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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 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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A quick visit is all it takes

This museum does not take much time to see at all. Handy to kill some time if you happen to be in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Sylvia L
Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum does not take much time to see at all. Handy to kill some time if you happen to be in the area.

Thank Sylvia L
Helsinki, Finland
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Very often events, nice book shop with books also in English about Finland and Helsinki. Museum is free.

Thank Martine V
Provincetown, Massachusetts
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438 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

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.

Thank srefsdfsdfsdf .
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 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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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.

Thank SariOntario
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 via mobile

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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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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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

Thank LucyMoscow

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