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Address: Aleksanterinkatu 16, Helsinki 00170, Finland
Phone Number: +358 9 31036630
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The main building of the Helsinki City Museum, just of the Senate Square,...

The main building of the Helsinki City Museum, just of the Senate Square, explores the history of Helsinki in film in the exhibition Design in Helsinki Films on 15 Feb 2012 - 13 Jan 2012. In the Museum Shop, literature on Helsinki and Finnish history, a good choice of postcards and souveniers are available. It is always free entry to all 7 branches of the Helsinki City Museum.

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Helsinki City Museum

There were a variety of unusual exhibits on the first couple of floors and the top floor had some very interesting personal items which had a written... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Caloundra, Australia
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Caloundra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

There were a variety of unusual exhibits on the first couple of floors and the top floor had some very interesting personal items which had a written brief beside them. The comments gave an explanation and made you think. It was impressive.

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The ground floor has a time machine that's only in Finnish. The first floor has an exhibit on "snapshots" of Finnish time periods but there is little information about the objects behind the glass cases in English and even the room placards offer just vague descriptions. The Museum of Broken Relationships on the third floor didn't interest me at all.... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stumbled upon the museum by accident as we were heading from Senate Square to the harbour market. We really enjoyed it. A large part is designed just for kids so families would like it as well. Nice history of the city. Strange but interesting travelling exhibition on relationship break-ups: mostly sad but with an uplifting moment or two. No... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Some of the museum seemed to be closed when I was there. The break up exhibit was great. Nice way to spend a little time, especially since it was free.

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Ventspils, Latvia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This tries to straddle the conventional city-history function with some odd but fun exhibits in a fairly small space well-used.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What else does one want in a museum? A special exhibit? Well, that was here too! The exhibit on broken relationships. The original is in Zagreb, one of the quaintest museums I have ever seen. It is a temporary exhibit here. Do not miss it. Plus, free wifi and clean toilets!

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Helsinki city museum is a very modern and fresh space. Until September of 2016 it houses the "museum of broken relationships", which was nicely presented and interesting, yet sad at the same time. It's well worth a visit if you have a couple of spare hours, but it's not really for kids. At the bottom floor they had a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I found some of the displays interesting, and got a little confused with some of the others. The main emphasis seemed to be reminding locals of the way they used to live.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The good thing about this place is that it is free entry. It is over about four floors but only two seemed to have anything on. The top floor is not worth visiting. It houses a museum on broken relationships. How depressing

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited the museum because of the visiting exhibition (Museum of Broken Relationships) which was interesting, a little small though. Free of charge which is a plus.

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