Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki

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Recognizable by a moose statue that marks the entrance, Finnish Museum of Natural History 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 Finnish Museum of Natural History 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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  • Standing bang opposite our hotel this building drew my attention. I was especially drawn by the two stuffed giraffes standing on the balcony. We had reached our hotel after our full city tour and it w...  more »
  • The Museum is in an interesting way, built in a way that makes the draft for the average man in a familiar and close.
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  • The natural historical museum in Helsinki offers great opportunities to explore the Finnish nature. The displays are well presented and you can spend hours without noticing it. The museum is fully acc...  more »
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  • This museum had lots of information about diverse topics, including a great section about animals of Finland. They also have a QR code displayed so that a person can listen to audio descriptions of displays that they'd like to know more about. I wish more museums had that. If you don't have a smart phone, there are printed guides next to each relevant section. A great place for visitors to learn about Finland!
  • A must for naturalist and nature enthusiasts! Absolutely amazing museum filled with information and engahing displays. They cater for many languages and even include an auido guide for some. Spent 4 hours here and enjoyed every moment of it
  • Loved it. The entrance is 13€ (free with museum card). All explanations in Finnish and English. Great museum for kids and adults. From city centre take Tram 2 (5min +-)it stops in front of Museum.
  • Amazing! Especially with the free tour guide that you can download to your phone the experience you will get doubles. I suggest you to charge your phone before you arrive you may need it. Also, there are interactive activities for kids almost in every section. I could say it is a really good place to go with kids.
  • Amazing Museum! Really nice done. I would definitiv recomend it. Its also really good for Familys, there is Lots of Stuff to do for littel-once.

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