Natuurhistorisch Museum, Maastricht

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Natural History Museum Museum
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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  • I'm a geology and biology buff so I loved this, but it's smaller than you'd expect and a lot of the displays are outdated or moulded casts of the real thing. You have to be interested in the subject m...  more »
  • Set in a beautiful and historic part of Maastricht one can find this very interesting Museum of Natural History. That’s because of the diversity on display of everything that nature holds. For instanc...  more »
  • Interesting place, nice exhibition about animals and plants. The only downside is that everything is written in Dutch!  more »
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  • Very small and very simple museum. Just for 1 time visiting with kids.
  • A museum for elementary school trips: no english descriptions and few exsibitions. Not for adults. There's a magnificent King of the Rats exponent, though
  • The entry doors are daunting. Inside the exhibitions are well kept and there are a few interactive objects on display.
  • Learn some new things here even do all is in Dutch
  • super museum. worth visiting.