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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

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Address: Burgring 7 | Maria Theresien Platz, Vienna 1010, Austria
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+43 1 521770
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09:00 - 18:30
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Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Thu - Mon 09:00 - 18:30
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The highlights of this natural history museum include a significant...

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.

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Well worth a visit

Visited on our final day, managed to see everything in a couple hours but could have spent the whole day. A great range of things to see, slightly annoying not everything was... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited on our final day, managed to see everything in a couple hours but could have spent the whole day. A great range of things to see, slightly annoying not everything was translated into English, (the majority was). Loved the robotic dinosaur. The cafe is really nice, it's well worth grabbing a window seat and watching the people milling about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The museum had incredible displays and very detailed information. It also contains some interactive exhibits. The building of the museum itself is also beautiful!

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Uusikaupunki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This place can take the whole day if you are interested. I only went once and regret not having time to come back and finish the "tour" properly. When you have been exploring the animal kingdom for hours there's not enough energy to read about Big Bang -theory :D next time I will focus on that. Also the place itself... More 

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Starkville, MS, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Have been too many other Natural History Museums, NYC, Wash. DC, Chicago. I enjoyed this one just as much. To me two to three hours is enough no matter which museum. Well worth the money.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A real once in a lifetime experience. Hapsburgs had real appreciation for scien ce, art, and history. Great place, especially or children.

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Minsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting collection of minerals - large and systematic my name and region. Excellent meteorites. The rest - fossils animals know etc - good for kids.

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Dunblane, Scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum is well worth a visit. The gemstone and mineral collection is stunning with the most amazing colours and shapes. In particular the section which compares the minerals to animals in the wild is fascinating. Some of the exhibits are slightly dated but ver much keeping to the environment if the museum. The building is stunning and ver majestic.... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a large museum of natural history opened in 1889. The building itself is just gorgeous. The museum has a large collection of minerals and precious stones exhibited in several rooms. If you like stones, you will definitely love exhibits from all over the world, including rather big pieces of amethysts, quartz and crystals. And huge pieces of salt,... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is huge with loads of interesting things to see. There is a life sized model of a dinosaur that moves and roars which was really cool. Well worth ten euros

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Leuven, Belgium
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I, both PhD students, were pleasantly surprised because we got a reduction. Tickets were only 5 euro for students. Absolutely worth it, we spent two hours here on our last day. The museum has about 40 rooms. Personally I really loved the mineral collection, which was very meticulously sorted.

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