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Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio

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Fabulous Whale Exhibit

What a gem of a museum and NOT overrun with tourists. The highlight for me was the whale exhibit... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
joyceheard
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Lovely museum

There was some construction going on so some exhibits were off-limits but we still managed to spend... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2017
Lestari H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a gem of a museum and NOT overrun with tourists. The highlight for me was the whale exhibit beautifully shown in a long hall with high ceilings and glass walls on two sides showing fabulous views of both the old monastery buildings and the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

There was some construction going on so some exhibits were off-limits but we still managed to spend a good amount of time here exploring the various rooms. Very educational and in some places very classic exhibits that remind you of the museums of yore. Was...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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MuseoStoriaNaturale, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 February 2018

Thank you for your opinion! We are looking forward to see you again next year. On February the 23th we will inagurate the new Mammalian rooms, with almost 200 specimens exhibited.

Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Super place to see. We have'nt much time so we saw only dinos and aquarium. It was very nice trip for us.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Kamil J
MuseoStoriaNaturale, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2016

Thank you very much for your review! We hope you'll have a chance to come back and visit us again. Please talk about us to your friends and family; our costumers are our best promoters!

Reviewed 30 May 2016

That was simply amazing and the first thing that I must write is that is a place suitable for people with mobility issues: ramps, elevators and bathrooms are in place. Very good Sunday afternoon with my family (kid is 6yo) into this stunning and fairy...More

Date of experience: May 2016
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Reviewed 4 May 2016

I was last saturday on the museum of Calci. Was great. Never see this sistem of museum. As usual in the museum we can see only hold animals or picture or monuments. In Calci we can see hold animals, preistoric recostruction and giants balena. I...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank mattherst
MuseoStoriaNaturale, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2016

Thanks thanks thanks! We are really pleased you and your family enjoyed your visit, and you were really kind leaving this review for us. Too bad you couldn't see our new aquarium, which will be opened the 13th of May and will be the greatest...More

Reviewed 23 April 2016

I was doing a whirlwind tour of italy and a friend brought me here as a surprise....I have to say it is one of the most stunning museums I have ever been in...the whole experience , the location...you feel like you are stepping into another...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank els s
MuseoStoriaNaturale, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, responded to this reviewResponded 26 April 2016

Thank you so very much! You really truly understood the spirit of the Museum, as not every visitor does. The way you described it was actually touching. We're so sorry about the Insect exhibition: are you the one who wrote about it to us on...More

Reviewed 17 February 2016

Yes, visiting this museum you get that feeling of no-upgrades for long, long time. Some sections look like old 19th Century collections with wooden reliquaries and type-writer labels under the specimens. And... we loved it! All together it was a great experience. Some of the...More

Date of experience: March 2015
Thank Naturalchoice
MuseoStoriaNaturale, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2016

Thank you so very much! We are glad you enjoyed the visit. You really caught the spirit of our Museum, much better than many Italian visitors. Many rooms are left as they were so that you can experience a trip through time, and see with...More

Reviewed 15 September 2015

This natural history museum is a hidden gem. The setting in the old monastery is spectacular and only a short walk from the town centre although it seems a world away. We thought it was a great family attraction with some wonderful exhibits. Some of...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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MuseoStoriaNaturale, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, responded to this reviewResponded 16 September 2015

Thank you so much! It looks like you totally caught the spirit of our Museum. We are really pleased you enjoyed your visit. Please talk about us to your family and friends, our visitors are the best advertisment!

Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

We took the time to visit on our last day before we flew home (evening flight) and it was certainly worth it. Set in an old building in the village of Calci near the mountains, approx. 10km from Pisa. Big collection of animals, and the...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Timothyarnold1983
MuseoStoriaNaturale, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, responded to this reviewResponded 7 July 2015

Thank you very much for your review! We are pleased to know you and your family found the Museum interesting and amusing. As for the live fish, we are very glad to announce the renovation work has already started, and we will soon be able...More

Reviewed 3 October 2014

Traveled here from Lucca area for the afternoon. We had a short stay for (1 and 1/2 hour), Toured the museum quickly except for the whale skeletons where we spent most of our time. They are displayed in a space with glass walls so that...More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank DouglasL483
MuseoStoriaNaturale, Responsabile relazioni pubbliche at Museo di Storia Naturale e del Territorio, responded to this reviewResponded 20 April 2015

Thank you so very much! Unfortunatelly, the Museum is not as well-known as it'd deserve, and this force many visitors, who didn't expext to be in such a large structure, to hurry so they can't enjoy the Museum as much as they could have. If...More

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