Seurasaaren Ulkomuseo
Seurasaaren Ulkomuseo
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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  • MN_Walkers
    Minneapolis, Minnesota572 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A very interesting and pleasant place to visit.
    A very interesting and pleasant place to visit. The entire area is a public park through which one can wander freely. By paying an admission charge (€10) you can enter and explore a number of the buildings; otherwise you can see the outside of all of them. Inside the buildings that are open there are guides who are very informed and will take as long as you want to answer your questions. There is a lot to see, the area is very peaceful, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. We spent three hours in all.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 22, 2023
  • Claire
    Singapore, Singapore67 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited
    This oasis is a mere 20-minute bus ride from the city centre. The walking trails are beautiful and there are many fantastic sight-seeing spots. Perfect for a tranquil and relaxing afternoon stroll! I’ve been to Seurasaari twice and both visits were immensely enjoyable. Get a ticket to the open-air museum at the entrance if you’re visiting for the first time; there’s lots to see in the museum area of the island!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written June 10, 2023
  • Joe
    14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Loved it
    Lovely place to just walk around or see the history. Plenty to see and learn, even if you don't pay for the museum bit. Nice places to picnic or walk, wildlife, views and easily accessible by tram, bus, bike or walk.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 18, 2023
  • freutmich
    787 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History Meets Nature
    What a beautiful spot this is! The people of Finland are lucky to have such a place to enjoy nature and their country’s history. Public transportation drops you right at the entrance to the island, which features a collection of historic buildings that have been moved here from all over Finland. I assumed everyone would have to pay admission to walk around, but that is not the case. I had the Helsinki Card so I secured a ticket, but that just guarantees you access to open buildings. Without a ticket you can still walk the trails and enjoy the island. I was lucky to have great weather during my visit. As a result, the couple of hours I spent at Seurasaari became a highlight of my trip.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 5, 2023
  • Tatiana K
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historical and beautiful
    Seurasaari is a small island just a short bridge walk from Helsinki. It houses a collection of wooden structures built in 17 - 19 century from all over the country. From a modest food storage and a water saw mill, to a Manor House and a vicar’s dwelling. Entry to the park is free, so you’ll see a lot of city dwellers running or strolling the many picturesque trails, but entry to several most interesting buildings is open only to paying patrons. The docent would greet you at the door and give a mini-guided tour of the building. They are all fluent in English, so no language barrier. And if you are up to a leisurely stroll or more energetic walk on a woody trail along the shoreline, it’s there for you. If you have time on your hands you also may want to visit house of Urho Kaleva Kekkonen, one of the most influential and long running presidents of Finland. It’s off the park area close by.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written July 6, 2023
  • Katie H
    Melbourne, Australia330 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Insights into Finnish living conditions and history
    A stroll around this wonderful open-air museum was a highlight of our visit to Helsinki. We spent nearly three hours here. The opportunity to see different architectural styles of Finnish buildings of previous centuries was interesting and gave an insight into the culture and lives of folks living in different parts of the country. Having visited both Suomenlinna and here, this was the superior experience: signage was excellent, and we were much more informed about what we were visiting. The staff in the various buildings were friendly and had a wealth of knowledge about the history of the building and quirks of the style, and while there were many folks walking around, there was space aplenty for everyone to enjoy the experience.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 13, 2023
  • RYC88
    Centreville, Virginia1,283 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely place to spend a couple hours
    You can take the tram, bus, or train to the island and all take about the same time. The island is a lovely place with lots of walking trails and then there is the village/open air museum you can wander around. You don't have to buy a ticket to walk around the buildings and you can even go in some of them. If you want to go in the furnished places, then you can buy a ticket. The buildings are not recreations, they are original homes and buildings that have been brought from different parts of Finland to show the building styles and time periods. It's great to walk around and read the signs about the history. There is a cute ice cream stand and a nice little cafe. The public bathing area is a fenced off section and looks like it is a nice beach - just make sure you check to see which days are clothing-optional if you have issues with things like that. The funniest thing about the whole experience was that one of the first things listed on the website describing the island is the fact that there are tons of “friendly” squirrels and even in the museum shop, there were all these squirrel things – mugs, magnets, etc. We expected to see the squirrels everywhere, but we didn’t see a single one, until we got near the end of our walk and saw a lone squirrel, way up ahead of us, on the path. It's a great place to spend a couple hours, even if it's raining.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 20, 2023
  • Sven H
    Mainz, Germany73 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely location for a day trip
    A great place to spend at least half a day. Not only is Seurasaari a fanatastic recreation area and nature reserve, where you can enjoy great sea-side views and observe the local fauna and flora - parts of the island also harbor an open-air museum with historical Finnish buildings from the 17th to 20th centuries. Overall, Seurasaari thus has a lot to offer for all senses and almost everyone.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 2, 2023
  • Liz
    Inverness, United Kingdom239 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful island, beautiful historic buildings
    We chose a rather rainy day for our visit to Seurasaari, but after a stop in a cafe the weather improved. There is so much to explore here, and although we didn't pay to visit the inside of some of the buildings, there is enough information on boards dotted all around the museum. The little birds are extremely tame here, they land on your hand (and head), and the red squirrels come right up to you as well. As do the mosquitoes, so come prepared for that. This must be a beautiful place in winter as well.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 4, 2023
  • stjean11
    Dorset, United Kingdom766 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you have time make sure you visit this island
    This island is simply beautiful. The buildings are wonderful. So quiet and peaceful. Lots of red squirrels running around. Could have spent hours here but on a guided tour. We would love to go back and spend more time exploring the island.
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 26, 2023
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Singapore, Singapore826 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 • Couples
We went in mid March and the place was visited mainly by locals. Took bus 24 in front of Original hotel near Central Station. It was about a 15 minutes ride (last stop) to Seurasaari. No entrance fee in winter and museums are closed but you could still enjoy and view the historical buildings with commentary in English at each site. We spent more than 2 hours there appreciating the nature in quietness.
Written March 20, 2020
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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,595 contributions
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Aug 2020
Seurasaari is an excellent place to visit. With an entrance fee you can enter the houses/buildings in the open-air-museum but you can also decide not to pay the entrance fee and just walk around and see the buildings outside. There's lot's to see.
Somewhat half of the island is recreation area and you can sit by the sea on rocky waterfronts. There are some cafe's and museum shop too. Lovely an beautiful location and easy to travel from the city center by bus or tram.
Written August 5, 2020
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Tomi Wickman
Helsinki, Finland2,206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Family
Relaxing walking araund the islad. Old traditional museum houses to see how people lived in the early days. Super for picnic and the bbq place is nice. Entering the island, picnic and bbq is free, a small fee if you want to enter the houses and church and it is worth the fee
Written July 27, 2020
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020
This place has been a public park on an island from 1890. A bridge was built in 1892. From 1909, it has been an open-air museum.

Here you can see what the traditional Finnish way of life was from the 18th to the 20th century. The cottages, farmsteads, and manors have been relocated here from all around Finland.

You can wander on the island for free but for entering the buildings you need to buy a ticket.

Here are also beaches (one for nudists), cafes, and restaurants. The place is a perfect summer spot a few kilometers from the city center.

The Midsummer celebration is particularly popular.
Written September 15, 2020
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Chandrashekar S
Chennai (Madras), India55 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Seurasaari island provides you with a great collection of old Finnish houses and being an Island, also offers some great walk through some quiet greenery and of course the water view. You have the option of paying money to get access to the old houses & churches interiors which we did not take. You can do a good amount of viewing of houses without paying. Plus it gives great walking experience. There is a beach too, and if you pick a nice sunny day, it is worth spending sometime by the beach after your walk.

You should keep at least 5-6 hours for a good experience, and ideally a whole day.
Written July 28, 2021
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Tatiana K
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Seurasaari is a small island just a short bridge walk from Helsinki. It houses a collection of wooden structures built in 17 - 19 century from all over the country. From a modest food storage and a water saw mill, to a Manor House and a vicar’s dwelling. Entry to the park is free, so you’ll see a lot of city dwellers running or strolling the many picturesque trails, but entry to several most interesting buildings is open only to paying patrons. The docent would greet you at the door and give a mini-guided tour of the building. They are all fluent in English, so no language barrier. And if you are up to a leisurely stroll or more energetic walk on a woody trail along the shoreline, it’s there for you. If you have time on your hands you also may want to visit house of Urho Kaleva Kekkonen, one of the most influential and long running presidents of Finland. It’s off the park area close by.
Written July 6, 2023
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MN_Walkers
Minneapolis, MN572 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A very interesting and pleasant place to visit. The entire area is a public park through which one can wander freely. By paying an admission charge (€10) you can enter and explore a number of the buildings; otherwise you can see the outside of all of them. Inside the buildings that are open there are guides who are very informed and will take as long as you want to answer your questions. There is a lot to see, the area is very peaceful, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. We spent three hours in all.
Written May 22, 2023
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Bruce J
Sydney, Australia416 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We visited the island early in the morning in winter. It has plenty of street lighting and is a beautiful spot close to the city and easily accessible by bus. Whilst we did not see any squirrels, we did see a lot of birds.

I expect that if we had visited in summer, our experience would have been even better.
Written January 18, 2020
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Claire
Singapore, Singapore67 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
This oasis is a mere 20-minute bus ride from the city centre. The walking trails are beautiful and there are many fantastic sight-seeing spots. Perfect for a tranquil and relaxing afternoon stroll! I’ve been to Seurasaari twice and both visits were immensely enjoyable. Get a ticket to the open-air museum at the entrance if you’re visiting for the first time; there’s lots to see in the museum area of the island!
Written June 10, 2023
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Bechara C
Lebanon596 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
I went there in a late afternoon, that was a mistake. It's better to book a full day for that park.

It's outside the city, and if you go by public transportation, you still need to walk 30 min in the forest to reach it.

It's a beautiful place in the nature to see how Finns used to live earlier. I have visited a similar museum in Oslo before. That's why I just turned back after the two bridges at the entrance next to the lakes.
Written October 1, 2021
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