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Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo)

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Wonderful! You won’t be disappointed. A Finnish friend suggested we go there. A guide took the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
gofaststripe
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Perth and Kinross, United Kingdom
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A hidden little gem

If you're interested in how ordinary people lived in the past, this is probably your kind of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jennifer P
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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Wonderful! You won’t be disappointed. A Finnish friend suggested we go there. A guide took the three of us around. Her English was impeccable and the tour a real insight into life of times past.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're interested in how ordinary people lived in the past, this is probably your kind of museum. The small museum includes several apartments that are decorated as they would have been at different times, and connected to specific families (one of the apartments was...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed July 21, 2019 via mobile

The one-room apartments in this old wooden building give a feeling of daily life in Helsinki as it changed through the 20th Century - how people lived, what they ate, etc. Our guide spoke both Finnish and English and the tour was very interesting. A...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 12, 2019

A free nonstop guided tour also available in English is essential to your visit as the museum is formed of six separate, locked homes each representing a decade of the 20th century. The biographies of the former tenants, workers for Helsinki city emigrated from the...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed July 6, 2019

My husband and I visited the Worker Housing Museum in early June. We thought it the best "museum" experience we had during our three days in Helsinki. The Worker Housing Museum does not receive nearly enough attention in Helsinki tourist guides -- almost an afterthought...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

Free. Nice exhibits. Interesting for an American to see where U.S. old wooden houses come from. Well worth it.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

This is a fantastic museum and well worth visiting. There is no charge and there is no need to prearrnage times, the guides simply start a tour when people turn up. Our tour was in English and our guide was engaging and knowledgeable. It was...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed August 25, 2017 via mobile

We were the only ones on the tour so effectively had a private guide. Fascinating to hear the stories of some of the families who lived in each of the rooms and how some of the events of Finnish history are captured and reflected in...More

Date of experience: August 2017
1  Thank 10Patrick
Reviewed July 21, 2017

This museum is part of the City of Helsinki Museum and is well worth the side trip. It displays, in the one (original) building, about 8 decades of social housing provided by the city - initially to its employees and then more generally. Helsinki is...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank JanetLS
Reviewed July 4, 2017

I can only give this a review on the Finnish tour but would imaging that the tour is equally good in English. Our tour guide was brilliant and very acknowledgeable (which I of course doubted due to her young age...ageism...). There is no entrance fee...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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