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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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • Leuk museum als je een museumkaart hebt. Enkele delen van de opstelling zijn alleen helaas duidelijk gedateerd en hebben nodig een update nodig om uit de jaren 70 gehaald te worden.
  • Good place to visit, but does not have the information in English!
  • Interesting place! Impressed by the mounted animals.
  • Great museum that is not too large but had a high quality permanent exhibit.
  • Very small and very simple museum. Just for 1 time visiting with kids.

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