Museum of Natural History and Maria Theresa Monument

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Museum of Natural History in Vienna

Museum of Natural History (Naturhistorisches Museum Wien) is a very large museum dedicated to natural sciences and history of life on Earth. Among its best known exhibits are giant dinosaur skeletons, Stellers Seekuh, or the Venus of Willendorf – a little statuette of a female figure estimated to be made about 24,000 years ago.

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Museum of Natural History and Maria Theresa Monument

Museum of Natural History building

Although the exhibits are really precious, it would be a mistake to overlook the museum building itself, including its historical interior and equipment. The building was designed by architects Gottfried Semper and Karl von Hasenauer; Naturhistorisches Museum was opened in 1889. Here you can see another picture of Natural History Museum.

Maria Theresa Monument and Maria-Theresien-Platz

Museum of Natural History is facing another almost identical building – the Museum of Arts History (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien). The twin museums are situated each on one side of Maria-Theresien-Platz (Maria Theresa Square) in the south-western part of Vienna Inner City between the Imperial Palace Hofburg and Museums Quarter (technically these two museums are not part of Museums Quarter). In the middle of Maria-Theresien-Platz between the two museums there is the monument of Empress Maria Theresa, which you can see on the picture.

Getting to Natural History Museum and Maria Theresa Monument

The metro station closest to Museum of Natural History is Volkstheater (lines U2 and U3). There is also a very frequent tram service on Burgring (part of Ringstrasse). The tram stop next to Natural History Museum of Dr. Karl Renner Ring.