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The Natural History Museum of Crete

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Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 028 2740
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Small but lots of fun.

The museum is small compared to those in the big cities of Europe but the exhibits are fun and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michael A
via mobile
five floors of interest

Well worth a visit with five floors depicting many interesting artefacts including pir activate... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Roy S
Cleethorpes, United Kingdom
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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.
  • Excellent62%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 18:00
Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
+30 281 028 2740
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small compared to those in the big cities of Europe but the exhibits are fun and interesting. Our 4 year old loved it and so did we. They have a kids corner with some fun activities to do after exploring the exhibits....More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well worth a visit with five floors depicting many interesting artefacts including pir activate dinosaurs, an earthquake experience and a small cinema. The staff are very helpful and display a happy cheerful disposition.

1  Thank Roy S
Reviewed 2 November 2017

Despite this museum covering 5 floors it was just the right length to keep our interest. Each floor told a different story. it was interactive, informative and made learning fun. Much better then expected, love the moving dinosaurs, film and earthquake stimulator.

Thank Roseatmccarthy
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

One of the best places we visited. Fantastic for young and old alike. 5 floors filled with stuffed animals displayed in their natural habitats, moving dinosaurs, flora, fauna, light and sound illusions and much more. The interactive discovery floor was fantastic. Loved the earthquake simulator....More

Thank ZittaN
Reviewed 19 October 2017

Very good museum. Large dinosaur collection and they are moving. Very interesting was feeling the real earthquake. Very terrifying! Nice collection of animals too.

Thank Muduke
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Fancied a trip away from the hotel pool , and a day out , the hotel arranged a taxi for us and the taxi driver even waited for us and took us on a tour as well , and still cost less than the Thompson...More

Thank peterrice1
Reviewed 15 October 2017

This museum has a mixed bag of attractions, there are several dinosaurs (some move) some live animals, a LOT of stuffed animals and a section devoted to optical illusions, we enjoyed our visit. It does tell the story of mediterranean flaura and fauna not just...More

Thank Annette S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

One of the most interactive museum. We had a very good time. It's also perfect for kids of all ages! The earthquake simulator was amazing and the stuff very welcoming.

Thank LouSaleme
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Museum is very well located and well worth a visit. Exhibits are well presented and notices are very well done in English

Thank constanttravelerfl
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We spent here 4 hours, we admired models of dinosaurs, fauna and flora of the mediterranean, tried optic illusions, watched few live animals of Crete, movie about dinosaurs and tried earthquake. We really recommend a visit. The earthquake simulator starts every full hour.

Thank alcalie
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Response from Helen M | Reviewed this property |
Adults 7.50 euro Concessions 4.50 euros