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Helsinki City Museum

Aleksanterinkatu 16, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 31036630
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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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  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“senate square” (21 reviews)
“free entry” (10 reviews)
Aleksanterinkatu 16, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 31036630
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't bother. Nothing much in it (Helsinki is a pretty small place). A tiny, bewildering exhibition of the city's history, seemingly created either by a child with learning difficulties, or by the curator who was drunk at the time. Don't bother, not even to keep...More

Thank traveller7of9
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were 2 adults so we did not get much out of the exhibition. However, it is free of charge so we were not disappointed.

Thank Ainom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This museum is popular with families with children. The exhibits consist of: Helsinki in the 1930's, home in the 1950's, grief and drama, changing the face of the city, 1970's bar and skateboarders. We were there for about 15 minutes.

Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 5 November 2017

If you want to get out of the rain for half an hour, this might be alright, but I found this a dull waste of my time. It's a difficult building to get around (poor signage) that's mostly open spaces and unexplained photos. The top...More

Thank tripleplay97
Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is a small always-free-entry museum near the Senate Square or the port of Helsinki. It has a cafe, a museum shop, relaxing sofas and tables, lockers, and of course restrooms. I could be relaxed and had a short break there. I could learn about...More

Thank japanguide
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Went along with my two children 10 and 8 years old. They loved the Children's town. Well worth a visit and excellent way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank Fivers
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

This museum may not be very big - three floors more or less - but it packs a punch. Check out the model of the city from 1870 on the 2nd floor and don’t leave without checking out the virtual reality ‘time machine’ exhibit -...More

Thank DublinWelcomesAll
Reviewed 24 October 2017

With its home in a couple of grand buildings, one quite historic, we enjoyed perusing the captivating exhibitions. Nine Episodes from Helsinki was fascinating and very well presented. It portrayed developments in the city from the 1930s onwards. Black and white photographs are evocation. Scenes...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Comfortable small museum about the history of Finland. Good place to spend a couple of hours when the rain is pouring down.

Thank Miriam A
Reviewed 13 September 2017

One can look at my review summary and see that I write few poor reviews. I usually find something to like in every attraction. What a mess this place is. I couldn't follow the story or what they wanted to communicate to visitors. There is...More

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