• The Natural History Museum (University of Crete) has recently released the long-awaited book on the nature of Crete
    Crete, a continent in an island
  • DINOSAURS - extreme
    Temporary exhibition

Honorary Distinctions

Academy of Athens award

In 2012 the NHMC was awarded the Academy of Athens Emmanouil Benakis Prize for its activities in researching, promoting and educating on the natural environment. In 2013, as part of an initiative entitled Academic and Scientific Excellence in Greek Tertiary Education, the NHMC was selected for its wider activities within and beyond the University of Crete.

Member of the Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF)

The NHMC is the only museum in Greece to be recognised as a partner in the Consortium of European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF), which numbers Europe's biggest and most important museums among its members.

NHMC presentation from Academic and Research Excellence in Higher Education


  • General Admission Fee: 8 €
  • Reduced Admission Fee: 5 €

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00
  • Weekends 10:00 - 18:00



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