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Museum of Natural History

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Historical Museum

Nice museum with lot of collections.It's worth visiting. Animal fossils are there. End of the world... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2018
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Great museum esp for kids!

I spent a couple of hours at the Museum. Great collection of displays of animals in different... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
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Bern’s Natural History Museum is one of the best renowned in Switzerland. Its historic dioramas exhibitions of native and exotic animals are unique in Central Europe and form the basis of the institution’s international reputation. Bern’s oldest...more
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Bernastrasse 15, Bern 3005, Switzerland
+41 31 350 71 11
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All reviews swiss pass entrance hall nice collection great for kids rainy day barry minerals skeleton animals rocks marine apocalypse expo
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Nice museum with lot of collections.It's worth visiting. Animal fossils are there. End of the world on the last floor which didn't interest me

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

I spent a couple of hours at the Museum. Great collection of displays of animals in different regions and skeletons of animals. The highlight for me was the Barry exhibition - the legendary St Bernard dog. Interactive and interesting exhibition about the role the hospice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

One of the coolest museum in Swiss. Nice collection of rocks, stuff animals, marine life skeleton and of course Barry the Dog.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Umang A
Reviewed 12 June 2018

Wanted to see Barry, the original "St. Bernard" dog. Only had time for his exhibit, but got our picture taken and posted on the museum's web site. (My son's name is Barry, so this was especially ideal).

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank vcwallflowers
Reviewed 6 May 2018

The apocalypse expo is beautifully tragic.... The whole museum is great. Interesting for the whole family.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Andre P
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

This museum was perfect for a rainy day for our family. Lots of exhibits, many interactive, and a huge range. There was a play area for kids, an art exhibition in the same building and as well as the cafe there was a designated indoor...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 11 January 2018

Spent a enjoyable couple of hours wandering the halls of the museum. Not being able to read the German explanations wasn't too much of a hinderance. Might help tourists if there was more English cards! Only seemed to be in one area of the whole...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank DougieQT
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

Easy to get to by tram. One of the cheaper museums to visit...8chf per adult. Loads of kids there the day we visited, they all looked like they were having lots of fun. We found some of the exhibits a little strange by comparison to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank thomsontrips
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Good museum and well worth a visit to see the rock (minerals) exhibition with details of where they were found There are other exhibits too, with animals and insects as well as marine mammal skeletons There's a small café in the entrance hall but it's...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Shipwrecked49
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

In any of the rainy days you can find in Bern, this is a great choice to spend one or two hours. There are sections a bit "old fashioned", but others are great and very interesting: the bones gallery and the mineral and gems section...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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1 May 2017|
Response from martina_libi | Reviewed this property |
You can get Tram 6, 7 or 8 to Helvetiaplatz. It's a 5min walk from there. There is a café on the ground floor.