Biologiska Museet


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Designed after a medieval Norwegian church, the dark brown, shingled Biological Museum is a sanctuary of quiet in this otherwise bustling section of Djurgården. Beneath its A-framed roof, three dioramas depict Scandinavian wildlife. The ground floor features a valley in east Greenland and an Arctic cave, as well as a box containing a 'skvader' - a fantasy hybrid of a hare and a grouse. Up the double-helix staircase lies the main attraction, a 360° diorama viewable from two platforms of the Swedish outdoors, including a coastline, cliff and forest, where you can spot bears, birds, deer and other immobile critters. Artist Bruno Liljefors (whose depictions of nature hang in the National Museet) painted the detailed backdrop. Except for replacing a few of its stuffed animals, the museum has remained unchanged since it opened in 1893. The museum is worth poking your head into for a few minutes, but no more.

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Biologiska Museet details


Area Stockholm

Transport Bus 44, 47/tram7/ferry from Slussen or Nybroviken.

Telephone 442 82 70

Biologiska Museet website

Open Apr-Sept 11am-4pm daily, Oct-Mar noon-3pm Tue-Fri; 10am-3pm Sat, Sun.

Admission 30kr; 10kr 6-15s; free under-6s. Free with SC.

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