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Bengal Natural History Museum

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Address: Bishop Eric Benjamin Rd, Darjeeling 734101, India
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Great for kids

Relocated within the zoo compound in a swanky new building. Though full of stuffed birds, animals and insects, it can be quite educative for children particularly for extinct and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Payal G
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Mumbai
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Mumbai
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Relocated within the zoo compound in a swanky new building. Though full of stuffed birds, animals and insects, it can be quite educative for children particularly for extinct and endangered species. Good introduction to the wildlife diversity the region was once famous for but which had been sadly lost over recent generations. The premises are well maintained.

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Bangladesh
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 April 2017

not a bad place. children will not enjoy this but a must visit. get to see a lot of things. camera not allowed inside

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Thank iAbhikhrx
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

The museum used to be midway between the chowrasta and Chauk Bazar. But presently it's relocated in the zoo complex inside a new building. The museum contains stuffed animals and birds in the Himalayas. Presently the display has become much better, a few more text guidance for tourist would be really helpful if not physical guides are available.

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Siliguri, India
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117 reviews
103 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2017

It is a visual delight for nature lovers. This museum is located near HMI. It contains a vast collection of specimen of Himalayan and Bengali Wild life, including rare reptiles, birds, animals (specially mammals, leopard, panda and squirrel) exhibit in their true to life attitudes. It is a must visit attraction of Darjeeling.

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Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

Compared to the HMI Museum this one just really put me off... the animals are really badly maintained, the birds are just lying down and the eyes of the predators just made me laugh... I honestly think this museum is a shame to the animals that were killed to be put here.

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Bokaro Steel City, India
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Reviewed 14 February 2017

Located inside the zoo, this place doesn't require any extra fare. Lots of interesting specimens and information to engage people of all age group. IF you're going to the zoo, don't forget to visit this place (you might as well since they're already charging you for it).

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Thank gaurav d
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Reviewed 2 January 2017

It has a great collection and a lot to learn, but the upkeep is bad and that makes the displays unattractive. In the age of modernisation, the museum has miles to go and being located centrally in Darjeeling I guess investment on it would be worth every penny.

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Thank Angon B
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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Great place to visit. It was crowded with noisy children when I was there.. would have appreciated some sort of silence but other than that I would recommend a visit. The museum is located inside the zoo.

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Bendigo, Australia
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

Had a good variety of stuffed animals and nice new building with easy to follow directions around the place. Is inside the zoo, but wouldn't make a special trip to go there.

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Siliguri, India
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Reviewed 30 November 2016

The Bengal Natural History Museum is a nice museum for nature lovers, situated near HMI, in Darjeeling. This museum contains an extensive collection of Himalayan and Bengali flora and fauna, including rare reptiles, birds and animals. It is a nice place to visit with children.

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