• 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

Αναστολή λειτουργίας

Το Μουσείο Φυσικής Ιστορίας Κρήτης αναστέλλει τη λειτουρία της Έκθεσης, Λεωφ. Σοφοκλή Βενιζέλου, έως και τη Δευτέρα 30 Νοεμβρίου.

The Natural History Museum of Crete is temporarily closing until the 30th of November.

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: 7.5 €
  • Reduced Admission Fee: 4.5 €

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday 09:00 - 15:00
  • Weekends 10:00 - 18:00


  • Masks are necessary for a safe visit of the museum so that you can discover the nature of the East Mediterranean!
  • In the Interactive exhibitions you must wear gloves!

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Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete

  Knossou Ave., P.O. Box 2208, 71409 Heraklion Crete, Greece

  Tel./Fax: +30 2810-324366

  e-mail: sec@nhmc.uoc.gr

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