Maastricht Natural History Museum
Maastricht Natural History Museum is a museum of natural history located in a former monastery called the monastery of the Grey Sisters in the historic district Jekerkwartier in the center 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. The Natural History Museum is a great way to spend a day out with the family in Maastricht!