Helsinki City Museum
Helsinki City Museum
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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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Neighbourhood: Vironniemi
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  • Helsingin yliopisto • 6 min walk
  • Rautatientori • 10 min walk
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Tony and Joy W
Bridgwater, UK740 contributions
May 2023 • Couples
Entry to the museum was free which was great and it's designed for families with plenty of things for children to see. The museum is situated just off the Senate Square. The staff were all very friendly and spoke good English. They have a nice gift shop, cafe and clean toilets inside. The museum is spread over several floors and has a wide range of exhibits with many designed to interest children, although plenty for the adults to see as well! The museum gives you a history of Helsinki with photos and exhibits including rooms to show how people lived in the past. There was also a large model showing the city. Well worth a visit especially if it's raining!
Written 31 May 2023
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Gee231205x2022
26 contributions
Mar 2023 • Solo
I popped in mainly to look at the shop, but as it was raining and the museum entry is free, I decided to check out the exhibits. There is a good sized locker area for leaving bags and coats and outside there was a covered area for leaving large prams. I think there were also some toilets here but I'm not certain.
I found it a little bit confusing to work out which floors had exhibits, the main one I ended up on had an interest walk through history of Helsinki. I particularly liked the picture that showed you a view of the city over the years that you could move around and zoom in. There were some interesting signs telling you more about the history as you made your way round to the modern day exhibit that was to do with skateboarding.
Written 28 April 2023
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Vineta P
22 contributions
Mar 2023
It was my second visit already. The museum is interactive with different exhibitions. There are quite a lot hands-on activities. This place is very interesting for kids.
The visit is free of charge (donations are welcome).
Written 26 March 2023
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Asher S
New York City, NY47 contributions
Jan 2023
She really enjoyed the play areas where she could walk around and explore. We spent hours here and it was warm!
Written 27 February 2023
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Jackson Y
Sydney, Australia38 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
All displays spread mainly across one small floor. It's has cafe for a little break from the cold but still very small space
Written 24 February 2023
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Todd H
Minneapolis, MN135 contributions
Nov 2022
This is a fun museum just off of Senate Square. It is super kid friendly. When I went, the top two floors were preparing for a new exhibit. The museum gives a good glimpse of life in Helsinki over the years. If you love old photos, on the first floor, they have a room full of photos that you can look through with some great detail.
Written 26 November 2022
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Kitkat3000
16 contributions
May 2022
First, this museum is connected to the children's museum to create a completely immersive trip down memory lane to the history of Helsinki. These are probably the most creative and unique museums in that you can actually explore and interact with the different rooms and time periods! The 1970's room got me as it was like going into my grandparent's house when I was younger, so there was some nostalgia vibes that almost made me tear up! Teaching my son about rotary phones and him playing with a vintage 70's vacuum was fun for us both and almost left me speechless! A great way to see the history, make it fun for kids, and made this big kid feel young again! Don't miss the cafe at the end with delicious cakes and snacks and coffee selections!
Written 12 September 2022
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Hugh
South Ozone Park, NY1,234 contributions
Jul 2022
Located right at the foot of the grand cathedral, this small museum will help to orient you on Helsinki and its history. It is also a convenient place to fid a clean bathroom if you're in need.
Written 9 September 2022
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Liang
Helsinki, Finland35 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
An interesting museum, exhibitions are well designed, informative and highly interactive. Recommend the exhibition "Helsinki bites", where you can see how Helsinki looked like from 1800s hitherto. Some temporary exhibitions also worth a visit.
Written 13 June 2022
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Seasondtraveller
Paris4,375 contributions
Mar 2022
The museum is free of charge but very disappointing. Some of the exhibits didn't work, some were closed and none were that exciting in the first place. Helsinki, you can do so much better!
Written 22 March 2022
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