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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

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Address: Burgring 7 | Maria Theresien Platz, Vienna 1010, Austria
Phone Number:
+43 1 521770
09:00 - 21:00
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Wed 09:00 - 21:00
Thu - Mon 09:00 - 18:30

The highlights of this natural history museum include a significant...

The highlights of this natural history museum include a significant collection of dinosaur skeletons and meteorites in addition to a large display of insects from around the world.

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Modern mit viel zu tun

A lot of things to see everythere. some rooms are more interesting and with much more explanations about the objects. In one room two people were explaining about insects with a... read more

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Tania M
Trento, Italy
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Trento, Italy
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28 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lot of things to see everythere. some rooms are more interesting and with much more explanations about the objects. In one room two people were explaining about insects with a big projector and was reallz innovative , the first time i see it, worthwhile visiting it. I enjoyed the experience really!!!!

Thank Tania M
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Natural history museums have fallen out of flavor for me, but this one have a few highlights that made it a worthy visit for me. The impressive collection of minerals, the display of dinosaurs, and the Venus are very nice. The palace is the perfect background for this museum and its impressive collection.

Thank Alfonso F
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 258 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The museum is a great place to go on a rainy day and very interesting place to wander around and learn. The museum is a very big, beautiful building, and is certainly worth a visit.

Thank Clarissa M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The NHM is a very big, beautiful building, and is certainly worth a visit if you enjoy NHM. If you're not a fan of rocks, just skip the first four rooms! The only thing we thought lacked was detailed information about the exhibitions, and english translations. Still a blast.

Thank Kirsten V
Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am sure it was the best part of our trips to central Europe for my 4 and 6 years old sons. They enjoyed a lot and learned a lot too! designed very professional for both children and older visitors. I think it needs at lease 3 hours.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

I visited this museum with my teenager son, who really enjoyed all the interactive activities. This museum is a must see - extremely well-kept and full of interesting things.

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We decided to visit this museum as part of one of the hop on hop off tourist bus stops and spent a good 2 hours here. Cost - 6 Euro plus an additional 2 Euro to take photos. Don't agree with having to pay extra to take photos but that's part of the condition on entry so can you do.... More 

Thank Catherine C
Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Really incredible. Two floors with all the history of humanity inside. You want at least 5 hours to view it. You probably want more. Incredibly beautiful and the palace that hosts it. REALLY MUST GO, especially if you have children.

Thank VaLantis P
Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This museum is a must see and kids under 19 are free so entry is pretty cheap. The building is magnificent and if there was nothing inside it would still be worth visiting to have a look. The exhibits are pretty amazing and kept in such good condition. The African bull elephant has to be seen to be believed, the... More 

Thank Simon M
Vienna, Austria
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I go here every once and a while, just because the building is stunning! The architecture (from the in- and outside) is going to leave you breathless. The exhibition is OK, with an impressive collection of minerals and stuffed animals - nothing I find too exciting.

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