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The Natural History Museum of Crete

#3 of 84 things to do in Heraklion Features Animals
Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 028 2740
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My husband took our 6 year old son, when he came back to our hotel he said that he wants to go back... read more

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I found this museum to be distinctly average, the one hi lite is the earthquake simulation... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 028 2740
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband took our 6 year old son, when he came back to our hotel he said that he wants to go back and its his new second favourite museum after the science museum in London. He also said that it was way better than...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I found this museum to be distinctly average, the one hi lite is the earthquake simulation classroom, but I didn't think that this on its own justified the admission price.

Thank ColinKnott
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place has 5 floors and it is well organized very fun to stay with lots of activities this is a must do.

Thank Faris A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We chose this museum to visit with our 16 and 13yr olds as the reviews made it seem less stuffy than the other museums in Heraklion. We had an afternoon to while away before our flight home and we didn't want to walk around in...More

Thank emmawilki2017
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I stayed about 2 hours in this museum and I loved it. I learned a lot mostly about earthquakes (i loved the simulator) and about the local fauna. I highly recommend a visit.

Thank yorom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibition is very nice organized, it has 5 floors (from -2 to 2). It's divided in 3 or 4 main activities. At the -2 level you can find an interactive exhibitions about earthquake, volcanos, tsunami, etc. Here they have a verry interesting eartquake simulator,...More

Thank StefanSerban
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the ideas that I've appreciated is the earthquake simulator - the aim of this project is to make people aware of how this phenomenon feels like and it's impact on buildings and us. Also, there is a tsunami simulator (where you can produce...More

Thank DianaDmt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love history and this was a very informative museum. We learned the history of Crete and it was kept our interest. They do have a headset option but we did not use them. It took us just about three hours. They had a very...More

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Plenty of things to do on a Sunday afternoon. The kids, aged 8, had a really good time. Staff is really friendly and helpful.

Thank NikosKarelos
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff over policed myself and 2 young kids on first two floors. Literally had a staff member follow us, which didn't allow us to relax. Very interesting, but probably not for kids

Thank derekwark
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11 August 2017|
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Response from Helen M | Reviewed this property |
Adults 7.50 euro Concessions 4.50 euros