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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  • When we planned a weekend in Maastricht with our two children (aged 6 and 4), we decided immediately that we had to visit the Natural History Museum. And boy, am I happy that we did! This museum might...  more »
  • Is just another Natural History Museum. Still worth a visit. Especially recommended in the cold season ...
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  • Nice museum in a beautiful and calm part of the city. Employees are kind and helpful. The museum is not flashy or innovative in the set-up, nor is it very big. The entrance fee however is quite low and all the information that is accessible, is good. So the price quality is fine. Take about two hours to stroll easily through the museum and spend the rest of the day enjoying the beauty that is the city of Maastricht.
  • Very interesting museum, the staff was very polite and friendly, the rooms were nice and neat, it's quite big and there are so many exhibits to see that we spent at least 2 hours there. A great experience that we'd gladly do again.
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