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Natural History Museum, Oslo

Categories: Natural History Museums, Museums
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3.5/5 based on 75+ reviews on the web
The Natural History Museum at the University of Oslo is Norway's oldest and largest museum of natural history, situated in Oslo.It traces its roots to the University Botanical Garden, which was founded near Tøyen Manor in 1814. Museums for zoology, botany and geology were added approximately a hundred years later, when the university campus in central Oslo had become too small for such purposes. Major proponents were Waldemar Christofer Brøgger and Nordal Wille. For most of the twentieth century the museums and botanical garden were organized in five different entities; these were merged on 1 August 1999. The current name dates from 2005.The Zoological and Geological museums are popular with families. Among the attractions is the Darwinius masillae fossil "Ida", a primate from Eocene.
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  • If you don't know any Museum of this kind and you like animals (are dissected) aprobaras, if you've been to the London you can not compare, but if you go with children dales taste, is in the Botanical Garden and front the Munch, in an afternoon you can see three things and the kids if they enjoy it, there is a dinosaur at the entrance which is pretty good and many animals sorted by continents
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  • Is the majority of mammals and birds a natural history (some dinosaurs and) of taxidermy exhibit. I think exhibition illustrated reference book, or a type of Habitat and exhibited in order, this volume is valuable. Also, on the second floor endangered or already extinct species, also in taxidermy exhibits. Nominated for the giant San Showa from Japan (? ), Was on display. So in our impressive exhibition was basically has nothing with Norway here alone in the watch did not care. (In some cases near Munch Museum and set in. ) ("Toyen" Metro station, 10 min walk. On the north side of the Botanical Garden)
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  • This Museum (admission to the package price of 50 Crowns), known as Naturhistorisk Museum, located in an area just north of Munch Museet, divided into Botanisk hage (Botanical Garden), Zoologisk Museum, Geologisk Museum and I visited only the latter section, intrigued by the news (later revealed not updated) of a photographic exhibition on the sexual habits of certain animal species. The exhibition, as he explained to me the ticket clerk, was temporary and was a few years ago, so I just visit the permanent exhibition with the gigantic tyrannosaurus Rex found in North Dakota. Interesting.
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  • I had a day long layover in Oslo, and my host recommended I should make a visit. Despite it being in the dead of winter, the frosted trees and pathways gave the area outside the museum the right amount of melancholy and winter wonderland. It's a little dated, but it's a peaceful stroll in a convenient location.
  • It's kind of small and a bit dated. But they have some interesting exhibitions from time to time. Well worth the 50kr fee
  • Nice museum.
  • Very good for kids.
  • Very nice exhibitions, if a bit on the small side.
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