Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), Helsinki

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Natural History Museum · Hidden Gem · Museum
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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  • The nature's of Finland along with plenty of interesting information can be provided in this place. It is really fascinating  more »
  • Good museum in a central location, only short walk away from the train station and bus terminal. The entry fee is a bit steep but you are allowed to come and go from the museum with the same ticket...  more »
  • Beautiful museum, very interesting exposition. Everything is deeply thought, with a little of drama and a lot of scientific facts. Awesome for kids, good for all ages. Signs suggest to leave child carriage by the door to use beautiful half spiral stairs, but they also have a small elevator.
  • Great place to spend some time! Very well done. Only some parts in English though... but at least animals names are always also in English. Kids love it as it has really many stuffed animals that look alive

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