I really liked the architecture of both the Vienna Natual history Museum and the National Museum of the arts. Great place to spend some hours even if crowdy and with lots of children around. Sadly, most of the information on objects are in German.
the natural history museum is located in a almost identical building across maria theresia platz from the kunsthistorisches museum. the natural history museum has on display several dinosaur skeletons and numerious stuffed animals. what i found most interesting was a collection of prehistoric archaeological finds from the vienna area. some examples are the 'venus of willendorf" dating back 24,000 years ago, an iron age wagon, and a display of prehistoric human skulls. a very interesting museum to visit when in vienna.
It presents the Museums Quarter of Vienna near Maria Theriesen Square with green park nearby.
This museum (as for me very important) contains the biggest collection of numismatics (old coins).
The natural history museum has an awesome permanent display of ancient pre historic mankind in Europe. Some years ago the national geographic and IBM did a details study of human migration and I did the check swab to discover my ancestors on one side of my family dates back the very first modern humans immigrating nto Europe plus a health mixture of 3 to 4 % Neanderthal. So these are my people the Venus of Willendorf that is my great (60 times over) grandma and no question she also died of type 2 diabetes. I spent hours in this exhibit it was just fascinating and vey interactive one can even take your photo and have it overlaid with how you look as a Neanderthal (I looked the same). The art, the pottery, the hunting tools, jewelry, the sculptures just amazing 30,000 years ago mankind was for sure not primitive. Now this is well worth a visit just love It a must see for vters.
naturhistorisches museum wien
burgring 7, 1010 wien, austria
open: thursday - monday 9 a.m - 6.30 p.m.
wednesday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Naturhistorisches Museum (The Museum of Natural History) is a mirror image of the 1 facing it-Kunsthistorisches Museum (the Museum of Fine Arts). There you can see numerous prehistoric, zoological, paleontolic, botanical and mineralogical exhibits.
The museum was built in 1881.
Museum of natural History and Museum of Fine Arts are mirror images, placed facing one another on the outside periphery of the Ring. You need a full day to visit these two museums, which is totally breath taking. I think you will find more Egyptian treasures here than in Egypt itself. There collection is enormous. In the Fine Arts museum you will find beautiful works of Rubens, Rembrandt, Van Dyck, Titian, Velazques and Raphael but to mention a few.
Naturhistorischesmuseum (NHM), Natural History Museum, stands at the Mariatheresiaplatz, right opposite to its twin building of Kunsthistorischesmuseum. The facade of NHM has statues depicting personifications of the various continents, known to Austrian science at the time; Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.
The Natural History Museum houses an extensive preserved and stuffed animal collection.
Museum of Natural History. You enter and there is a lion ready to jump at you! Don't be afraid, it's just an embalmed animal, very impressive though! The museum is very interesting, it has many good exhibits, such as a giant skeleton of a dinosaur. At the ground floor there is a collection of fish and reptiles. At the other floors there is a paleontologic collection, a collection from different kind of animals and there is also a machine showing earth's evolution. Don't forget to see how earth look like from the moon every season!
Here you can see prehistoric mammals/animals, insects, gemstones/minerals, pterodactyls, birds, etc. The 25,000 year-old "Venus of Willendorf" can also be seen in here. There is also a cafe in the hall of the museum.
Open daily except Tuesday
9 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.
Wed 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Wed 5p.m., 6:30p.m., Sun. 2p.m.
€ 8 to get in.
The Museum of Natural History is located at the Maria Theresien Platz, and is housed in a very impressive building from the end of the 19th century (almost identical to the building of the Kunsthistorisches Museum).
Like most other natural history museums, the museum in Vienna has many stones, minerals, and stuffed animals on display. Not my favourite things in museums... But there are also some interesting exhibitions; for instance the Dinosaur Hall with skeletons and models of dinosaurs, and the Anthropology Hall where you can learn about the human development from prehistoric to modern times. And the interior of the old building is very beautiful.
Located across from the Fine Arts Museum, the Natural History Museum was built between 1871 and 1891. The museum houses one of the largest natural science collections in Europe, with sections covering mineralogy, botany, paleontology, zoology and prehistory.
This is really a must see museum. There are all kinds of animal species dating back to 750 million years. It has a large collection. The museum is itself a historical monument with a lovely restaurant inside.
Across Maria-Theresien-Platz is the Natural History Museum. I personally liked the other museum much better, but this one also had an impressive collection including the famous Venus of Willendorf, a 24,000 year old sculpture made by humans and found in Austria. There is also a collection of dinosaurs, minerals, and extinct animals.
Admission is charged. Hours are 9 AM - 6:30 PM on Wednesday, and 9 AM - 6 PM Thursday through Monday.
One of the most famous and precious thing in Naturhistorisches Museum is Venus from Willendorf.
This figure was founded in a small village called Willendorf in 1908 year. She has about 24 000 years.
The downside of walking around at 8am is that nothing is open. While I'd still prefer the amazing facade of the MNH in London, the Viennese counterpart is also impressive.