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“Charming museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Runeberg Home

The Runeberg Home
Ranked #4 of 25 things to do in Porvoo
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St. Petersburg, Russia
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30 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Charming museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2014

I love home museums, and this is one of the best of the kind. Probably a charming place to have lived in, all this light and plants. The personnel was very friendly and helpful, and the museum shop well-stocked (though I regretted there not being a book on Runeberg in English with better photos and more information)

Visited April 2014
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Porvoo Finland
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58 reviews
37 attraction reviews
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“NICE MUSEUM - AUTHORS HOME”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Runebergws home in Porvoo ciity is a very nice museum. Johan Ludvig Runeberg is one of the most great persons in the history of Finland. He is the most famous Finnish author. His production was very large and the most famous work is FENRIK STOLS SÄGNER. The building of the national poet is very nice painted outside with yellow colour. In one room of the museum you can see his hunting rifles. His special hobby was hunting. His birthday 5 february is noted in the Finnsh calender as a great day. In Porvoo city they celebreate this day every year. Go to his museum if you visit Porvoo in am sure that you will like this place.

Visited August 2013
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Finland
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288 reviews
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“Lovely!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2013

What a perfect little museum! I got a private (free!) tour by a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. I learned lots and lots of new things on both Runeberg and Finland's history from that time. Amazing that the place really is the same as it was when the national poet passed away. Worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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“A quick view to history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2013

The Runeberg's home is quite much at its original state. We had a nice quick guidance to its history. Not too big house, I mean quickly seen, but the garden is also historical. There is a small playing corner for the children at the yard. It was actually really nice. It's a short walk from Taidetehdas.

Visited July 2013
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Bad Honnef, Germany
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“Interesting visit to the writer home”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

J.L Runeberg is one of the most famous traditional Finnish authors. The writer home is very well maintained and has quite a few interesting facts about the author. The museum also has a small cafe with traditional pastries made based on recepies from the authors wife

Visited June 2013
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