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The Natural History Museum of Crete

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Address: Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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Phone Number: +30 281 028 2740
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 18:00
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The Natural History Museum of Crete (NHMC) demonstrates with an impressive...

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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Stuffed animals is not something I like but kids say they look like their dolls and toys.. Make sure you experience a earthquake wilst visiting

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Eleni K
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Heraklion, Greece
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Heraklion, Greece
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stuffed animals is not something I like but kids say they look like their dolls and toys.. Make sure you experience a earthquake wilst visiting

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Thank Eleni K
South Coast Brit
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this museum as there was a force 8 gale blowing and though it had not been very well reviewed, it was something to do on a very wet day. We were very glad we did as we thought it an excellent museum, both for children and adults. Plenty of dinosaurs for the children ( but interesting facts about... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A definite place to visit. The dinosaur's have motion sensors therefore on approaching each one they begin to move - brilliant. There is a large display of wildlife to be found on the island plus an excellent section of, what to me, is very futuristic motion and sensory items.

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Thank Lesley L
Winnipeg
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped by this museum as I had a bit of extra time one afternoon in Heraklion. It is a nice little museum that shows the natural history of the area and I enjoyed seeing some of the wildlife that likely I would otherwise never see. It is a bit more geared toward children though so would be good for... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We really enjoyed the museum and the staff were very helpful. They were engaging and wanted to be sure you were getting the most of the experience. It was very interesting and we really enjoyed our visit. Also the view behind the Museum of the Seaside is wonderful if you have time to walk down and enjoy.

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scotland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

what a lovely place to spend in a morning or afternoon with the older kids very interesting the staff are very keen to talk to you about the different things they have .Dinos ,earthquakes ,different types of animals from years back to the present day so well worth the visit

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Thank sugarnspice123
Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

you can see inside moving dinosaurs, real animals, information about Earthquakes and other very interesting Activities for kids. i very recommend this place if you have time (it took me 3 hours).

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Thank tompik100
Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Went to the museum with my sister a few weeks ago at the end September. Were pleasantly surprised although the exhibition to our opinion was aimed at children. But it was nice to see children amazed of the creatures of the past. What we loved the most was the museum shop filled with books of nature and every kind of... More 

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Newton Aycliffe, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

the second of my musuems i went too and truefully wish i hadn't bothered. probably perfect for the kids though. i mean its clean and tidy, i just found the exhibitions didnt really teach me anything.

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Thank Stuart007little
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

What to say ? It is awful an even free of charge it would NOT been recommended. Do yourself a favour : have a pint of the local beer and sit in the sun: lot more funny and cosy an better to digest. Next visit to London : visit the Nat His museum there and enjoy.

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