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Swedish Museum of Natural History

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Address: 40 Frescativaegen, Stockholm 114 18, Sweden
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Lots to look at, free entrance

Many interesting exhibitions, look at the folder when you arrive or beforehand to see what you wish to see, because you might not be able to to everything. Free entrance is a big... read more

Reviewed 31 January 2017
Stockholm, Sweden
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Stockholm, Sweden
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52 reviews
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Many interesting exhibitions, look at the folder when you arrive or beforehand to see what you wish to see, because you might not be able to to everything. Free entrance is a big plus! The restaurant serves good food, but is very busy, reminding of a cantine at a school. If you wish to eat in a more peaceful surrounding,... More 

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The museum itself is mainly geared towards children, but adults should also find interesting things for them aswell. There is a part of the exhibition about the human body which i found quite interesting. I particularly enjoyed the Cosmonova Imax theatre, it costs 100Kr (the museums exhibitions are free) and that is an amazing and visually impressive spectacle, especially if... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We like museums, especially in science museums. This time we visited this museum. Our metro drove into the harbor. Only once had to sit around. Subway stop not far from the museum (in our opinion). What I immediately liked the museum, there is a lot for a family. There is a portable chairs and seat design options are also many... More 

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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186 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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10 reviews
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Reviewed 9 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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122 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
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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31 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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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