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National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis)

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Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 568 7600
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Poor substitute for the full museum

The majority of the museum on our visit was closed, the very unhelpful male staff said we could see... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Rob K
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
The Naturalis Museum is closed

The Naturalis Museum is closed. Instead of the big collections you can visit a little temporary... read more

Reviewed 4 March 2018
Stefano S
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Camponogara, Italy
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“t rex” (23 reviews)
“stuffed animals” (14 reviews)
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Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The majority of the museum on our visit was closed, the very unhelpful male staff said we could see a small exhibition on poisonous snakes but still wanted to charge the full entrance for only this small part, I think we were being mislead.

Thank Rob K
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Naturalis Museum is closed. Instead of the big collections you can visit a little temporary exposition about poisonous animals and plants: you can find some glass cases with snakes, spiders, tarantulas and other reptiles and amphibious. The entrance ticket is 12,00€, too much for...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

Due to a renovation the exhibition is tiny. Not worth the entrance fee at all. No dinosaurs. Just a couple a rooms with snakes, spiders and other venomous stuff. Leave well alone until the new building is completed. Restaurant is also very poorly stocked, it's...More

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

The main Natural History exposition is closed until 2018 due to renovations and expansions of the museum.However a small expo on poison in the natural world can be seen during the closure of the main building.Dr Freek Vonk; a biologist and television presenter has composed...More

1  Thank bas k
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Reviewed 4 November 2017

I expected a science museum and got some entertainment park crowded with screaming children. Not enough air and very loud. Hardly worth a visit if you're looking to learn something.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We visited last week this exposition in Naturalis, which is under renovation for the coming years and enjoyed the exposition in a part of the museum, and enjoyed the quality of photo's we saw and the way they were presented to us.

Thank epd6
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

The exhibitions, the computers, the looks of the models, everything feels prehistoric . A bunch of stuff is aimed at children but quite boring for them and for adults the place lacks good interesting exhibitions.

Thank Mark v
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

The Japanese Exhibition was excellent, flashy and alluring! my daughter enjoyed the wonderful mix of fashion, anime and manga! You felt immersed in Japan from the moment you walked in . The rest of the museum was wonderful but at times the exhibits were a...More

Thank Maire G
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Reviewed 21 June 2017

While the normal building is under construction, we visited a temporary museum site with the skeleton of Trix the T-rex. And even though you've seen dozens of documentaries and movies, it is amazing to see the beast up close. The skeleton has been beautifully preserved....More

1  Thank NLcycle
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Reviewed 14 June 2017

Darwin would lick his fingers if he was to visit this museum. It has loads of life explained in a very easy to understand way. The programs for kids are both educational and fun. And there's quite a complete collection.

Thank Angela W
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