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Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo)

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Neighbourhood: Kampinmalmi
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Address: Pohjoinen Rautatiekatu 13, Helsinki 00100, Finland
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Interesting to visit with children

The museum isn't that large but there's enough to see in the museum. The exhibitions are in a small area so it's easy to go with small children. Both of my kids have been visiting... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 July 2016
Janne T
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Helsinki, Finland
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Rome, Italy
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91 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

The museum was disappointing as unless you had an audio guide you couldn't tell what you were looking at. Nothing had English translation. Everything was in Finnish. The ticket office didn't suggest the audio guide so we had limited time and it was a disappointing experience.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

The museum isn't that large but there's enough to see in the museum. The exhibitions are in a small area so it's easy to go with small children. Both of my kids have been visiting the museum from at least two or three times a year and it's still interesting to them. Also note that there is free access to... More 

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Fantastic museum. Wonderful displays - really interesting. We spent a good couple of hours here. Well worth a visit.

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Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Broad selection of everything from dinosaurs to moss arts. The whole tour took us about an hour, and it was definitely worth the money! They also offer a student discount 😀

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great thing to do on a rainy day. Lots of animals and history to be seen, especially with children this is a must. Quite quick to go through, so just nice even with very little kids.

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Tuusula, Finland
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60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

I didn't have big hopes for this museum as it was very dull when I visited in my childhood. I totally forgot the renovation they went through and I was very impressed about the place it got proper face lift I must say. It is pretty amazing, all the set ups are really impressive and there is plenty to see.... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

Overall experience was good. Gives a good overview of various topics and if you are interested and have the time, so much extra information. Some things for the kids to do and good memories. Still, almost all of that information was in Finnish or Swedish. As I speak a bit of both, not that big of a problem but could... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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32 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

Great place and lot to see. My son (he's 5) was able to run and explore and touch some of the items too. We saw mammoths and dinosaurs and massive shark too and it was really interesting to be able to see how big these animals really were/are. Only minus comes from the poison spiders that have infested this museum.... More 

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Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Everyone who live or visit Helsinki ought to see this museum. There is plenty of seeing for adults and children. One hour is too short time. The museum is in the centre of city near railway station and bus station. All the animals, birds an other things are so good looking, the atmosfere is nice. Our 4 and 6 years... More 

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Thank Heljä V
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

A well-done natural history museum. Excellent interpretation of Finnish natural history. Clean and well kept.

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