"Oslo's Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden" Oslo Things to Do Tip by Saagar

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Enter this museum and you enter a reeeeaaaaal museum - things here were not all made yesterday. It seems to be administred and being a living part of Oslo University. Occasionally researchers will sit there and show you /tell you what they are doing. This is an old institution, but they get a good rap from just about everyone. If it's rainy you escape indoor, if outdoor you enjoy the Botanical gardens. The latter doesn't match Singapore's but, hey, what do you expect as this latitude? It is very nice - just trust me!
the indoor exhibits - many parents had a hard time dragging their kids out by closing hour. The exhibition halls and activities were interesting, but perhaps a bit crowded, not made for the level of interest that was expected when built.
I have not seen the old fossil section (Palaeontological Museum) yet, and other parts I have missed, too ( like geological Museum, Botanical Museum, Zoological museum and what not), so I will have to return here several times.
The museum shop of the Natural History Museum was less interesting than expected.
Entrance fee, opening hours etc are best checked on their web site, but an indication is that during July 2007 opening hrs were Tue-Sun 11am-4pm. Check web site for directions as well.

Address: Monrads gate, Tøyen, Oslo.
Directions: If you are in the east parts of Oslo you can walk here, but better take a bus or subway part of the way. Nearby are the Munch Museum, the Intercultural Museum, the City museum. Look at a city map for Botanisk hage, and you will have the place(s) spotted.
Phone: 22851630
Website: http://www.nhm.uio.no

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jan 24, 2010
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