Natural History Museum

Natural History Museum, Oslo: Hours, Address, Natural History Museum Reviews: 4/5

Natural History Museum
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Natural History Museums
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
The Natural History Museum includes several museums, the Botanical Garden and the greenhouses. The Zoological Museum shows animals from all over the world, and the Mineralogical-Geological Museum building includes the Paleontological Museum and Norway's only dinosaur museum. The opening hours and prices below apply to the greenhouses and the museums. The museums and greenhouses are closed on Mondays, 1 January, 17 May, 23-26 December and 31 December. Botanical Garden The botanical variety and diversity in the Botanical Garden makes it an ideal place to relax from the stress of city life. Most of the area is designed as an Arboretum. Entrance to the garden is free. Norwegian name: Naturhistorisk Museum
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  • Tøyen • 8 min walk
  • Carl Berners plass • 10 min walk
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142 reviews
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48
Very good
48
Average
34
Poor
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Terrible
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Erik Ø
Oslo, Norway15 contributions
Dirty and filthy, could have been a good experience
Feb 2020
Unfortunatley the place appared dirty, and bad smell around the displays. alot of the animals displayes also appeard to have seen their best part of life. In average the place need a good upgrade and clean up. probably did not help with all the parents strolling around wiht strollers and dirty dipers but this affected the visit. Asked the kids not to touch anything afraid they could get some germs.
Written 28 May 2020
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Phil D
27 contributions
It was shut
Dec 2019 • Friends
Can’t really review the museum as it was closed ! There was major renovations going on as the whole building was wrapped in polythene . Brought a ticket for the Viking museum which also covers the history museum and they are a good 15 minutes via bus apart , no mention that history museum was shut . Viking museum not bad bit on small side 2 and a half long boats and some bits and bobs to see , definitely lacking in the whole Viking way of life experience......disappointing
Written 3 January 2020
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ZandraKelly
Waterford, Ireland79 contributions
Very interesting
Sep 2019 • Couples
The displays were laid out very well with a lot of information for both adults and children to enjoy. I really enjoyed the dinosaurs
Written 1 October 2019
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cgny1fwd
Houston, TX1,115 contributions
Kids wlll love it
Sep 2019
Some great fossils. A couple of dinosaurs. Lots of stuffed animals & birds in display settings similar to the Natural History Museum in NYC. They are grouped by Norwegian and rest of the world. Great collection of minerals.
Written 29 September 2019
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Anna_Maria39_11
Winnipeg, Canada501 contributions
Spent a great morning here
Sep 2019 • Couples
The Natural History Museum is much more of a zoological museum. There are some examples of dinosaurs, including a T-Rex, and minerals, but the animal dioramas make up the bulk of the museum. On the main floor the dioramas centre around animals of Norway. They are detailed and well done. The names of the animals are listed in Norwegian and English but the additional text is in Norwegian only. On the second floor there are dioramas from all over the world in a vivid and rich way which I enjoyed. I also liked the tree of life exhibit. At the present time the greenhouse is under construction which was too bad and it being late in the season the botanical garden is past its prime so we weren’t able to take in as much as the property will have to offer at other times. The gift shop has a nice variety including some wonderful gardening items. Check your map for public transportation routes.
Written 15 September 2019
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599Angela
Toronto, Canada415 contributions
Old style natural history museum
Aug 2019
This combination of natural history and mineralogy museum is free on the Oslo card. Their T-Rex is from South Dakota but much of the other stuff is local, except for the otherworldly moon rock from the NASA missions, with explanatory video. The displays of silver and fluorite from Norway were well-done.

They have an enormous collection of stuffed specimens in dioramas, including polar bears and reindeer - lots of information screens if you want to know more. I was impressed by it all. And the museum shop has a lot of animal and science related objects, in all sizes and price ranges.
Written 25 August 2019
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TravelcrazyAntwerp
Schoten, Belgium1,178 contributions
Interesting museum situated in the Botanical Garden, free entry with the Oslo Pass
May 2019
My husband and I visited this interesting museum in May 2019.
You can reach the museum from downtown with tram 17 (stop Lakkegata Skole) + 450 m on foot, or bus 31 (stop Sars gate) + 400 m on foot or T3 -T5 (stop Toyen) + 800 m on foot.

The Natural history museum is situated in one of the buildings in a very nice Botanical Garden, which itself is subdivided in several types of gardens (Rock garden, Scented garden, Viking garden... etc) and has 2 greenhouses with tropical plants as well.

In the garden there are picnic tables for those who bring their own lunch, or you can get sandwiches, salads and local food in the Cafe Handwerk Botaniske (monday-friday:10am-4pm, saturday-sunday : 10am-5pm)

The Natural history museum contains dinosaur skeletons, the 47 million year old famous primate fossil called Ida, various taxidermied animals, minerals and rocks.
Entrance is free with the Oslo Card.

The museum also has an excellent gift shop.
We enjoyed our visit and can really recommend this museum.
Written 19 August 2019
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trip-radar
Rhodes Town, Greece225 contributions
Nice and interesting
Aug 2019 • Solo
Plenty of things about the natural environment, spread in different places of the park. Just walking is relaxing.
Written 4 August 2019
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Nathan R
55 contributions
Small but interesting
Jun 2019 • Couples
A small museum with, to me, the most interesting bit being at the start looking at the fossils and various minerals and gemstones. Lots of stuffed animals which might be offputting for some.

Was a little pricy (£11 per adult) for what is in there but not too bad overall and my wife and I enjoyed our time in there. Certainly worth the time if you have the Oslo pass.

Most (not all) of the signs/digital displays were also written in English.
Written 17 June 2019
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537bj_rnm
Oslo, Norway81 contributions
Jurrasic park in real world combined with flowers
Jan 2019 • Couples
Going into this museum you will exsperience Jurrasic park and combined with flowers of all kind of course best time is Summer/Spring with the whole park flowering we spent a Winterday all the park whre frozen with white carpet but inside Jurrasic were there and flowers into the flowergarden with exotic flowers
Written 4 February 2019
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Natural History Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 11:00 - 16:00


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