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Turku Biological Museum

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Finnish wildlife in a nutshell

A small but cozy museum displaying Finnish wildlife in several different habitats. Very charming... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
Tuomas K
Tiny natural history collection in lovely location

The exhibits are arranged beautifully so you can see the animals (stuffed mammals and birds in the... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2017
Lorna K
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Neitsytpolku 1, Turku 20800, Finland
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

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.

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Reviewed June 11, 2018

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...More

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Reviewed February 19, 2018

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...More

Thank Tuomas K
Reviewed July 11, 2017

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...More

Thank Lorna K
Reviewed April 2, 2017

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...More

Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed March 12, 2016

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...More

Thank zenobianblue
Reviewed November 15, 2015

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...More

Thank l5antti
Reviewed September 28, 2014

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...More

Thank keef1988
Reviewed October 13, 2013

An interesting museum, not as much for its informative value but for the curious old fashioned display in an astonishing old building. The museum shop is virtually nonexistent and the place is a bit seedy, but the museum is easy to reach. It does have...More

Thank Ilarius
Reviewed May 5, 2013

About a dozen well done dioramas showing Finnish wildlife. We spent about half an hour, reasonable considering the low entry fee. The signs are in Finnish and Swedish but they will loan you a handout in other languages. The building is not well marked so...More

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