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Senckenberg Natural History Museum (Naturmuseum Senckenberg)
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Frankfurt City Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #5 of 392 things to do in Frankfurt
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Fantastic display of dinosaurs from tiny trilobites to t-rex. In addition o the main attraction, there is also a floor dedicated to stuffed animals. Visitors of all ages would enjoy this museum.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

The displays were fantastic and it was well worth the price. Students only pay 3 euro

Visited December 2011
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Pulborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Best Natural History Museum I've been to”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

First class Natural History Museum, even better the Holy Grail of London's.

Well done on the old-school layout - it might be considered passé these days , but I PREFER to see the exhibits next to others of their type, rather than, as seems to be the modern way, where they're grouped with creatures that co-exist. I want to see a lion and a tiger together so I can compare them, not a lion and an ostrich, just because they happen to roam the plains together!

The stuffed exhibits are many and varied, and some enjoy semi-realistic settings, rather than the obligatory glass cases. The dinosaurs, whales and elephants are particularly impressive, and there was a special spider feature running when I visited with lots of live specimens. Extensive fossil range, and numerous high quality educational exhibits on things like the formation of the Earth and evolution of man.

There's a very nice touch (forgive the pun) in the anthropological section, where there are exhibits for the blind to be able to touch and feel the contours of the faces of various types of ancient human, and Braille explanations.

As mentioned, only the newest displays have English text, but don't let that be a barrier - it's an excellent couple of hours.

Visited March 2012
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Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Lots to see, but bear in mind most text is in German”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2012

The museum has an amazing selection of natural history. However, all but the newest displays only have German text. If you cannot read German, you will be limited to looking at the displays without understanding what they are.

Please note I don't expect a German institution to cater to anglophone visitors, I'm just pointing this out for any future visitors.

Visited May 2011
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Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“one of the few places to view original sized reptiles / dinosaurs”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2012

an attraction for young but also old. very informative but also impressive whether dinosaurs as well as all kinds of other animals if you do find time you should spare a few hours and visit once.

Visited March 2011
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Ruesselsheim
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Absolutely amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

This is one of the most amazing museums that I know. I was there as a child the first time and it still inspires me. Especially for kids it is a very interesting way to learn about the past.

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