Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), Helsinki

4.4
#6 of 52 in Museums in Helsinki
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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  • It was a rainy, cool day so we decided to check out this Museum. It was an amazing museum. The only drawback as that most info was in Finnish/Swedish with minimal English on most of the placards. Othe...  more »
  • A great walk through history from the moment the universe was created, lots of explanation about how and what made it conducive to life and how. Fantastic exhibits all grouped into age spans, from, if...  more »
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  • If stuffed animals isn't for you maybe you should continue without visiting but if can handle those, you and your family will enjoy the place. Dinosaurs, Finnish nature and animal but also more exotic animals and creatures are available. At least our kids have loved the place every time we have visited the place. Central location and easy access from railway station.
  • Surprisingly good! After being in NYC and London I didn't expect much from this small museum, but I was surprised to see the awesome collection of skeletons and animals. Unfortunately the signs with explanations were only in Finnish, no English translations, but we managed a bit with the Google translate camera feature. The settings are very well done and give a magical nature feeling that kids and adults will enjoy.
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