The Museum of Natural History is located in the heart of Vienna. The Naturhistorisches Museum was opened in 1889 and it is one of the biggest museums in Vienna. The museum gives home to the most unique and world famous objects including a large dinosaur skeleton, the Steller’s sea cow, the 25.000 year old Venus of Willendorf and so on.
More than 20 million objects is in the possession of the museum, and they started collect these more than 250 years ago. The exhibitions are shown in an area of more than 8,500 square metres, so if you plan to see it all, bring some good shoes! The Museum of Natural History has 39 exhibit halls and several various exhibitions during the whole year. In the museum there are also permanent and temporary exhibitions as well. One of the highlights of the museum is the largest and also the oldest public collection of meteorites. At the museum a new Digital Planetarium was opened in the occasion of the 125th anniversary of the museum. Apart from the multiple exhibitions and collections in the museum there is a restaurant and a cafe house waiting for all the visitors. The Museum of Natural History is open from Thursdays to Mondays from 9 in the morning until 6.30 in the evening, on Wednesdays it is open from 9 in the morning until 9 in the evening and the museum is closed on Tuesdays.
For more information on the temporary exhibitions in the museum, scroll down a bit!
Museum of Natural History Vienna
Maria-Theresien-Platz, 1010 Vienna