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The Biological Museum

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The Biological Museum is situated at Djurgården. It was built in 1893 to a design by architect Agi Lindegren who was inspired by the medieval Norwegian stave churches.

The museum contains collections of Scandinavian mammals and birds in their natural, ecological habitat.

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