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“Massive collection and good interaction”

Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)
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Ranked #11 of 561 things to do in Vienna
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Owner description: 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.
Hove, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Massive collection and good interaction”
Reviewed November 7, 2012

This museum is a very good option with kids on a cold or wet day, There are quite a few hands on things on the first floor which were nicely done and most of the information was in German and English.

One small warning - there are a very large number of stuffed animals on the 2nd floor which do look very sad. Realise that they have been dead a long while, but sensitive children might want to skip that bit and look at the live ones in the Zoo.

Cafe on the 1st floor nice for a cake and coffee too.

Visited October 2012
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Orchard Park, New York
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great musuem- enjoyed seeing the Venus of Willendorf-- the rest of the museums was a typical musuem seens anywhere in the workd, but the venus was a real treasure and worth the price of admission!

Visited October 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“If only for the Venus of Willendorf”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Everything else be damned, I wanted to see a 25,000 year old statuette... and I did. She is tiny and has her own little room... and I was not disappointed. Otherwise, the Museum is really beautiful and has the most extensive mineral collections i've seen. Some evenings too, they offer tours which include time spent up on the roof (i missed that).

Visited October 2012
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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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“Great fun, so much to see”
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The Naturhistorisches Museum in Vienna is definitely worth a visit. For students it is only €5 entry and I spent the best part of 4 hours in there, and could have spent more. The displays were very focused, in a chronological order and alongside A LOT of stuffed animals, there were rocks, ancient artifacts, fossils and animal skeletons. Avoid the cafe as it is very overpriced, although the food is very good and be prepared for some of the information (especially around the dinosaurs) to be more tailored towards children.

Visited October 2012
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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The exhibits here have not been updated for a long time, so more recent discoveries about some of them are not mentioned (for example, for the Venus von Willendorf -- and ancient goddess figurine). A lot of information is out of date. Not much variety -- and the "dinosaur fossil" is only a reproduction. If you've been to the British Museum or the Natural History Museum in New York City, then this place will be a huge disappointment.

Visited February 2012
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