Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), Helsinki

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Recognizable by a moose statue that marks the entrance, Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) offers insight into Finland's natural wonders. You'll encounter a stuffed African elephant and a bone exhibit on the first floor, displayed next to fossilized prehistoric animals and minerals. Nature exhibits specific to Finland are housed on the upper floors. The building itself was constructed in the early 20th century and once housed a school for Russian youth. Don't worry about purchasing tickets in advance; there are rarely lines at the entrance. To visit Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and get the most from your holiday in Helsinki, create itinerary details personal to you using our Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .
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  • I went to a five-year-old with my daughter at the Museum. A huge amount of the range and the child was quite excited about animals, the skeletons out, etc. The child was admitted to the appropriate extent to do yourself, hypistelemään bones, etc.
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  • While the museum is relatively modest in size compared with similar national museums throughout Europe, it nonetheless has some very unique and well organised exhibits setting out important timelines ...  more »
  • As we arrived a bit early in Helsinki and we wanted to stay indoor for the morning, we decided to give this museum a try... And what a nice surprise. This museum has an impressive collection ! Most of...  more »
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  • Really nice and enjoyable museum. One downside was that the content was sometimes badly available in English. Like the names of animals for example were in English, but not that much info was shown. Except in the notebooks which were limited, and kinda weirdly formatted. Overall are great visit and would recommend to anyone with some spare time in Helsinki.
  • Great exhibition! Easy to see everything in a couple of hours. Perfect for kids. Not much reading material in English though. A few spots to sit down and eat your own food at.
  • Great with kids. Not too big, but very nice exhibition. Cafe was a bit crowded due to the photo exhibition that was in there. People wondering around while others where having coffee. Overall good experience.
  • I compare any natural history museum with the one in London, so by comparison this one is small. However, they make good use of the space and exhibits, with a broad selection of quality fossils, models and diaramas to present an interesting and entertaining display of knowledge. Their diaramas are particularly good.
  • The Natural History Museum of Helsinki; the current exhibition is on climate change including mammoths and other interesting animals from ice age. Has also dinosaur skeletons - and much information on nature.
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