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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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Ranked #7 of 148 Attractions in Helsinki
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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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Figeac, France
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

one afternoon to visit this place where are situated the old Finnish houses . In the summer possibility to stop to the beach. Easy to reach with bus 24 from city center or tram 4 then a bit walking .

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Seurasaari Island 'houses' a beautiful open-air museum which covers almost half of the island (there are signs to indicate where the museum part ends and the rest of the island starts). The museum depicts the simple life that Finns used to lead, surrounded by lakes, trees and wildlife; a very sharp contrast that is reinforced considering the modern age. Back... More

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Kauniainen, Finland
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48 reviews 48 reviews
9 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

If the weather is nice and you want to get some fresh air, please put your comfortable shoes on and visit the island of Seurasaari. It is free of charge.

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Columbus, OH
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166 reviews 166 reviews
8 attraction reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

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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116 reviews 116 reviews
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153 helpful votes 153 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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