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The Maastricht Natural History Museum is a small museum of natural history in Maastricht, Netherlands. The museum is located in a former monastery called Grauwzustersklooster in the historic district Jekerkwartier in the centre of Maastricht.The collection is dedicated to the geology, paleontology, flora and fauna of South Limburg. Highlights from the collection are Cretaceous fossils from Sint-Pietersberg, most notably the skull of a Mosasaur and specimens of Hoffmann's giant turtle, Allopleuron hofmanni and Suyckerbuyk's turtle, Glyptochelone suyckerbuyki. The museum also has a period room with cabinets of curiosities. A remarkable piece from that collection is a rat king from the 19th century.Behind the museum is a botanical garden, situated on the banks of the small river Jeker.Put Natural History Museum (Natuurhistorisch Museum) and other Maastricht attractions into our Maastricht travel itinerary planner, and watch your holiday take shape.
Natural History Museum (Natuurhistorisch Museum) reviews
Great museum for fossils however everything is in Dutch. Yes, I know there is an obvious reason for this but university itself teaches in English.
Great museum for fossils however everything is in Dutch. Yes, I know there is an obvious reason for this but university itself teaches in English. more »
We visited as 2 adults. It really was not for us. It was a lot of stuffed animals and replicas of dinosaurs.
We visited as 2 adults. It really was not for us. It was a lot of stuffed animals and replicas of dinosaurs. more »
I wanted to LOVE this museum. At first the video you watch is super informative. It’s subtitled in English but very hard to read. White type on a moving background. But still I got the basics. Then when I went on the tour absolutely no signs or descriptions in English. So I’m giving it minus one star. Overall though it’s a great little museum for the city. Learned by using google translate what most things were. With as many students and tourists who come here it wouldn’t be hard to also have the descriptions in English. The museum is two floors and an outside portion where more bones are kept. Staff was warm and friendly. But oh you can only pay with maestro no credit cards accepted. But for only €8 it’s a great bargain and very interesting. I spent about an hour here. Recommended with above reservations. 🦖
I visited there on Sunday and few people there so I entered directly. If you want to translate all Dutch informations, you should spend about 2 hours. There are some items that you can interact. The museum is much more better than I expected.
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