Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), Helsinki

(4.3/5 based on 300+ 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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  • This is fairly nice natural history museum with lot of exhibits. Nothing overly fancy or remarkable, but decent. For small children there could more interactive stuff. 
  • The natural history museum is a good place to visit. The Museum has many layers and so much to see, so the time you should book well. Photography is permitted, though in many places it is quite dark. The Museum has a good coat rack and storage facilities, the goods do not have to. The exhibition is on display at the history and the present.
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  • It has been my wife's favourite museum since childhood. Last year she bought an annual ticket for 50 euros and visited the museum for 20 times or so. Great value for money, now it is part of the Museo...  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.