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Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum), Vienna

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Housed in an ornate palace, Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) features a collection of artifacts that has been growing for the last 250 years. Emperor Franz I Stephan of Lorraine is credited with beginning the collection in 1750. Today, the museum is home to about 30 million objects relating to earth and life sciences. The first floor is dedicated to animal life, with exhibit halls focusing on vertebrates, crabs, arachnids, insects, mollusks, and protozoans. In the museum's mezzanine, learn about minerals, fossils, dinosaurs, the earth's history, and anthropology. The museum is best known for its dinosaur skeletons and extensive collection of meteorites. Don't miss the Venus of Willendorf, the nearly complete skeleton of a Stellar's sea cow, an animal that has been extinct for more than 200 years. By using our Vienna trip maker tool, you can arrange your visit to Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum) and other attractions in Vienna.
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  • There is a lot to see and discover in the Natural History Museum. It is one of the historic landmarks in Vienna. The building opened in 1889 and is itself a work of art, especially the magnificent... 
    There is a lot to see and discover in the Natural History Museum. It is one of the historic landmarks in Vienna. The building opened in 1889 and is itself a work of art, especially the magnificent...  more »
  • Simply wonderful! Adult or child, there is something for everyone. Area with animated dinosaurs - guaranteed attraction for children! I spent a whole day here, and I came back once again at the... 
    Simply wonderful! Adult or child, there is something for everyone. Area with animated dinosaurs - guaranteed attraction for children! I spent a whole day here, and I came back once again at the...  more »
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  • Outstanding. We’ve been to museums all over Europe and the US, and this is one of my favorites. It’d be easy to spend 5-6 hours here. There are thousands upon thousands of specimens meticulously displayed and easy to enjoy. Anyone really into geology, gemstones, or meteorites will have an especially good time. We visited around lunch on a Monday and walked in without wait. The only downside to weekday crowds are the massive tour groups of all-but-unaccompanied children on school trips.
  • Absolutely amazing! All the kids were impressed by everything. Highly recommended for any age and you can find a bit if everything. I did a quick tour around everything and spent 3h easily. There is coffee inside where you can stop a bit with children to eat something or just take a break.

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