We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Helsinki City Museum

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Sofiankatu 4, Helsinki 00170, Finland
Phone Number: +358 (0)9 310 36630
Website
Fee: No
Description: The main building of the Helsinki City Museum, just of the Senate Square...
The main building of the Helsinki City Museum, just of the Senate Square, explores the history of Helsinki in film in the exhibition Design in Helsinki Films on 15 Feb 2012 - 13 Jan 2012. In the Museum Shop, literature on Helsinki and Finnish history, a good choice of postcards and souveniers are available. It is always free entry to all 7 branches of the Helsinki City Museum.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 64 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Compact, informative and free

A very good insight into different areas of Helsinki and how they have developed over the years and some of the people who influenced the city's development. Mostly static... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
Emanpee
,
Sydney, Australia

Similar Things to Do in Helsinki

Add Photo

64 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Moscow
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

I liked this small city museum. It's free to enter there. The history is shown at this place by entertaining way. Also there is a shop next to the museum where you can buy interesting souveniers

Was this review helpful? Yes
Helsinki, Finland
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
32 attraction reviews
337 helpful votes 337 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

The museum is small and depending on the exhibition it may be worh a look as its free. On 1,5 floor there is an interesting silent zone for Internet surfing. Furnished with bean bag chairs you can lounge and use their free WIFI.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sydney, Australia
Top Contributor
664 reviews 664 reviews
197 attraction reviews
381 helpful votes 381 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

A very good insight into different areas of Helsinki and how they have developed over the years and some of the people who influenced the city's development. Mostly static displays in a mix of languages including English. No tour guide, walk around yourself and read what is of interest. Also a small theaterette on lower ground floor with all commentary... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Tasmania
Top Contributor
355 reviews 355 reviews
126 attraction reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

It was a wet day so we visited this small museum - we had hoped it might have more information about the political history of Helsinki, but was more about social history. It is free and has lockers for your wet umbrellas... I would only recommend for a short visit if in area or if weather inclement.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Silesia Province, Poland
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

There's nothing actually interesting inside, or maybe I expected too much of it. But it's free of charge and close to the Senat Square, so it's OK to spend half an hour there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Columbus, Ohio
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Visited on a rainy Monday. It was fairly deserted. The museum is free so its a nice place to visit if you have the time. The museum focused on neighborhoods in Helsinki. It gives the history of the city and spotlights some of the citizens that helped shape the city. I enjoyed the relics of years gone by, they had... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Goa Velha, India
Top Contributor
147 reviews 147 reviews
68 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

This small museum is on the way as you go down from the senate square towards the pier. Its very welcoming on a cold day and admission is free. Gives an insight about how the city of Helsinki was. Does not look like much has changed if you see the old buildings ;-)). One can easily spend 30-45 minutes wandering... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Greece
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

This small, free museum is full of interesting displays that give a great insight into the history of the city and its people. It's a bonus that it's located in an art nouveau building as is the fact that it's open on Mondays, which hardly any other museums or galleries are, especially on a cold winter's day!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sheffield, UK
Top Contributor
307 reviews 307 reviews
72 attraction reviews
299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This is a beautiful building near market square. It is right in the city centre and very easy to get to. Besides the administrative functions it is a beautiful building but the real beauty is upstairs on the first floor if you manage to get there. They hold receptions there and is a large grand well designed are with a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Provides an interesting insight into the history of the city. Conveniently located near to Market and Senate squares - small, but worth a visit.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Helsinki City Museum also viewed

 
Helsinki, Southern Finland
 

Been to Helsinki City Museum? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Helsinki City Museum

Address: Address: Sofiankatu 4, Helsinki 00170, Finland
Phone Number: +358 (0)9 310 36630
Location: Europe  >  Finland  >  Southern Finland  >  Helsinki

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Helsinki City Museum staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?