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Natural History Museum

Sars' gate 1 | Zoological, Mineral and Geological Museum, Oslo 0562, Norway
+47 22 85 16 30
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The Natural History Museum includes several museums, the Botanical Garden and the greenhouses. The Zoological Museum shows animals from all over the world, and the Mineralogical-Geological Museum building includes the Paleontological Museum and Norway's only dinosaur museum. The opening hours and prices below apply to the greenhouses and the museums. The museums and greenhouses are closed on Mondays, 1 January, 17 May, 23-26 December and 31 December. Botanical Garden The botanical variety and diversity in the Botanical Garden makes it an ideal place to relax from the stress of city life. Most of the area is designed as an Arboretum. Entrance to the garden is free. Norwegian name: Naturhistorisk Museum
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  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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Sars' gate 1 | Zoological, Mineral and Geological Museum, Oslo 0562, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the building outside it looks very old and dated but inside it felt very carefully curated. It gave a well organized view into the fauna of Norway organized by geographical location. A slight minus is that not all of the touchscreens seemed to have...More

Thank David K
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Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

It's a good little museum of animals native to Oslo, do a lot of animals I've never seen before. Great for children but nothing particularly special. I went because it was near the munch museum and it was free with my Oslo pass

Thank EllieChapman13
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

This museum is great for what it is! And it doesn't attempt to be what it's not! It's not the London Natural History museum, or the Houston NHM or the Wien NHM or....you get the idea. But it DOES show (on the first & second...More

Thank Bekah T
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

I have been to many Natural History Museums around the world, I was expecting so much more than what I got. I still enjoyed my my time here with the T-Rex, but I was really hoping for more. I hope you get much more out...More

Thank ShanOC
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Reviewed 25 November 2017

For people who are interested in nature and dinausaurs, this is a great museum. I enjoyed the nature exhibition.

Thank FayeInAmsterdam
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

Nothing to compare to the London Natural History Museum. It was a bit disappointing. The only really interesting part is that one dedicated to the Nordic animals. For the rest it is similar to many other natural history museums.

Thank Filippo C
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Reviewed 22 August 2017

We decided to use our Oslo Pass to gain free admission and enjoyed the experience - not as large as the UK version but some interesting exhibits. The grounds outside the museum were worth visiting as well.

Thank WidleyTraveller
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Reviewed 2 July 2017

Nice museum mostly animals. Somethings don't have English translations but Norwegian is close to English so sometimes you can the words. There is beautiful trees on the way there.

Thank Michael S
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Reviewed 3 April 2017

I'm sure I would have enjoyed this museum--it's collections are extensive. But--with so few English translations, it was hard to make sense of what I was seeing. Didn't stay long.

Thank Frances W
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Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

The museum isn't that large, but they've managed to stuff the museum with interesting exhibitions of flora, fauna, gemstone and fossils. When you enter, you're immediately greeted by a large Tyrannosaurus Rex skeleton... They also have a small exhibition about Norways northernmost islands Svalbard, which...More

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