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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  • July 13, 2017
    Very nice museum with a nice buildup. There are things for children, enough to amuse the children, but not too much that it bothers. Just wonderful!!!!
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  • June 30, 2017
    It's really frustrating that the collections didn't have a English translation of the Dutch prescription. The museum had a nice collection and I would recommend it.  more »
  • June 6, 2017
    Nice museum, larger than we initially thought. A part comes rather dated about: many animals right next to eachother with old business cards, but maybe well aware for this Setup chosen. The geological section shows a lot fresher. Nice movie is.
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  • March 5, 2017
    Very small and very simple museum. Just for 1 time visiting with kids.
  • December 9, 2016
    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
  • January 3, 2017
    The entry doors are daunting. Inside the exhibitions are well kept and there are a few interactive objects on display.
  • January 27, 2017
    Learn some new things here even do all is in Dutch
  • September 5, 2016
    super museum. worth visiting.

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