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“Too bad, nice building” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo)

Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo)
Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13, Helsinki, Finland (Kampinmalmi)
09-191-7400
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Ranked #14 of 130 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Natural History Museums, Museums
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Beijing, China
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“Too bad, nice building”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

It is simply too bad that such a nice building is used for this. The museum world has long ago progressed beyond this level of exhibition. Anyone who has seen one of the Smithsonian museums, the War Museum in Seoul, or almost any major museum in Europe will wonder why they don't just hire a curator who has kept up with the latest developments in display design and technology.

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“Something for everyone”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

A place for the entire family to visit. All displayed animals and plants of high quality. Definitly worth a visit!!

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“Nice old museus”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

I visited recently the Museum of Natural History in Helsinki. The museum is located in an old Russian boy school (time when Finland was part of Russia). The museum was re-opened a couple of years ago. The museum has an impressive exhibition on Finnish nature and a fairly nice exhibition currently on Africa and how research is done. You can borrow some audio headsets at the reception to get several languages that are otherwise not on the displays.

Visited November 2011
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“Enough to see for the little ones”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The museum is not that big, but if you have just a couple of hours to spend, it's perfect for that. The exhibitions are easy to get around and the fee is very reasonable (we paid 10 euros for 1 adult and 3 children). The downside is that it is small, so if you are used to the Museum of Natural History in NYC, this is not your place. Also, if the museum is crowded, it is very crowded, as the halls are small and the elevator is in use all the time.

But, if you like to get a glimpse of Finnish and Nordic nature in a short time, this is you place. The animals are quite lifelike and the Dinosaur hall is great. Kids will love the huge skeletons and just the right amount of fun and knowledge.

The museum is easy to reach by walking from Kamppi metro station and the Central Railway Station.

Visited September 2011
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“Fantastic experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2011

I was in the Museum in October and I had a good time. The exhibitions are interesting and the animals are beautiful. I liked that the exhibitions are interactive so we can get to know the animals easily. In the Museum there is also a shop and a small bufett.
And on Thursdays the entrance is free of charge at 4-6 pm.
So I recommend for everyone especially for family with children. :)

Visited October 2011
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