The main activities of the Natural History Museum of Crete focuses on collections and archives, research, education, publications, exhibition and partnerships.
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.
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.
Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete
Knossou Ave., P.O. Box 2208, 71409 Heraklion Crete, Greece
Tel./Fax: +30 2810-324366
Exhibition Halls of Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete
Sofokli Venizelou Avenue Heraklion Crete, Greece
Tel: +30 2810 282740, +30 2810 393630 - Fax: +30 2810 393636