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Helsinki City Museum

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Address: Sofiankatu 4, Helsinki 00170, Finland
Phone Number: +358 (0)9 310 36630
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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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The history of this city is presented via brief biographies of specific people of the various eras, accompanied by photographs and artifacts. This gives a slice-of-life insight that is a refreshing approach.

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Moscow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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

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Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 350 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.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 435 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 

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Tasmania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 206 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.

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Silesia Province, Poland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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.

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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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 

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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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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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