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Address: Bishop Eric Benjamin Rd, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Treasure Trove of trinkets, tidbits and information

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Bokaro Steel City, India
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Bokaro Steel City, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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 for it).

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3 of 5 bubbles 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 worth every penny.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. It was crowded with noisy children when I was there.. would have appreciated some sort of silence but other than that I would recommend a visit. The museum is located inside the zoo.

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Bendigo, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016

Had a good variety of stuffed animals and nice new building with easy to follow directions around the place. Is inside the zoo, but wouldn't make a special trip to go there.

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Siliguri, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Bengal Natural History Museum is a nice museum for nature lovers, situated near HMI, in Darjeeling. This museum contains an extensive collection of Himalayan and Bengali flora and fauna, including rare reptiles, birds and animals. It is a nice place to visit with children.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

This was our fourth time at Darjeeling Zoo but the first time we'd seen the natural history museum. I suspect it's only recently reopened in its current location. My husband said it reminded him of a zoo he went to when he was a kid and the boy scouts all went on a day trip. One of the kids with... More 

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Varanasi, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Nice museum. Newly built complex. Very informative about the birds and insects. Models of various migratory birds and insects are shown. Must have guide to understand these. Worth visit for a hr. Located inside the zoo.

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Kurseong, India, Asia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016 via mobile

On exhibition are the flora and fauna of the hills and terrai region. Not much of maintenance as with all government maintained institutions. You will be lucky if your guide brings you here.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

But I found the same shifted to a new complex waiting to be inaugurated. I am sure your experience will better with visit.

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Agra, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

This is remarkably very well maintained Natural History Museum. It has every possible species of reptiles, butterflies, snakes, birds and animals all stuffed and well preserved. Very enlightening experience and good knowledge to children. Must Visit.

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