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Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

Seurasaari Island, Helsinki FI-00250, Finland
358 9 4050 9660 summertime / 358 9 4050 9574 wintertime
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Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking, Picnicking
Traveler Description: The Seurasaari museum is on an island a few kilometers outside the centre of Helsinki. It is easily reached by the bus number 24, and the route is... more »
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Columbus, OH
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150 reviews 150 reviews
6 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Take the #24 bus to the end of the line and cross the bridge onto Seurasaari Island. Some 20 or more old wooden lodgings and buildings have been moved to this open-air museum from all over Finland representing how life was lived long ago. The visit to the farmsteads, church, lodgings in itself was amazing, but we really enjoyed the... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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7 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Nice historic preservation of Finnish buildings from various locations around the country. Cafe on the island in the summer. Bus stop at entrance makes it an easy place to visit.

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Northumberland, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
4 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 via mobile

I visited on a weekday in early September, bus 24 was a great way to get out from the city centre, you could see the Sibelius monument clearly - the bus drivers were very helpful. I paid €8 to go in to the museum area which meant that I could also access the (few) buildings open. Although these were interesting... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

it's a really nice open air museum...I enjoyed much :) And it's quite near from the city center you can take bus 24 from the railwai stations.. ellielinaukio :)

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London England
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111 reviews 111 reviews
43 attraction reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

One advantage of arriving into Helsinki by cruise ship is that you pass, literally, right by the Suomenlinna Maritime Fortress, giving the opportunity of a high-level view across the whole island. Being a relatively small ship, we berthed on the opposite side of the dock to the Katajanokka Ferry Terminal, from where ferries to Tallinn and elsewhere depart. A further... More

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Leeuwarden, Friesland, Netherlands
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9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Worth to see ans walk around island. This is a nice place to saw how people lived before, all the open exhibitions have a note so you can read about it.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Peaceful island, average experience, but waste of potential. This museum can be a lot lot more than that.

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Telford, PA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
19 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Seurasaari island and the Open-Air Museum is worth the trip. The old buildings that make up the open-air museum have been moved from other locations throughout Helsinki to this location. You can look inside most of the buildings.

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Bremen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Everything from the wooden huts to the windmill to the pristine nature seems like a page out of a fairy tale. An ideal destination for a relaxing day trip for couples and families alike with plenty of picture taking opportunities for photography enthusiasts. If you have at least a couple of days to spend in Helsinki, dedicate one to this... More

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newton, nj
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53 reviews 53 reviews
34 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

If you have plenty of time, this is a nice place to visit but if on a tight schedule, skip this museum. I was expecting something like Williamsburg, Va. It is not. Oh, be sure if you visit with a tour, that you will be able to get into all the exhibits. My tour did not allow us to visit... More

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