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“Visit if you understand Finnish or Swedish” 4 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 230 things to do in Helsinki
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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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“Visit if you understand Finnish or Swedish”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

It is a nice museum in Ugendstil building, exhibiting replica of dinosaurs' bones to stuffed Finnish animals. There are some quiz about dinosaurs for you to have more information. Only the problem is that everything is written in Finnish and Swedish, so cannot be recommended to tourists who do not understand either of these languages.

Visited March 2014
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  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Finnish first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Greek first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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Kuwait
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65 reviews 65 reviews
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“Quite the find for all ages”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Although most people would say that a museum like this is more geared for children, I thought it was fascinating.

Yes, it is a small museum (small as in it is spread over 4 floors), but there's loads to see. The displays are absolutely amazing, and the effort put into making the animals and other fauna look in-situ is something I haven't seen anywhere else.

If you want to make sure you understand everything you're looking at, use the audio companions because nearly all of the exhibits are in Finnish and Swedish.

Visited April 2014
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Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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“Great with kids”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Lovely museum, as all museums in Helsinki, closed every Monday and shuts every day at 4pm, so be aware of that since we went in and they did not tell us at all that we only had 25 minutes to see it all which it is not enough at all.
Very nicely set, we went without kids but our kids would have loved it. Very impressive displays.

Visited April 2014
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Toluca Lake, CA
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“Lots to see here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I missed this museum the last time I was in Helsinki. There is free audio in English which is very helpful when you view the different exhibits. Lost of bones of animals and fish and kid friendly, even if I don't have any. You could spend a day looking and listening to the various descriptions on the free audio tape.

Visited March 2014
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“Very nice museum for the whole family :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We live in Helsinki and have almost 2 and 4 year old kids who are crazy about dinosaurs so we decided to go see the museum on a wednesday morning.
The exhibitions are in three levels and we started straight from top floor where the dino expo is.
Our 4 year old was loving it and even the almost 2 year old could roam free and touch fossils etc.
Very impressive museum ! I highly recommend :)

Visited March 2014
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