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The Natural History Museum of Crete

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Address: Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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+30 281 028 2740
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 15:00
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The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive...

The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive manner the natural environment of eastern Mediterranean area with special emphasis on Greece and Crete.

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an interesting place to visit- kids would love it

one can see dinosaurs, mamoths, as well as other animals , reptiles dead in an imitation of their habitat,as well as alive ones. My son 6, loved excavating a dinosaur no less than... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bob-Olivia
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Heraklion, Greece
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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

one can see dinosaurs, mamoths, as well as other animals , reptiles dead in an imitation of their habitat,as well as alive ones. My son 6, loved excavating a dinosaur no less than spending some time in a cave and listening to a fairy tale about nocturnal animals!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Natural History Museum of Crete is a unique museum. It offers a wide variety of exhibits, including a permanent exhibition of embalmed wildlife of endemic Hellenic species of mammals, birds and reptiles, an exhibition of living reptiles, an exhibition of life-sized dinosaur models and an earthquake simulation space (a truly special experience which aims to inform about earthquakes and... More 

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Thank Ioannis S
Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit the museum with 3 kids and was an absolutely amazing experience.We had the chance to see a lot of the local nature and animals that live at the island but we was lucky to see and two impressive exhibition the Seismic Table which is about the earthquakes and also the dinosaurs.Both was a very interesting thing for kids... More 

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Tartu, Estonia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went there with family, kids ages 7 to 17. We all had so much fun and everyone could find something to do or smt interesting. Loved the earthquake simulator, moving animals, kids area etc. There was to see for many hours. Staff was so nice and helpful. I (we) would visit it again :)

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Thank Triinutrs
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We went on a rainy day and had a great time. Lots of educational items for kids who lived it. Certainly recommended to all.

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

Just excellant! Its collection are presenting very well the island and the Greek nature. It is clean, contemporary and interactive. It is a super must especially if you have childern (they will love it, for sure!)

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Folegandros
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

You don't expect to find a place so educative when on holiday in Crete. Following a friend's suggestion, we arranged a visit with a group of 17 old students, a hard to please age group. The exhibitions are very rewarding especially if combined with the guide's presentation, which is necessary, in my opinion. A museum not boring, as museums should... More 

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Thank Paraskevi M
Heraklio, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

This is a very important spot in Heraklio and Crete in general. I personally spent more than 3 hours there, and my kids did not want to leave. An amazing journey through history.

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Heraklion, Greece
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Stuffed animals is not something I like but kids say they look like their dolls and toys.. Make sure you experience a earthquake wilst visiting

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited this museum as there was a force 8 gale blowing and though it had not been very well reviewed, it was something to do on a very wet day. We were very glad we did as we thought it an excellent museum, both for children and adults. Plenty of dinosaurs for the children ( but interesting facts about... More 

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