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Finnish Museum of Natural History, Helsinki

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Natural History Museum Museum
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 on your trip to Helsinki, use our Helsinki vacation route planner.
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  • I am not a person who visits museums that often since past experiences have let me down, but this visit was definitely worth it. I visited the museum with some of my family including 2 children and we...  more »
  • The museum is located in a mansion almost in the centre of the city and provides with an interactive insight into the history of natural world. Almost in every room there's some 'artifact' to touch wh...  more »
  • This museum does not take more than an hour to visit unless you read each exhibit sign. There is some interesting altar pieces in the museum and other exhibits that were interesting.  more »
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  • Great museum with staffed animals birds fish. Also dinosaur skeletons are exhibited. Free admission the first Friday of every month from 2.00 pm. We took advantage of the offer!!!!
  • Full of nice filled animals in natural-looking environments, and lots of tiny details to be found. Our kid loved all the bones and skeletons, too.
  • It's a great place to visit with kids and just for adults. The exhibition is great and there is a lot to see. The staff is really polite and helpful as well. I highly recommend it!
  • Has a wide variety of fun exebitions and dinosaur bones, you can't go wrong wit that
  • This museum is an amazing way to get familiar with nordic nature: animal species and vegetation. The architecture of the building is also beautiful.

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