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Helsinki City Museum

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Address: Sofiankatu 4, Helsinki 00170, Finland
Phone Number: 358-(0)9-3103 6630
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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.
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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
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Sydney, Australia
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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 

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Tasmania
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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.

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Silesia Province, Poland
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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.

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Columbus, Ohio
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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 

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Goa Velha, India
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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 

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Greece
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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!

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Sheffield, UK
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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 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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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.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

When visiting the Senate square and or the market place of Helsinki you have at hand also in Sofiankatu (old fashioned museum type of street)Helsinki City Museum that has excellent exhibitions of the changes the city of Helsinki has gone through. Downstaris there is even a nonstop old style cinema showing black and white shorts of the same topic. A... More 

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Monza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Situated in a quiet old street between the towncenter and the pier, it tells the history of Helsinki in XIX and XX century through photos and imagines of its inhabitants who contribute into its development. Since it's on the way wherever you go and admission is free, it's worth a stop.

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