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Bengal Natural History Museum

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Bishop Eric Benjamin Rd, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Bishop Eric Benjamin Rd, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Nice museum for kids with full of birds, animals, insects and stuffed preserved animals with specimens.

Thank Manna282016
Reviewed 25 June 2017

It is the same campus as the Zoo and HMI. There are some good specimens of mammals,birds,reptiles displayed. Earlier it was at a place near Chowrasta but now shifted to its present location. Obviously, one has to purchase the entrance ticket for the Zoo,even if...More

Thank Kashmalan D
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

The Bengal Natural History Museum is located within the Zoo complex. It contains several stuffed and preserved animals, but I was a little disappointed as the exhibits are not displayed in an interesting manner. One can easily give it a miss

Thank Seema1709
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Relocated within the zoo compound in a swanky new building. Though full of stuffed birds, animals and insects, it can be quite educative for children particularly for extinct and endangered species. Good introduction to the wildlife diversity the region was once famous for but which...More

Thank Payal G
Reviewed 5 April 2017

not a bad place. children will not enjoy this but a must visit. get to see a lot of things. camera not allowed inside

Thank iAbhikhrx
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The museum used to be midway between the chowrasta and Chauk Bazar. But presently it's relocated in the zoo complex inside a new building. The museum contains stuffed animals and birds in the Himalayas. Presently the display has become much better, a few more text...More

Thank Sankar Mukherjee
Reviewed 30 March 2017

It is a visual delight for nature lovers. This museum is located near HMI. It contains a vast collection of specimen of Himalayan and Bengali Wild life, including rare reptiles, birds, animals (specially mammals, leopard, panda and squirrel) exhibit in their true to life attitudes....More

1  Thank rinkidas74
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Compared to the HMI Museum this one just really put me off... the animals are really badly maintained, the birds are just lying down and the eyes of the predators just made me laugh... I honestly think this museum is a shame to the animals...More

Thank Julia T
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Located inside the zoo, this place doesn't require any extra fare. Lots of interesting specimens and information to engage people of all age group. IF you're going to the zoo, don't forget to visit this place (you might as well since they're already charging you...More

Thank gaurav d
Reviewed 1 January 2017

It has a great collection and a lot to learn, but the upkeep is bad and that makes the displays unattractive. In the age of modernisation, the museum has miles to go and being located centrally in Darjeeling I guess investment on it would be...More

Thank Angon B
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