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Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
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  • Kamppi • 4 min walk
  • Rautatientori • 7 min walk
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Jaana_Soulforge
Vantaa, Finland378 contributions
Aug 2022 • Family
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 -> interesting.
Written 28 August 2022
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Ville J
Kokkola, Finland49 contributions
Jul 2022
A great collection of finnish nature, some other insteresting animals from other countries and continents.
Written 8 August 2022
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Alex B
Ubach-Palenberg, Germany85 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
The museum mostly shows stuffed/ conservated animals. The animals are nicely prepared and the museum tries to show them in their natural habitat and in their natural environment. The visit in total took us about 2h. I believe if you have small children it can take longer. The price is a little high for what the museum shows I would say. Probably I am a little biased, since we have a similar museum where I live and it costs less, yet if even larger. But still, if you like seeing animals and are interested in history of evolution, then it's worth a visit.
Written 13 March 2022
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Stefano S
Lusiana, Italy1,209 contributions
Dec 2021
The natural history museum is very near to the centre, it is located in a fascinating, XIX century, building. The animals, representing the worldwide natural habitats and the Finnish biodiversity, are shown in wonderful dioramas. The last floor is dedicated to the evolution of the life on earth with some dinosaurs’ skeletons. There is even a section of comparative anatomy, not that frequent, in similar museums, (in Paris, there is a separated museum). The admittance ticket is 17,00€, quite expensive, but it’s wort the visit. There is a cafeteria next to the entrance but you have also a little picnic area in the last floor. Covid-19 certificate is mandatory.
Written 13 January 2022
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trip-radar
Rhodes Town, Greece406 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
The nature's of Finland along with plenty of interesting information can be provided in this place. It is really fascinating
Written 28 July 2021
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RangeR
Canada683 contributions
Aug 2019
Good museum in a central location, only short walk away from the train station and bus terminal. The entry fee is a bit steep but you are allowed to come and go from the museum with the same ticket during the day, and the lockers for your belongings are free. There is also a lunch cafe on site, which seemed to be fairly decent and not too expensive.

The museum itself spans several floors and is very nicely laid out, allowing you to view everything in orderly fashion. Information is available in three languages, but on some occasions English is missing. Overall it’s a good museum worth the visit if you are interested in the subject, and if you happen to have children I’m sure they’ll enjoy it as well.
Written 14 April 2020
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Kaysie
Bromsgrove, UK55 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Really enjoyed our few hours in the national history museum. It was lovely and warm and there were free lockers to store our coats, hats and scarves etc.
The exhibits were super interesting! Unfortunately we only speak English and so it was difficult to know what lots of the exhibits were as the labels/signs were not translated however if you are happy to just roam and look then this is fine. All of the staff spoke good English and were happy to help although not too many staff around!
Would definitely recommend this as a thing to do in Helsinki if you are interested in natural history!
Written 4 January 2020
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ZzandTt
Kuwait City, Kuwait3 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Do not miss this museum. Excellent displays. We went with two kids (8 and 5). It was perfect.
The information about various ecosystems was super informative.
Written 23 December 2019
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Simo R
Turku, Finland32 contributions
Sep 2019
Natural History Museum in Stockholm is one of my favorites and I have been visiting there twice.

Finnish version is not nearly as big but it is definitely worth seeing.

Main reason is that here you can have a special peek to Finnish nature which is not possible elsewhere.
There is also a good collection of displays from around the world and most of them are really interesting.
It took me two hours to go around and I wish I had at least half hour more time. Will go there again with children.
Written 8 September 2019
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dmittleman
Palm Beach Gardens, FL1,444 contributions
Jul 2019
This natural history museum is not all that large but is well worth a visit. The interior architecture itself is quite beautiful. There are stacks upon stacks of animals all crammed into a small space but the displays do not suffer for it. Especially good for kids, it's worth a viewing.
Written 3 September 2019
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