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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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We visited this museum with our 2 kids and so glad we did. Whilst having a relaxing beach holiday... read more

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Stacey M
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Excellent Museum

This museum is mind blowing. If you love nature this is a must. I took my kids and they loved it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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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Sofokli Venizelou Ave., Heraklion, Crete 71202, Greece
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+30 281 028 2740
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"earthquake simulator"
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"stuffed animals"
in 19 reviews
"moving dinosaurs"
in 15 reviews
"live animals"
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"earthquake room"
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"earth quake"
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"great for kids"
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"optical illusion"
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"science experiments"
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"real animals"
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"kids and adults"
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"all ages"
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"an eye opener"
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"power station"
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"explain things"
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"whole family"
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Reviewed today via mobile

We visited this museum with our 2 kids and so glad we did. Whilst having a relaxing beach holiday, it was nice to take the bus to heraklion and visit this place and the surrounding area. Lots to look at and the earthquake simulator was...More

Thank Stacey M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is mind blowing. If you love nature this is a must. I took my kids and they loved it. We will definitely go again. The displays of Cretan habitats and dioramas were excellent and the earthquake simulation room was awesome with real simulations...More

Thank Brendan D
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the must-sees in Heraklion if you visit with children. They have an excellent permanent exhibition, with all kinds of animals, but also hands-on activities for the little ones, They teach what to do in case of an earthquake too (they have...More

Thank Mihaela L
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lots of stuff to see. Start from the top floor and work your way down. There is a possibility to have an earthquake simulation.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This museum is about 10 minutes walk from the Venetian Harbour in and old power station. There are 2 large dinosaurs outside which give an idea of 1 of the major themes (Kids will love it I reckon). It's on 5 floors with the top...More

Thank Simon C
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Reviewed 6 June 2018 via mobile

I don’t mean to be cruel, and please look at my positive reviews of elsewhere if you need to, but this was a true disappointment. After being charged €15 for 2 we were told to explore from the 2nd floor and then head down. We...More

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Reviewed 3 June 2018

This museum has 4 floors of information including the flora and fauna of Crete, dinosaurs, earthquake simulator, what to do in an earthquake and don't miss out the top floor which has loads cost about 30 euros for 2 adults and 3 children to enter....More

Thank Irenka G
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Reviewed 22 May 2018

Located in the old electricity power plant, the museum is dedicated to the flora and fauna from the Eastern part of the Mediterranean Sea. It is an interesting exhibition, good value for money, well-organized and maintained, with attentive and helpful staff.

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Reviewed 21 May 2018

The museum was good in parts. Even at the age of 24, I still love anything dinosaur related! The few live animals on display were a lovely touch too. However, we were done in a short amount of time and for what we paid to...More

Thank Shannon F
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Reviewed 21 May 2018 via mobile

A Totally cool spot to spend the day. There are dioramas of the animals and the flowers, trees and nature of Crete. There are also dinosaurs to look at, a movie theatre to see science and cultural films and an Earthquake classroom. WOW! Yes it...More

Thank 6vivian
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longy442
11 August 2017|
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Response from Helen M | Reviewed this property |
Adults 7.50 euro Concessions 4.50 euros
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