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Address: Sofiankatu 4, Helsinki 00170, Finland
Phone Number: +358 (0)9 310 36630
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The main building of the Helsinki City Museum, just of the Senate...

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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Neat little gem!

Free for visitors, we only spent a little while in there as we had limited time but a general good overview of the city and the history. Some interactive things to do for the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Finnish first
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Provincetown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

At first it appears unassuming. Once inside you are treated to a great slice of early Helsinki. The museum documents the founding and growth of Helsinki. Particular attention is paid to those men and women who were instrumental to the development of Helsinki. While the museum is relatively compact, it none the less is chocked full of information. It is... More 

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208 reviews
166 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Free for visitors, we only spent a little while in there as we had limited time but a general good overview of the city and the history. Some interactive things to do for the kids! Well worth it if you have a little time to spare however I wouldn't put it as #1 museum to see in the city.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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62 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice museum in the middle of the city. One can explore and understand the historical details and events of Helsinki

Thank Kovath
Montrose, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

A small museum but very informative about the history of this relatively young city. The story is partially told through the lives of some of the people who came to live here.

Thank Brian M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is a great way to spend an hour and a half or so and learn the history of Helsinki and many of its early and influential residents. The fact that it is free is also impressive and makes it a good family activity.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Very nice place to learn more about the city, its highlights and a bit about Finland as well. It's a free museum so worth a visit.

Thank Marjoriedlang
Montreal, Canada
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156 reviews
87 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
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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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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168 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 364 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 474 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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