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“Zhejiang Natural History Museum: Dinosaur Skeletons & Dioramas”

Zhejiang Natural Museum
Ranked #77 of 372 things to do in Hangzhou
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Reviewed 31 October 2015

This should be titled "Natural History Museum" and not "Natural Museum." China has opened a number of provincial-level natural history museums in the last few years. This is one of them. It has several good dinosaur skeletons like the giant sauropod Omeisaurus, some dinosaur eggs, a nice Mammoth skeleton, a number of Paleozoic fossils like Trilobites and Cephalopods, but mostly a number of dioramas of ancient and modern animal life, most of them life-size. The ancient humanoids are a bit hokey and the Great White Shark looks like he swallowed a cardboard box, but if you have children, they should be impressed with the dioramas. The Provincial History Museum is also next door and is well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 29 March 2015

Threadbare and delapidated. Some of the most wonky taxidermy anywhere. A dusty indoor plastic forest. And worst of all, real dead human bodies lying in formaldehyde in cases - truly macabre. Unless you revel in the shoddy or the grotesque seek thrills elsewhere.

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Museum is in the West Lake Cultural Square (西湖文化广场)head to the metro stop by the same name. The museum is next to the Zhejiang Science museum and entry to both is free. The museum is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays and open 9:30 to 17:00 Wednesday to Sunday. No entry is permitted after 16:00. Inside is some pretty good permanent displays. The museum also has up to 3 temporary displays on the ground floor. I found the displays about local Zhejiang wildlife particularly interesting. If you are interested in birds then there are many specimens but you'll have to be wise on their Latin names as apart from this most of the info is in Chinese. Having been to a few museums all over China this is certainly the best for natural history and wildlife and I would especially recommend it to those with kids in toe as a few excibits are aimed towards children. A good morning or afternoon well spent.

Thank Lee P
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