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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
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
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).
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
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
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
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
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