Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), Helsinki
(4.3/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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) on your trip to Helsinki, use our Helsinki vacation route planner.
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  • Find fast in Milford Center. Got free admission, you can specify a day and time work on the site. From the skeletons of modern animals, through well made stuffed animals to historical data. Somewhere I can even touch the exhibits. Liked it. At the bottom there is a cafe for a snack
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  • Quite expensive to get in considering what was inside... I probably wouldn't return again. You might enjoy it if you're REALLY into natural history, however! 
  • This museum provides a nice exhibition of old and ancient ways and lives and objects of finnish people. It is tidy and nicely put. There is also some temporary exhibition going on and you can attend a...  more »
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  • The fusty stuffed animals are out and the place has all new look including huge dinosaur and white shark skeletons. Well done.
  • The part about the finnish wildlife is interesting. The anorther things are common.
  • Great audio tours, comprehensive exposition and enough touch and try points to keep kids exploring and focused.
  • A well maintained natural history museum. Most of the written boards and articles are in Finnish. But you can get a English broucher to read.
  • Kids love this place! It takes easily half a day to walk around the exhibitions. Really enjoying the dioramas.