Finnish Museum of Natural History

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Historic battlement of the Natural History Museum of Helsinki

The Finnish Museum of Natural History (Finnish: Luonnontieteellinen keskusmuseo, Swedish: Naturhistoriska centralmuseet), established in 1988, is a research institution under the University of Helsinki in Finland. It is a natural history museum responsible for the national botanical, zoological, geological and paleontological collections, which consist of samples from around the world. The collections serve scientific, public informational and educational purposes.


Research units[edit]

Botany Unit
  • Botanical Museum maintains the national herbarium of Finland containing 3,3 million specimens of plants, mosses and fungi.
  • Botanic Gardens maintain a collection of living plants for education and research; is responsible for international seed exchange and public education on plants.
Zoology Unit
  • Zoological Museum maintains a collection of 8 million animal specimens; performs research mainly on systematics, taxonomy, and zoogeography.
  • Bird ringing centre and monitoring of bird populations
Natural Sciences Unit

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Coordinates: 60°10′17″N 24°55′53″E / 60.17139°N 24.93139°E / 60.17139; 24.93139