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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  • Visited with a curious 4-year-old. Stuff you could touch combined with the stuff you can only look, was nicely balanced for us. I think the stuffed animals and their scenes were in good condition... 
    Visited with a curious 4-year-old. Stuff you could touch combined with the stuff you can only look, was nicely balanced for us. I think the stuffed animals and their scenes were in good condition...  more »
  • A great collection of finnish nature, some other insteresting animals from other countries and continents. 
    A great collection of finnish nature, some other insteresting animals from other countries and continents.  more »
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  • Really nice natural history museum. Really liked the action scenes with the taxidermy animals. Those were a lot more enticing than the static displays in some other museums. Also, nice that they still have the two headed calf and the Japanese spider crab that I remember from my childhood visits.
  • Coolest museum ever! The dioramas are incredibly realistic, full of life without looking overcrowded. Wish we were local so we could visit and enjoy more.

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