Maastricht Natural History Museum

The collection is dedicated to geology, palaeontology and the flora and fauna of South Limburg.

Highlights from the collection are the skull of a Prognathodon saturator, a mosasaur-like (his nickname is Bèr) and some tortoises that were found in the quarry of Saint-Pierre. For Bèr a display pavilion was built in the garden of the museum. Recently, the museum acquired a new mosasaur, which is even older. This mosasaur received the nickname Carlo, after the quarry-machinist who discovered him.

The museum also has a special room with cabinets of curiosities of the 19th century. A remarkable piece from that collection is a rat king from the 19th century. Finally, the museum houses some aquariums.

 

ESTABLISHED

1912

DIRECTOR

Eric P.G. Wetzels

Location

Maastricht, The Netherlands

ONSITE VISITS

28,600+ (2013)

ONLINE VISITS

52,500+ (2014)

FACEBOOK FANS

600+

TWITTER FOLLOWERS

1,100+

Team

INTK, collaborators and freelancers responsible for projects developed with the Maastricht Natural History Museum.

Rui Guerra

INTK co-founder and strategist

Janique Smeets

Online communication specialist at INTK

Hélène Gilissen

Hélène Gilissen

Web editor at Maastricht Natural History Museum

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