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“Beautiful Island to walk around and go swimming” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Seurasaari Island, Helsinki FI-00250, Finland
358 9 4050 9660 summertime / 358 9 4050 9574 wintertime
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Ranked #4 of 230 things to do in Helsinki
Activities: Walking, Picnicking
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Otalampi, Southern Finland, Finland
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“Beautiful Island to walk around and go swimming”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I went there 3rd time with my 2 children. We walked around the island, not pay the museum area, but there was still lots to look. We stopped to swim at "naked swim place" because there was swimsuit-day and it was free of charge. Water was warm. Kids loved to see swan family and lots of other birds. Squirrels are usually coming to eat nuts, but this time we didn't see them. Only two and they were not interested to eat. About km to walk and we spent nice 5 hours including swimming.

Visited August 2014
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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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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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“Open Air Museum”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Get Bus 24. Dont bother with the so-called Art Cafe near where you get off, but cross the bridge and enjoy a lovely day. Edutainment - you dont have to interested in the history of Finnish buildings to enjoy it. Take your swimming stuff aswell.

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

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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