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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum)

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Address: Burgring 7 | Maria Theresien Platz, Vienna 1010, Austria
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+43 1 521770
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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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Wonderful museum

This is an amazing museum that has thousands of exhibits so be prepared to spend some time there to see it all. There are extensive animal exhibits are which are simply... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Chris F
Ipswich, Australia
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Ipswich, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing museum that has thousands of exhibits so be prepared to spend some time there to see it all. There are extensive animal exhibits are which are simply wonderful. Apart from the exhibits the building itself also quite amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

What a museum! It is split over 2 floors and really easy to navigate your way round. The exhibitions were beautifully displayed and interesting to study. I was amazed at the number of animals that were in the museum...the room with the elephants, giraffes and elephant seal is a must see!

Thank Ben S
Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I really wanted to see that museum. However some places missed English translation and it was hard to understand everything. You can spend there whole day anyway. Building itself is breathtaking.

Thank vegandove
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I am not often taken a backby museums but whow if the inside architecture wasn't enough the animal displays were amazing. Is there no animal this hasn't got. Again had lunch there and what a setting.Food was good value and table service.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I intended to visit a nearby palace but the Natural History Museum caught my eye. Affordable entry fee and free coat check. I observed hundreds and hundreds of animals restored to their natural state. Fascinating. Lots of kids and families were there too. Plus a cafe inside. You could spend a full day here.

Thank Milton S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Amazing traditional natural history museum. Fantastic building with a huge collection on display. Hours of roaming here. Cafe is good and reasonably priced too. So impressed with this place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best nature museum ever been. We spent nearly 3 hours with lunch. Kids are excited by dinosaur and other animals. A must in Vienna.

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building itself is gorgeous with each room having artworks to reflect the topic of the displays. A great colaboration between technology and traditional museum. It was a very hot day so with no airconditioning it was very warm inside. I particularly loved the rocks and minerals and the history of the earth displays. Something for everyone.

Thank Fiona J
Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is amazing for kids adults and people of all ages. If you plan to visit the place just to pass the time, then do not. You will need at least 4 hours.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited both the Art History Museum and Natural History Museum in 1 day, but would recommend giving them a day each. The taxidermy collection is amazing and the interactive space section is great. Get an audio guide though.

Thank Harriet F

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