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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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Free museum- Keep warm on a cold day

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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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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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

interesting museum. fantastic exhibition "mad about helsinki" … travel back in time. great not only to read about the history of the city, but also to see items from that time. entrance for free. dont miss it when in helsinki!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This free museum is a great place to go to learn about Helsinki and get out of the cold! Seriously, there are some lovely exhibits and we enjoyed a good hour wandering around.

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San Jose, California
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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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