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“Amazing” 5 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 #7 of 130 Attractions in Helsinki
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: Walking, Picnicking
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Finland
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Seurasaari is amazing. Many old houses, places.. just like many centuries ago. It is an amazing place to visit, a blessed one I guest! I must try it! Enjoy!

Visited August 2014
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Essen, Germany
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“Very nice destination for an afternoon trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Easy to reach with Bus 24 from the city center, Seurasaari is well worth a trip if you like nature and / or are into history. It's an island accessed easily over a bridge (no vehicles) and while also an open air museum a public park as well. Entrance fee of 8 € only for visiting some of the houses shown in the museum from the inside, everything else is free! There is a public beach and also a nudist beach (male and female with different entrances!), a nice restaurant overlooking the seafront in a beautiful park and a lot of interesting things to see. Price level on the island for eating and drinking is high, but where is it not in Helsinki :-)
We surely enjoyed the trip and while you are there, take a look at the Kekkonen Museum just on the right hand before entering the island (6.50 entrance fee) if you are into architecture and style :-)

Visited July 2014
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london
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“Pleasant spot for a stroll”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This place is in a nice parkland setting where lots of traditional Finnish buildings have been relocated. It gives an interesting insight into traditional Finnish lifestyle. some lovely wooden buildings. Staff are on hand to answer questions and very knowledgeable. Dotted amongst the buildings are various cafés. All staff were fantastic, extremely friendly and going the Extra mile to improve the visitor experience. There is also a bathing place and picnic spots.

Visited July 2014
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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“Walking back to the old days”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Quite a variety of wooden sructures from all over Finland ( some of them dating back to the 17th century) has been carefully collected since the beginning of the 20th century and preserved. Several ones are quite extraordinary, for example, a store on a long pole which looks like a fairy-tale magic place . The girl-keepers at the houses open to public wear period costumes.Even their security radios are in small baskets)). The old church is very impressive.
You can reach the place by tram 4 (ask the driver where to get off) and walk for another fifteen-twenty minutes or by bus 24 which stops right at the entrance. We didn't visit their cafe, but enjoyed our snack in the forest with a couple of wild strawberries for dessert!

Visited July 2014
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Stuttgart, Germany
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“See how the Finns used to live”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Serene, tranquil, this island contains a "folk village" that shows how the Finns used to live. I really enjoyed strolling through.

Visited July 2014
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