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Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

Address: Seurasaari Island, Helsinki FI-00250, Finland
Phone Number: 358 9 4050 9660 summertime / 358 9 4050 9574 wintertime
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Ranked #7 of 130 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Walking, Picnicking
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Walking, Picnicking
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Helsinki, Finland
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Its a good place to visit, especially if the weather is nice. Nice scenery and nature is beautiful. One of my favorite places in Helsinki.

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Ottawa, Canada
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Hard to beat an open-air market where you can buy a quick lunch or fresh fruit or simply browse the other fine wares for sale. And if the weather turns on you - closed stalls are nearby offering lots of good treats including fine cheese, meats and chocolate.

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Pensacola, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We visited the open air museum on a Sunday afternoon in mid-July. We took tram #4 from downtown Helsinki, which dropped us a short distance from the museum parking lot. We were expecting this, and since the weather was so nice, we didn't mind the 15-minute walk. If the weather is inclement, I'd suggest taking bus #24, which stops just... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Take a bus out to the island and walk across the bridge to enter this open air museum. Houses from different part of Finland have been rebuilt here and offer a lovely insight into rural life and culture of the different people in Finland.

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Figeac, France
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

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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Hong Kong, China
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
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157 helpful votes 157 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
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30 helpful votes 30 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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