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Suomenlinna Toy Museum

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Address: Suomenlinna C 66, Helsinki 00190, Finland
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+358 40 5006607

The Suomenlinna Toy Museum presents old toys, the oldest of which go back...

The Suomenlinna Toy Museum presents old toys, the oldest of which go back to the beginning of the 19th century. The newest toys are from the 1960’s. The private collection features hundreds of old dolls, approximately one hundred historic teddy bears,and other toys full of history. The toys of the collection are from Finland and thus reflect the Finnish culture and game tradition. Of great interest are for example the toys and games of wartime

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Great museum if old dolls interest you.

My mum would have loved it. A lot of very valuable old toys, many dolls. Was hoping to see some Moomin history but alas.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 20 August 2016
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Don't miss on this amazing friendly spot of the island, amazing shop amazing pastry amazing tastes, highly recommended

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Even though this museum is just a couple of rooms, there is so much to see. Showcases full of vintage toys and a detailed information book with highlights from the collection. Totally recommend to all even those who are not so young at heart.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

The owner has collected a beautiful and interesting set of all sorts of toys. The museum is located in Suomenlinna which you can reach by a ferry at the Central Market Square. The building is wooden surrounded by a small garden. You can enjoy coffee and tea and some bakery products there as well

Thank Maari100
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Toy Museum and Cafe Samovarbar is located off the main tourist trail. But for a great coffee and some amazing cakes go and find it. It's decor is different (dolls, toys and samovars) but it is tasteful. But get yourself a cake or two.

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Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

My mum would have loved it. A lot of very valuable old toys, many dolls. Was hoping to see some Moomin history but alas.

Thank 850shaner
pjctHelsinki_Finland, Omistaja at Suomenlinna Toy Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. What do you mean by saying you didn't see moomin history here..? We have the oldest finnish made Moomins from 1950's in Suomenlinna Toy Museum (dolls, ceramics, glossy pictures), and also an explanation of the history about the Moomins in our guidebook. In our Museum Shop you can buy postcards and posters about Moomins, which... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Tasty food at cafe. We enjoyed cafe and cake very much! Friendly service and tables outside. Good place to rest a little.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

The toy museum itself is interesting, but the whole point of visiting this corner of the vast Suomenlinna Fortress Island is the lovely cafe attached to the museum! The atmosphere in the cafe is absolutely lovely, not to mention the sunny garden and home-made ice tea - and the home-made Finnish sweet buns (korvapuusti), probably the best in the whole... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

As a friend of small museum this is a charming example in the lovely surroundins of Suomenlinna fortress island. The museum has a good collection of old toys. Open only summertime.

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pjctHelsinki_Finland, Omistaja at Suomenlinna Toy Museum, responded to this review

Dear IrmaLiberty, thank you for a nice review! The Suomenlinna Toy Museum is open daily 1.5.-30.9. We are also open on many weekends in off-season time, as well as in Christmas time. It's best if the visitor takes a look at our opening hours in our web-page lelumuseo.fi I wish you welcome to my Toy Museum again, sincerely yours Petra... More 

Haemeenlinna, Finland
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2015 via mobile

The museum and the cafe were closed. 😒 You could see signs towards the Toy museum but it is not open in October at all...

Thank Leena T
pjctHelsinki_Finland, Omistaja at Suomenlinna Toy Museum, responded to this review

Dear Leena T I'm sorry that you were not able to visit Suomenlinna Toy Museum in October. Most of the museums and cafés in Suomenlinna are open in summer season, which is from may to september. There is only one poster stand about us around the year. In that stand there is information of the opening days and hours too.... More 

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

Interesting vintage toys on display. It's free and there is a good café which we used. Service was good and the food fine. well worth the walk

Thank Basingstoker

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