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Helsinki City Museum

Sofiankatu 4, Helsinki 00170, Finland
358-(0)9-3103 6630
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Ranked #43 of 148 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: History Museums
Fee: No
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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San Jose, California
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135 reviews 135 reviews
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

This modest and free city museum was a lot of fun. The history part is well done. The exhibit on Helsinki in the winter, with photos and a stuffed reindeer and prop clothing to take your photo with, was both informative and fun. Great for an hour.

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Port Louis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 via mobile

Not an extensive museum but if you want to find out more about what makes Helsinki tick then this is a pleasant interlude. The photos and other items concerning Helsinki in winter were really interesting. You can even take a selfie adorned in a winter hat, skiing in front of the snowy city! It is so centrally located just down... More

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Preston, England, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Nice little museum that is not overwhelming and free. would recommend spending an hour or so going round to see what Helsinki was like.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

One of a group of free museums we had a great visit here. There was an exhibition on of Finnish history and Finland in the snow. We liked all aspects but especially liked some of the interactive elements. I'd encourage you to visit the other museums in this company as well.

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

The museum is close to the Helsinki Cathedral. You can drop in for a short visit. We visited to avoid rain but ended up spending about an hour here. There are artifacts and picture depicting the history of Helsinki. Staff is cheerful. The visit is absolutely free.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We were bored so went in as it was free. It was okay with a couple of interesting artefacts. Located right across from Senate Square so worth a look if you're passing

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The museum had some interesting and well thought- and laid-out exhibits during my visit, including "Mad About Helsinki." Exhibits ranged from walk-throughs to static mounts to projections on walls and even columns. The museum is small -- you'd need an hour max to really take your time and look at everything, barring crowds (there were none on my visit day).... More

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Kennebunkport, Maine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

We thought this was a nice little museum- And it was free and centrally located- so you might as well check it out. When we were there we saw a lot of interesting vintage photos of Helsinki and the other exhibits were well laid out

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Rovaniemi, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

Located next to the Senate Square this small museum is housing a rich culture. I went there for the exhibition 'Mad about Helsinki', a really nice visit. From painting to books, traditional furnitures and local history, just in few hours come and get to know more about Helsinki city, from its grounded year to nowadays! Really helpfull staff and clear... More

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Hannover, Germany
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56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This museum is impressive! They must have a curator that is worth their weight in gold because this was laid out beautifully (unlike the Finland National Museum). They apparently won a bunch of museum awards which their walls of plastered with. Some of the exhibits are even interactive. This museum is also FREE, as well as surrounded by a ton... More

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