sigri is very good - not overly technical in information but just enough to stretch one’s thinking. There are a range of sections of the fossilised trees, prehistoric cones, etc, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TonyDownham
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

I wish I could say much more but this will be short and simple. The museum is not well managed / organised whereby staff welcome you to the museum explain ticket prices and any extras (such as the option for the earthquake simulation) and as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MariosA261
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Very helpful staff. Incredible exhibits. Please allow enough time. Petrified wood examples are stunning. The age of these petrified trees puts life into perspective! And this museum houses the oldest prehistoric animal jaw in Europe!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Julian C
Reviewed June 22, 2018

very interesting, the petrified forests are only on Lesvos and in the USA, tickets 5 euros, museum open daily , 15.6 - 14.10. 8 - 20, park 8-19, we saw 2 big petrified trees near the new route to Sigri - vilage where is the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lintnerová R
Reviewed June 4, 2018 via mobile

In the main building artifacts from over the whole world can been seen. Outside a ‘garden’ with local artifacts giving a good impression. Employees are very friendly

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jo H
Reviewed May 19, 2018

Very interesting museum. Displays of fossils and different petrified woods. Some trunks in situ still. Vulconology explained and live map of current seismic activity’s. I never tire of this place and try to visit Avery couple of years to keep up to date with the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Reviewed April 3, 2018

I lived so many years on the island and only learned of its existence when my friends from Athens came to visit, which is a shame. Please do visit it and be careful with directions as it is very far from Mytilene and the road...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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