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The Natural History Museum of the Lesvos Petrified Forest

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Very interesting!

This is an excellent museum full of interesting information. Take your time to look at the exhibits... read more

Reviewed 26 August 2018
Courserugby
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Oldham, United Kingdom
World class museum

This is a world class museum. It is small, but very informative if you take the time to read the... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
lrgacd
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Lancaster, PA
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Sigri 811 03, Greece
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Reviewed 26 August 2018

This is an excellent museum full of interesting information. Take your time to look at the exhibits inside and go and look at some of the examples outside. My wife spent along time looking at the information about earthquakes. To see the live data about...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 14 August 2018

This is a world class museum. It is small, but very informative if you take the time to read the information and really look at the exhibits. You can't just blow through in 15 minutes and expect to have learned anything. There are some fantastic...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2018

Whilst the main Petrified Forest is now clos3d to the public the Museum in Sigri is very good - not overly technical in information but just enough to stretch one’s thinking. There are a range of sections of the fossilised trees, prehistoric cones, etc, and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank TonyDownham
Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

I wish I could say much more but this will be short and simple. The museum is not well managed / organised whereby staff welcome you to the museum explain ticket prices and any extras (such as the option for the earthquake simulation) and as...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank MariosA261
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Very helpful staff. Incredible exhibits. Please allow enough time. Petrified wood examples are stunning. The age of these petrified trees puts life into perspective! And this museum houses the oldest prehistoric animal jaw in Europe!

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Julian C
Reviewed 22 June 2018

very interesting, the petrified forests are only on Lesvos and in the USA, tickets 5 euros, museum open daily , 15.6 - 14.10. 8 - 20, park 8-19, we saw 2 big petrified trees near the new route to Sigri - vilage where is the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lintnerová R
Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

In the main building artifacts from over the whole world can been seen. Outside a ‘garden’ with local artifacts giving a good impression. Employees are very friendly

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Jo H
Reviewed 19 May 2018

Very interesting museum. Displays of fossils and different petrified woods. Some trunks in situ still. Vulconology explained and live map of current seismic activity’s. I never tire of this place and try to visit Avery couple of years to keep up to date with the...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank PINKRIVERDOLPHIN
Reviewed 3 April 2018

I lived so many years on the island and only learned of its existence when my friends from Athens came to visit, which is a shame. Please do visit it and be careful with directions as it is very far from Mytilene and the road...More

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank MariaTax
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

Fantastic museum.. Very interesting for the children. Amazing number of shamplings. Luckily it is taking care of the petrified forest as well declared as a protected natural area.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank laure p
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