Natural History Museum (Natuurhistorisch Museum), Maastricht

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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.
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  • This museum is small but nice. Beware that the museum is rather disappointing if you expect english signs. Everything is in dutch and there is NO translation! This makes it rather annoying, especially...  more »
  • The historic building, with a beautiful botanical garden and the glass house by "Th", a Mosasaurus! Within the remnants of Dutch dinosaur bones and you can find out more about the mosa from "Lars"! Then there are fun treasure hunts for children, display cases full of stuffed animals ... in short, this Museum is definitely worth a visit if you are in Maastricht.
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  • The Museum is small but really interesting and nice. Unfortenatly all the signs and explanantions are in dutch. A small brochure in english is available for 3.50€ We spend around 2 hours in the museum...  more »
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  • Nice little collection. Descriptions for the exhibits are only in Dutch. However, translations are available at the entry.
  • Great place, nice collection of birds etc. Explanations are mostly in Dutch.
  • Good experience, verry nice.
  • Very interesting displays, fantastic garden
  • Good place to visit, but does not have the information in English!

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