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Maastricht Natural History Museum
Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht
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Front of the museum in 2010
LocationDe Bosquetplein 7 [1]
Maastricht, Netherlands
Coordinates 50°50′42″N 5°41′16″E / 50.8449°N 5.6878°E / 50.8449; 5.6878
MAASTRICHT NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM Latitude and Longitude:

50°50′42″N 5°41′16″E / 50.8449°N 5.6878°E / 50.8449; 5.6878
Type Natural history museum
Visitors28,614 (2013) [2]
DirectorStef Niekamp [3]
Website nhmmaastricht.nl

Maastricht Natural History Museum ( Dutch: Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht) is a museum of natural history in Maastricht, Netherlands. The museum is located in a former monastery called Grauwzustersklooster (English: Monastery of the Grey Sisters) in the historic district Jekerkwartier in the centre of Maastricht.

The collection is dedicated to the geology, paleontology, flora and fauna of South Limburg. Highlights from the collection are Cretaceous fossils from Sint-Pietersberg, most notably the skull of a Mosasaur (nicknamed "Bèr") and specimens of Hoffmann's giant turtle, Allopleuron hofmanni and Suyckerbuyk's turtle, Glyptochelone suyckerbuyki. The museum also has a period room with cabinets of curiosities. A remarkable piece from that collection is a rat king from the 19th century.

Behind the museum is a botanical garden, situated on the banks of the small river Jeker.

Skeleton cast of a Mosasaurus hoffmanni on display in 2011

References

  1. ^ " Hoe kom ik er?" (in Dutch), Maastricht Natural History Museum. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  2. ^ " Integraal jaarverslag van Centre Céramique, Kumulus en Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht over 2013" (in Dutch), Centre Céramique/ISSUU, 2014. Retrieved 6 October 2017.
  3. ^ " Wie is wie?" (in Dutch), Maastricht Natural History Museum. Retrieved 6 October 2017.

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