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The Natural History Museum of Crete

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Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Nice and Intresting place for young people and for oldest one.

A nice place to visit with intresting things to see. The earthquake plate was short but very... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2018
Fun and interesting

Great for families with kids too, some fun interactive exhibits that can engage kids and all alike... read more

Reviewed 26 July 2018
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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.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 028 2740
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

A nice place to visit with intresting things to see. The earthquake plate was short but very intersting.

Date of experience: August 2018
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

Great for families with kids too, some fun interactive exhibits that can engage kids and all alike that make the experience more memorable- and dinosaurs too!!

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 25 July 2018

The natural history museum of Crete is one of the best museum of the city. Located near the center, it has some amazing displays.

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

This was a great morning out with my two grandchildren. There was so much to see and do that all ages were kept engaged. Easy to find and parking just opposite. A must, is the Earthquake simulator, very realistic.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 929annen
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

We visited this museum with our 2 kids and so glad we did. Whilst having a relaxing beach holiday, it was nice to take the bus to heraklion and visit this place and the surrounding area. Lots to look at and the earthquake simulator was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank staceymV9745XW
Reviewed 21 June 2018

This museum is mind blowing. If you love nature this is a must. I took my kids and they loved it. We will definitely go again. The displays of Cretan habitats and dioramas were excellent and the earthquake simulation room was awesome with real simulations...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Brendan D
Reviewed 14 June 2018

This is one of the must-sees in Heraklion if you visit with children. They have an excellent permanent exhibition, with all kinds of animals, but also hands-on activities for the little ones, They teach what to do in case of an earthquake too (they have...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank pamilvisions
Reviewed 11 June 2018

Lots of stuff to see. Start from the top floor and work your way down. There is a possibility to have an earthquake simulation.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank moppeleinonen
Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is about 10 minutes walk from the Venetian Harbour in and old power station. There are 2 large dinosaurs outside which give an idea of 1 of the major themes (Kids will love it I reckon). It's on 5 floors with the top...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank simoncC579IM
Reviewed 5 June 2018 via mobile

I don’t mean to be cruel, and please look at my positive reviews of elsewhere if you need to, but this was a true disappointment. After being charged €15 for 2 we were told to explore from the 2nd floor and then head down. We...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Adults 7.50 euro Concessions 4.50 euros