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“A complete waste of time and very disappointing” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
Seurasaari Island, Helsinki FI-00250, Finland
358 9 4050 9660 summertime / 358 9 4050 9574 wintertime
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Ranked #9 of 145 attractions in Helsinki
Type: History Museums, Historic Sites
Activities: Walking, Picnicking
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
“A complete waste of time and very disappointing”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

We traveled to the museum using the 24 bus (very simple). The bridge over to the museum was pretty enough but the island itself was a complete disappointment. We felt that the museum was untidy and shabby. During our week in Helsinki we spent time in places that were far more beautiful (the fortress, the national park). The toilet facilities were disgusting, by far the worst we came across in Finland.

On a return from the museum we stopped at the Sibelius statue and really enjoyed a coffee and bun at the regatta cafe.

Visited August 2013
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Dalton, Georgia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Interesting Folk Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013

At the end of the bus line, walk across a bridge and get to see a collection of old buildings gathered from around Finland. We have visited folk parks in several countries and this one is very good. The staff ranged from very knowledgeable and eager to explain to those who only looked to see if you had a ticket and then went back to their smart phones. All in all, a good cross section of old Finnish life.

Visited June 2013
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“nice idea”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Great idea to spend few hours in a park/musem; Fast bus connection from center; even without paying entrance you can enjoy the past;

Visited August 2013
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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
“A nice stroll in a historic surrounding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

Seurasaari is an open air museum in the west Helsinki. Reached by public transport bus no 24 from the centre of Helsinki. The museum is located on an island quite big in size. If nice weather you will have a most pleasant stroll in beautiful nature and old historical wooden buildings. Recommed. Many Helsinki citizens also benefit this lovely location. Free of entrance. Toilets available as well as a beach for swimming.

Visited June 2013
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“Sooooo beautiful!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

We had such a great day there! It is very interesting to see those old houses and gives you a great impression! Plus we had great weather! The prices were ok, anyhow we were shocked how expensive the food is in helsinki so we were kind of used to it! You can spend a great day there even if it gets tiring after a while! You can reach it easily by bus (no 24!) and on the way back you can have a look at the Sibelius monument as well:-)

Visited August 2013
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