Tram Museum (Raitioliikennemuseo)

Tram Museum (Raitioliikennemuseo)

Tram Museum (Raitioliikennemuseo)
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Heli P
Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
Mar 2022
The museum has just reopened to better serve families with small children. Now they can play inside a historical carriage either by driving it or acting as the ticket controller with real paraphernalia. For younger kids a printed tram network has been laid on the floor to follow with wooden toy models. Grown ups can learn about the 130 years long history of trams in Helsinki dating back to horse drawn carriages. The free museum is situated at the Töölö depot still in use.
Written March 28, 2022
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high_low73
Bergen, Norway790 contributions
Jul 2019
Trams been important for the infrastructure of Helsinki for 128 years. Get a closer look at the history. This museum is located in the Ruusula district of Töölö in a tram hall built in 1900. Here you will experience several trams from different parts of the history. Some of them you can walk inside and others you can marvel from the outside. The museum attentant were knowledgeable and will gladly tell you more about the exhibition if asked.

For the kids there is one tram where you can sit selling tickets or even drive yourself. For my five year old this was heaven. You can also stamp your own ticket as a memorabilia from the visit. And the complete visit is all for free!
Written August 13, 2019
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annesurfs
Nokia, Finland359 contributions
Aug 2012 • Family
The kids would have given this four or five stars BTW! :O)

We were looking for an attraction for the kids that was free or cheap, easy to reach by public transport and ok for a rainy day.

We found Raitsikkamuseo.

The 4-year old boy was really into it, also his 2-year-old sister enjoyed.

When you first go in, you may stamp an old-fashioned tram ticket - a big hit with the kids, obviously. There is a cafe there that gives you 50 cent discount out of your coffee when you present your stamped ticket, a nice touch, I think.

There were only three trams you could get into, so this is a small museum! In one of the trams, you could sit at the the driver´s or the cashier´s seat. The kids liked it!

For the adults, there were two places where you could see old documentaries of the work of the drivers and cashiers, and old Helsinki, old trams, etc. They would have been nice, except the kids are so young we had to look out so they did not fall out of the trams on their heads or anything. I would have enjoyed the documentaries! I think they were in Finnish without sub-titles though.

There were also old tram tickets and uniforms on show.

We spent easily an hour there, and as I said, the kids really enjoyed it, but I was bored out of my mind at the end of it. Sorry!

I ma pleased to say there are a couple of extremely comfortable big red chairs where you can rest while someone else takes cares of the kids. (They are my sister´s lovely kids so I did not feel VERY guilty about saying Auntie Anne needs to rest for a minute while my sister looked after them.)

Oh and the toilets were clean, but there was no soap there.

I am not sure if my overall rating is fair as the kids would love to visit again and really enjoyed it, but then this is my review made from my viewpoint.
Written August 8, 2012
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SweatSox37
Toronto, Canada61 contributions
Jun 2019 • Couples
A small, free museum that illustrates the tram history in Helsinki. A few retired units that you can board as well as large posters depicting the history. Located close to the Olympic Stadium.
Written July 9, 2019
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Stephen J
Milton Keynes377 contributions
Aug 2015 • Solo
Housed in former tram premises annexed to a newer working tram depot in a north-central suburb, I thought this place a disappointment. The tram component is part of a larger arts centre, one would hardly know there were a few trams inside. Completely contradictory opening/closed information on the door on the day i visited in August '15.
Two rows of trams, only some of which in one of the two rows are accessible, are located either side of a large atrium/meeting hall blanked off by forbidding ceiling to floor curtains. Thus the museum does not present a cohesive visual image of tram history in Helsinki. Compared with other transport and tram museums, the displays of artefacts, tickets and badges are more perfunctory than educational. Pretty average and barely worth a trip from the city centre on foot or on a modern tram. Little or nothing to buy and nothing published about the system's history (although Helsinki's public transport is covered in one of the excellent German-English Robert Schwandl books which I used for reference whilst in Helsinki).
Written December 29, 2015
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sundinkc
Brooklyn, NY96 contributions
Jul 2015
This small free museum has the history (in Finnish and English) of the Helsinki tram system. They have three or four historic trams on display that you can climb around on. It was wonderful for my 3 year old.
Written July 31, 2015
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Live Love Review
Oulu, Finland125 contributions
Jun 2015 • Family
Ratikkamuseo (tram museum) is a tiny, free of charge museum. There are three trams you can get into and three trams you are now allowed to enter. Our favourite thing was to stamp our own tickets.

Pros:
+ The entry is free
+ open on Mondays (unlike most museums in Finland)
+ kids can run and play, great for rainy day activity if you happen to be nearby
+ easy access - no stairs and many trams and busses stop nearby, tram stop Töölön halli is the easiest 'cause you see the place before the tram stop)

Cons:
- Tiny, the museum is seen in detail in 15 mins, so it's not great as a main attract for your trip
- if trams are not your hobby or you don't want to pretend play, there's not much to see.

Tip: next door (other part of Korjaamo complex) is an art gallery, sushi bar, bar/restaurant and stage. Our party had lunch there, some of us wanted to eat grilled food and others sushi, so that was a great choice and made the trip (from central Helsinki) worth it.
Written June 22, 2015
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
Apr 2019 • Couples
This museum is situated in Helsinki's oldest tram depot from 1900 which is part of Korjaamo culture center in Töölö.

The museum presents the history of trams in Helsinki in an interesting way. You can visit inside the old trams.

In Korjaamo is also a restaurant where you can have a meal or refreshments when visiting the Tram Museum.

The entrance to the museum is free.
Written April 9, 2019
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Arthur G
St. Petersburg, Russia47 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
VeryVeryVeryVeryVeryVeryVery interesting museum with a moderate interactive collection of trams. For free!! You can take pictures with flash, imagine yourself as a tram driver, or a passenger of 1920's-60's, and have your own punched tram ticket.
Written October 24, 2018
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Nikoll M
Bratislava, Slovakia98 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
This museum was so interesting n a nice surprise ..not because it's free, but the whole expositions ,there's even a ticket machine that gives you tram ticket when entering the museum :P definitely take a minute n watch the old video that's played there. I loved it. Would def pay for it
Written July 21, 2016
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