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Museum of Biology

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Address: Djurgarden | Hazeliusporten, Stockholm 115 93, Sweden
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Very old-school, great for grown ups

The building itself looks and smells beautiful. The exhibits are mostly good and the gallery is all under natural light with painted scenery giving a naturalistic feel, even when... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2015
SaraElspeth
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

The building itself looks and smells beautiful. The exhibits are mostly good and the gallery is all under natural light with painted scenery giving a naturalistic feel, even when the quality of the taxidermy is somewhat lacking (see especially the lynx). Has a good sense of humour about the oddly posed bear with cubs, and the capercailie-hare hybrid.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

A lot of the animals are close together, so the museum is small in size, You must go up stairs to see everything. if you're not particularly interested in the subject, the visit will be quick, but interesting. It’s located right next to the parking lot for Skansen (not near Skansen’s main entrance).

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2015

It's very interesting, and worth going just to see the interior of the building alone. not sure if its a work of exceptional model building, or exceptional taxidermy though. the more you look at the display, the more you see. there are lots of stairs and no access for wheelchairs from what I could see.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Not amazing. Needs updating and more English translation. Entrance fee excessive given whats on offer. However, I had the stockholm card so worth the 10 mins view!

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Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 25 January 2015

The over 100 year old 360 diorama with nice and the natural light. Is not really informative from a biological point of view but given the age and surrounding it was very interesting.

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Nether Whitacre, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 281 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

We stopped by for a quick visited. We had the Stockholm card so it was free to enter. When you enter it's like walking into a big country lodge. It won't what i thought it was going to be. Being called museum of biology i was expecting a lot more biology then what in essence is a big show case... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

Stuffed animals from Scandinavia in natural enviroments. In real nature most animals hide before you see them,here they can not :) Eagle in tree impressive! I also liked the moose,wolves and the mystic Myskoxe. Museum building is fantastic mostly built of Wood.Information paper with names of most animals is helpful. Best:Eagler in tree Worst:Not all animals marked on information paper... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 September 2014

I wouldn't call this a museum of biology; it is nothing more than a taxidermy diorama. You don't learn anything as there is little information on display. The place was completely deserted when we went, making it feel even more creepy. It is a shame so many healthy animals had to die for this - and such a waste of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

The 19th century building in carved wood is beautiful and the walls were painted by the famous Swedish nature painter Bruno Liljefors. The diorama too must have been an achievement for those times, but to think that they killed hundreds of healthy animals, including a polar bear, for "educational purposes" rather spoils the fun. The children were even more horrified... More 

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College Station, Texas
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Reviewed 20 August 2013

This is a museum that is essentially unchanged since it was opened about 1900. It consists of a large circular diorama filled with stuffed birds and animals in their natural habitat on the ground or in trees viewed against a background that took a noted artist a year to paint. You can see most of it in a half an... More 

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Djurgarden & Djurgardsbrunn
The island of Djurgården and its northern mainland extension, Djurgårdsbrunn, impress with a mix of nature and an abundance of museums, while being located in walking distance to Stockholm’s city center. Djurgården not only invites visitors to take endless walks through a beautiful park landscape without having to leave the city, but also offers an incredible range of entertainment facilities, such as an open air museum which specializes in the Swedish way of life pre-industrialization, the renowned Vasa Museum with its legendary sailing ship, and Sweden’s most famous amusement park Gröna Lund, which is more than a 100 years old.
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