Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), Helsinki

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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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Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) reviews

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  • The museum mostly shows stuffed/ conservated animals. The animals are nicely prepared and the museum tries to show them in their natural habitat and in their natural environment. The visit in total... 
    The museum mostly shows stuffed/ conservated animals. The animals are nicely prepared and the museum tries to show them in their natural habitat and in their natural environment. The visit in total...  more »
  • The natural history museum is very near to the centre, it is located in a fascinating, XIX century, building. The animals, representing the worldwide natural habitats and the Finnish biodiversity... 
    The natural history museum is very near to the centre, it is located in a fascinating, XIX century, building. The animals, representing the worldwide natural habitats and the Finnish biodiversity...  more »
  • The nature's of Finland along with plenty of interesting information can be provided in this place. It is really fascinating 
    The nature's of Finland along with plenty of interesting information can be provided in this place. It is really fascinating  more »
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  • This is oneof the favourite place for my son. It's really awesome. If your kid or you interested in zoology or paleontology then this is best place to go. They have all animal specimens for every continental separately. So it's easy to explain to your kids what are animals and their continents. Also have specimens of stone age animals too. Dinosaur history with bone are available in separate floor. This place will occupy your kids a whole day with some quality time.
  • I didn't expect it to be such an interesting museum. The museum always put some contexts when presenting about different types of animals so that the visitors can understand how these types of animals live together in the natural environment. My favorite place in the museum is the African night, Very peaceful in Calming.
  • Everything - exhibition, interior, painting - was excellent! They have free audio guide in French, English and Russian, you can use a free wifi inside for it. There are many activities for kids also. Only four stars, because not everywhere you can find English descriptions. Especially in the part of the world history. Don't forget to look up!! Ceiling usually is also a part of the exhibition!
  • Very interesting, just a shame it is lacking so much English text. Otherwise it would have been a perfect visit at the museum. Everything is interesting, well organised and the staff is very polite.
  • Great place to visit! Lots of exhibits to see and they were very detailed. My son loved the dinosaurs.

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