Turku Biological Museum

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Turku Biological Museum
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Speciality Museums • Natural History Museums
09:00 - 05:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 05:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 05:00
Thursday
09:00 - 05:00
Friday
09:00 - 05:00
Saturday
09:00 - 05:00
Sunday
09:00 - 05:00
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland19,432 contributions
Interesting small museum of Finnish natural history
Jun 2021
Turku Biological Museum is a historical museum, founded already in 1907.

The permanent exhibition is made up of 13 fascinating dioramas.

Birds and mammals are displayed in their natural surroundings from the Turku Archipelago to a fell landscape in Lapland.
Written 10 June 2021
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B T
London, UK705 contributions
Not worth visiting
Apr 2021
This is very small, there are just a few different stuffed animals, not much information and the 6 euro entry fee is a rip off considering it only took me 20 mins to walk around including reading all the signs. It was a bit disappointing and I don't think it is worth visiting.
Written 29 April 2021
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Oliver1646
Portland, OR98 contributions
Astonishing Dioramas
Jun 2018 • Solo
Visiting this museum was the highlight of my time in Turku. The dioramas are extremely realistic. You can easily believe that you are looking at a bird in a tree in a forest.The museum building is charming and located in a park-like setting.
Written 17 June 2018
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lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland891 contributions
One of our favourite museums in Turku
Jun 2018 • Family
The biological museum of Turku is a small, historic museum in a beautiful wooden villa, purpose-built for this museum in 1907. The museum is still very much like it was more than a 110 years ago!

A perfect little gem for architecture lovers, those who love history (a possibility to see a museum like museums were built a 100 years ago) - but also a nice glimpse of Finnish wildlife for the nature lovers.

Great for kids, too!
Written 11 June 2018
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Tuomas K
Moscow, Russia167 contributions
Finnish wildlife in a nutshell
Feb 2018 • Family
A small but cozy museum displaying Finnish wildlife in several different habitats. Very charming wooden building. Located centrally a five minutes walk from the city square. Staff is helpful and polite. Kids love this place! Takes less than an hour to take a round. There's also a small gift-shop where you can find nice souvenirs (a reindeer post-card costs no more than 10 c), but unfortunately the guides and books are in Finnish language.
Written 20 February 2018
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Lorna K
273 contributions
Tiny natural history collection in lovely location
Jul 2017 • Solo
The exhibits are arranged beautifully so you can see the animals (stuffed mammals and birds in the main) in their natural environment ... but there's something really sad about seeing so many stuffed animals, even though it's educational.

None of the labels of common names are in English (why not? - it'd be an easy enough task) so this museum isn't particularly visitor friendly.

Gift shop had really different - and nice - gift ideas!

The building itself is very interesting and there is some information on the walls (again not in English)
Written 11 July 2017
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lmsk2014
Helsinki, Finland891 contributions
A historic museum from 1907 on the Finnish wildlife
Apr 2017 • Family
The museum was built in 1907 to display Finnish wildlife and thus to contribute to the education of the people.

The wooden building is very beautiful, and in the summer surrounded by a green park. If you're into architecture and interested in how museums were built&designed in the beginning of 1900's, you really should visit it.

The dioramas (displaying taxidermy animals in their natural habitats) are mostly original, too.

The museum is right by the river-side and close to other attractions.

Kids also love this museum: there's plenty of interesting things to see, but the museum is also small, so it is easy to navigate and doesn't get too overwhelming even to the smaller kids.
Written 3 April 2017
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zenobianblue
Turku, Finland97 contributions
A museum-in-a-museum; good for an hour or so.
Mar 2016 • Family
My kids enjoyed the displays of taxidermied animals in mock-ups of their natural habitats. I enjoyed them enjoying those displays, and I also enjoyed knowing that the displays were over 100 years old (most of the exhibits have not changed since 1907). If you look at it that way (as an adult), it's a lot more interesting. Otherwise, this is a pretty tame attraction. If it were free, I might write a more positive review, but a family ticket is 10€ - pretty steep for only an hour of fun.

However, it's right across the street from Samppalinna and its extensive park grounds. So it's easy to make a casual afternoon of it, maybe with a picnic?
Written 12 March 2016
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l5antti
Helsinki, Finland776 contributions
Quick visit to Finnish landscape and animals.
Nov 2015 • Family
This is a small place and well worth of visit with kids. Admission is modest and you'll get interesting animal scenes to see. Old wooden house hosts very nice Finnish landscape scenes which have lot of real animals in their natural environment. Scenes are well made and there is lot to see in each window. Also information leaflets are good and easy to use. There is also nice set of bugs and butterflies on the wall. You can investigate different materials with microscopes and make plasticine works. There is a small shop in a lobby.

Overall this is well worth of visit with smaller kids also. You can spend an hour and nobody is bored.
Written 16 November 2015
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keef1988
Turku, Finland249 contributions
Tiny
Sep 2014 • Solo
This place is very tiny with what I think are taxidermy animals. The building itself seems very historic and is very dark inside. However it does focus on Finnish wildlife which is nice. You can look at everything in the building in about 10 minutes and that is if you take your time.
Written 28 September 2014
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