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The Natural History Museum

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Address: 10 Museivaegen | Slottsskogen Ostra, Gothenburg 413 11, Sweden
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+46 31 775 24 00

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Whale Watching!

Seems like a great museum if you're into natural history, botany, zoology, etc. If you're like me and you enjoy quirky stuff you can't see just anywhere, you have to go! Skip the... read more

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Austin, Texas
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20 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seems like a great museum if you're into natural history, botany, zoology, etc. If you're like me and you enjoy quirky stuff you can't see just anywhere, you have to go! Skip the 'boring' stuff and follow the signs to the Blue Whale. Yes. Seriously. The museum has the only blue whale in a museum in the world. It's impressive.... More 

Thank StaceeHarris
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Worth a view if you enjoy your museums, we visited on Easter Sunday and it was a quick view before getting back to the airport . .we felt that it's a great view for a few hours but not something we felt you could spend the day. . .we used our city cards for entry so didn't have to pay... More 

Thank Brandymate
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

With a huge number of stuffed animals, I've seen children getting enchanted, being also a big opportunity to instigate their curiosity!

Thank Thiago F
West Sweden, Sweden
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363 reviews
139 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

The museum is beautifully situated in one edge of the nice Slottsskogen park. Some parts feel pretty old, but that is quite OK for a museum. It contains anything from the whale to the small creatures, even if the museum is not exactly the biggest I have seen.

Thank Fisksk
Maastricht, The Netherlands
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This museum has a wide collection of stuffed animals and birds. A must place to take your toddlers and young kids to have a great family time

Thank Preeti1111984
Kungsbacka, Sweden
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18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017

A big collection of animals and modells displayed on several floors and rooms. I god place to bring your children and really talk about the nature and what is out there. Take your time and really look and its worth a visit

1 Thank jareslatt72
Buenos Aires
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113 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

This was an excellent place to spend a few hours with the children. The old exhibits mixed with new work very well and are a reminder to us all of the amazing human efforts from previous centuries to educate us all on natural history. Al the family loved it!

Thank BuenosAiresFifi
Derby, United Kingdom
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68 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 December 2016

Having visited the Natural History Museums in London and New York I was looking forward to visiting this one while in Gothenburg, but not expecting as much as I had seen in the other two. I was pleasantly surprised by just how many exhibits this museum does have. The highlights of the museum must surely be the mammals section upstairs,... More 

1 Thank Fiona_111HW
Lowestoft, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I visited this museum as suggested by the Goteburg City Card which provided free entry. The museum has a large selection of stuffed animals (not sure if real or not) and plenty of exhibits. I was most impressed by the large elephant in the middle of one room which towered above everything else. I think the museum could do with... More 

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Battle, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016

Am not a lover of natural history museum's simply because there are so many dead stuffed animals , that said it always impresses me just how many species we share are planet with , this is a fine collection and the whale is quite impressive . Museum is situated in the beautiful Slottsskogen park so worth a visit with the... More 


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