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The Natural History Museum

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Address: Museivagen 10 | Slottsskogen Ostra, Gothenburg 413 11, Sweden
Phone Number: 031/775-24-00
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Stumbled across this museum and spent a very pleasant few hours, nice cafe with fresh sandwiches & cakes & great coffee!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled across this museum and spent a very pleasant few hours, nice cafe with fresh sandwiches & cakes & great coffee!

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Thank Keith G
UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A huge selection of stuffed animals, particularly birds. Easy to get to with a tram stopped a couple of 100 meters away. 90 minutes is enough time to spend there. Most of the written information is in Swedish only but some parts in English

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Jaipur, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

This museum in slottsskogen park is very popular among tourists and natives alike. It has a huge collection from ancient fossils and dinosaur skeletons to butterflies and thousands of insects. Many unseen samples from sponges to higher animals are on display here. Their main attraction is world's largest stuffed blue whale and an African elephant. It is really an excellent... More 

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Thank ffeverywhere
Linton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

An enjoyable afternoon spent here. A bit of a steep climb from the tram stop. Lots of different species of birds, insects and animals on show. An opportunity to see many species which you have only seen in picture books

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Thank Bridget W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a small museum, I would say you could do the whole thing in a couple of hours, but one of the most beautiful natural history museums I've been to. The 'modern' section is just ok, nothing exciting here, but the older part of the building is amazing. Proper old style natural history, with display cases full of butterflies,... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

Fun place to take the kids on a rainy day in the city, loads of taxidermied animals kind of creepy but also fun.

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Thank jainsterk
Sweden
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

This museum has it all, if you want to know about different animals. Its very well organized. There is a cafeteria aswell.

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Thank GoToGreece_se
Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Having been to many natural history museums over the years, this one is relatively small. But that made it more manageable with small children. Animals, birds, dinosaurs and the ability to literally climb inside a whale. Overall a good few hours of inquisitive fun.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Personally I find stuffed animals a bit creepy and not necessarily the best way to learn about natural history, if you are a fan of taxidermy then you will love this. The museum is vast and really well cared for. I went with my daughter (24) and we stayed for an hour and also had a coffee and cake in... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

It was quite eye opening to see so many stuffed animals in one place. The baby blue whale was mind boggling until I went upstairs to the thousands of birds (I've never seen so many or varieties) and animals around the world. I liked the African animals you come to expect (elephant, giraffe, zebra, etc), but I loved seeing the... More 

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