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Natural History Museum Maastricht
Local name: Natuurhistorisch Museum Maastricht
The Maastricht Museum of Natural History allows visitors to learn about the very distant history of the southern Limburg region. The museum's collections include exhibits in the field of geology and paleontology, and also present contemporary flora and fauna typical of the region. The most valuable objects in the museum include the fossils of the Cretaceous period, in particular the skull of a mosasaur and the skeleton of the so-called Hofmann turtle. In addition to fossils in the museum you can also see live animals, among others fish and reptiles, and also look inside the bee hive.
The museum's headquarters is the former building of the female monastery, known as the Grauwzustersklooster, which is literally a "monastery of the gray sisters." At the back of the building, the museum also has a small botanical garden with interesting flowers and trees. In addition to permanent and temporary exhibitions, the museum also organizes various types of educational activities and workshops for children.