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“Small but I'm glad we went”

Tram Museum (Raitioliikennemuseo)
Ranked #103 of 327 things to do in Helsinki
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

The museum is house in the old engineering shed of the tram depot along with a sushi restaurant and some kind of stage. There are 3 trams on each side of the depot and some sort of stage taking up the centre, it was covered off with curtains so I'm not sure what it is. On the left hand side of the stage is the sushi restaurant which contains 3 trams, the museum proper is on the right hand side. There is a decent amount of information and interactive displays telling you more and showing old pictures. The highlight is that you have free reign to pay on the trams, sit in the driving seat or the conductor's chair. It won't be for everyone, but kids and big kids should enjoy it.

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Reviewed June 21, 2013

My wife and I loved this little museum. We took the 3T tram from the Central Railway Station (8 Euro day pass), stopped at the Rock Church then off again at the Toolon halle stop. The museum is small but interesting. The videos with english subtitles tell the history and importance of public transport. The old "safety" instruction video was hilarious. The museum is a short walk away from the Sibelius Monument which is in a beautiful park. We did not eat at the Sushi Restaurant inside the Tram Museum. We got maps and travel info at the very helpful tourist office at the Central Station.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

I know one should never compare a local transport museum with the London Transport Museum, so I won't. This museum was, however, a huge disappointment! Incredibly boring with only a few trams and nothing else. Not worth a visit at all, especially with it being such a long way from the city centre!

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Reviewed August 8, 2012

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.

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