Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
4.5
Historic Sites • History Museums
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Chandrashekar S
Helsinki, Finland49 contributions
good combo of old houses, beach view, island fun & walk
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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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland19,432 contributions
A popular outdoor recreation area
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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niinan2
Nurmijarvi, Finland1,448 contributions
Excellent place
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, Finland2,138 contributions
Fun walk
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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Mariai
54 contributions
Plenty of action for Pokémon hunters!
Jun 2019 • Couples
The island is a lovely place for a long walk. If you're into Pokémons, there is a multitude of opportunities for exploration.
Written May 8, 2020
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eVe
Singapore, Singapore293 contributions
Nice even in winter
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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Toby L
Calne, UK401 contributions
Squirrel island.. come for the sunsets
Feb 2020 • Friends
Free to enter, always a good start, with a fantastic set of walks across this island, it’s no surprise it’s a favourite for local runners.

A whole variety of historic buildings, it’s such an interesting place to visit! Also the chance of seeing squirrels!
Written February 29, 2020
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Maari100
Helsinki, Finland3,025 contributions
Winterday at Seurasaari
Jan 2020 • Family
Seurasaari is an Island in Helsinki but not isolated. You can travel by a bus. The bridge is connecting the continent to the island. There is the folk museum, houses transferred from different parts of Finland. An outstanding place to spend time in the nature Either on winter or hot summer.
Written January 24, 2020
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Bruce J
Sydney, Australia392 contributions
Great spot for an early morning walk
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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cobbdouglas
Philippines90 contributions
Unique museum
Dec 2019
I visited this in the winter and even then it was wonderful. Each building represents a particular place and era in Finnish history. There are information cards/tablets beside each building so even if there are no guided tours, you can get the museum experience. Best of all, it was free (at least in the winter). Highly recommended.
Written December 26, 2019
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