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Swedish Museum of Natural History

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Address: 40 Frescativaegen, Stockholm 114 18, Sweden
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+46 8 519 540 00

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Lots of nature related things to be seen

Children like to visit this museum because there is lots of all kinds of animals to been easily seen. However, some of those are made from plastic. The most liked part of the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 31 December 2016
Helsinki, Finland
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Rovaniemi, Finland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

The museum may seem to be located far from the city, but it can easily be reached by the Tunnelbana or bus. The building is magnificient and the entrance is free, but the biggest disappointment is the permanent exhibitions being pretty old fashioned or outdated. Travelling with children may be a good idea but for adults this museum provides little... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Children like to visit this museum because there is lots of all kinds of animals to been easily seen. However, some of those are made from plastic. The most liked part of the exhibition seemed to be the one which tells about a human being.

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Karlstad, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

Excellent place for a family. Cool, interesting and exiting things to look at. The kids lear a lot. Plan for a whole day. The food in the restaurang is excellent for all ages.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Has a very beautiful exterior, but the inside feels a bit dated. Clear focus on families with young kids. Free entrance though.

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Very large museum, so it takes several hours to visit. I preferred couple of visits rather than one. Excellent place to visit for experts or persons who are interested in natural history (all children are). The access is very easy with underground, just pick up line to Universitet and go there if problems ask anybody they speak English

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Stockholm, Sweden
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

the main audience are families with small children, so expect a lot of noise when you visit this museum; many of the exhibitions seems to target children, facts are kept to a bare minimum and the language is very basic; unfortunately many explaining texts are only available on monitors, you might have to queue to be able to read them;... More 

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Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Great museum. Has a very inclusive approach and represents all classes of society. The Nordic light exhibition was a standout and the mueum's attention to detail was both informative but not overwhelming. I especially appreciatedteh sdiplays of ordinary everyday artefacts and dometic settings from various eriods. It gave me a real snense of Swedish culture and also made me understand... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We spend one day with our family in the museum and it was an interesting place for us all. It took about 5 hours to go all the exhibitions through. We had 6 year old son with us and he was thrilled.

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Canton, Michigan, United States
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very beautiful from the outside, worth seeing. Not the most exciting on the inside to me. I preferred to Historiska for what it had to offer, and that museum was free, this one was 100 SEK. Place settings from all eras if that's your kind of thing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

it has the usual characters you find in a natural history museum (insects, stuffed birds, dino skeletons). nice, clean and open museum that was not over crowded and educational.

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