Heraklion
, Crete, Greece
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Natural History Museum

The Natural History Museum of Crete was founded in December 1980 at the School of Sciences of the University of Crete.

It includes five departments: Zoological, Botanical, Anthropological, Palaeontological - Geological and Mineralogical.
The Museum of Natural History of Crete covers all the activities of a complete and modern museum in the framework of the wider operation of the University of Crete:

• Maintains and develops collections related to the environment.

• Investigates the natural world of Crete, Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean with the ultimate goal of studying and protecting it.

• Promotes the unique nature of the environmental characteristics of Crete and the wider region of the Eastern Mediterranean.

• Contributes to environmental education by implementing dozens of programs in various groups (students, teachers, special groups, the general public) and participates in corresponding research training programs.

The impressive development of the museum over the last decade reflects the ability and professionalism of its staff, as well as the great need for society to properly inform the environment.

Since 1985 great efforts have been made initially to create and then to enrich and classify the collections of the Museum. Today the collections of the Museum include samples from Greece and the Mediterranean. A large part of them comes from donations of the personal collections of the Museum's researchers. Today the scientific collections number more than 2,000,000 samples. Some of these are the most important for Greece and the Eastern Mediterranean world.

You find yourself on the coastal road Sophocles Venizelos Avenue (Dermatas Bay), TK 71202, Heraklion, Crete.
Tel: +30 2810 282740, +30 2810 393630 - Fax: +30 2810 393636      e-mail: info@nhmc.uoc.gr

Opening hours Daily: 09:00 - 15:00 / Weekends: 10:00 - 18:00

Entrance Tickets: GENERAL ENTRY: 7.5 € / person, REDUCED: 4.5 € / person

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