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National Museum of Natural History (Naturalis)

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Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 568 7600
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This is how you engage a public

If you thought Natural History museums had to be stuffy and messy like in London and New York... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2016
Gaziantep Province, Turkey
Collection is a little stale

Perhaps it is not fair to compare a natural history museum in Leiden to that of London, or Houston... read more

Reviewed 4 June 2016
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Darwinweg 2, 2300 RA, Leiden, The Netherlands
+31 71 568 7600

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Reviewed 7 June 2016

If you thought Natural History museums had to be stuffy and messy like in London and New York, think again! Naturalis is a modern, clean museum completely focused on combining educating with a great day out. the exhibit design is fresh and very 'alive' ....they've...More

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Reviewed 4 June 2016

Perhaps it is not fair to compare a natural history museum in Leiden to that of London, or Houston, or other large cities. However, this is supposed to be the "national" museum of natural history, and I expected more. The collection of preserved animals is...More

Thank KMF43
Reviewed 2 June 2016

I have visited the museum on numerous occasions already- it is a great source of information from everyone age 2-100. Plenty of things to keep kids interested & entertained about nature, grown up won't definitely be bored either. In the next weeks the museum will...More

Thank 21Kasia
Reviewed 31 May 2016 via mobile

We visited Naturalis when we had pouring rain on a day during our recent Dutch holiday and couldn't have been more pleased with this 'back up' option. My children are 6, 3 and 1 and the older two had a fantastic day. The museum is...More

1  Thank Pippa A
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Went there mainly to view the photos of "Wildlife Photographer of the Year" ( an event organized by the Natural History Museum of London ) and they were wonderful and totally stunning. Unfortunately the exhibition ended on 29 May 2016.....

Thank Ianfung
Reviewed 8 May 2016

Came with our nephew and we spent the day there and still did not do it justice. Its the interactive side of things that make it so good for the kids and in all fairness I learnt loads and am looking forward to going back...More

1  Thank Normthefisherman
Reviewed 27 April 2016

I visit regularly Naturalis. This time to see the exebition "wildlife photographer of the year". Its fun and educational for all ages.

Thank Bilge1961
Reviewed 25 April 2016

We went here with four children, two a bit too young (mine) and two older ones in the age of 6 and 9. All the children loved it, but specially for the older ones it was very interesting. There are so many animals on display,...More

Thank Ronald_jelle
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Both fun and educational to visit, this museum teaches both young and old about the wonderful world of dinosaurs, biology and animals.

Thank FuTalks
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Museum is located alongside the University of Leiden. Entry is through the gift shop. On arrival the counter assistant gave us a good description of the various parts of the museum. We were wowed by the huge collection of stuffed animals (fabulous taxidermy), minerals, fossils...More

1  Thank Dan F
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