Museums in Espoo

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Museums in Espoo

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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
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    Espoo Museum of Modern Art (EMMA) is competing with Kiasma Art Museum in Helsinki. Espoo Museum is located in a grey dull building which is the former Weilin&Göös printing house from 1974. What it takes to buildings, Kiasma is located in a more striking building with more interesting architecture.

    What it takes to exhibitions, it is hard to say which one is better. On this Espoo visit, there was a stunning exhibition "Chiharu Shiota: Tracing Boundaries". It is an immersive installation consisting of tautly crisscrossing threads. Visitors are entering the maze of yarn, which encloses a sequence of old doors that open alternative routes through the work.

    Another impressive work was "Daniel Buren: Going for a Walk in a Zigzag". Buren created this enormous work consisting of countless folding screens, inviting visitors to take a walk through the zigzagging maze.

    Daniel Buren is famous for his practice of using 8.7 cm-wide vertical stripes as a visual tool to reveal hidden aspects of familiar spaces. In May, you can find 105 striped flags filling Espoo’s Tapionaukio square. Museum’s personnel have also striped vests.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • Feier L
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    This is a nice place to enjoy life and spend summer time with families. There is a beautiful lake and a small cafeteria near here.
    Written 23 July 2021
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  • Adventure
    Helsinki, Finland82 contributions
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    A nice little museum only 20 minutes or so outside Helsinki. It's an old farm house dating from the beginning of the 1800's. There are about 12 buildings to visit. The main house had an exhibition about Finnish bee keeping as well as a little gift shop. A small dwelling was decked out in the style of the late 1800's and early 1900's. Members of the museum staff were very knowledgeable and were ready to offer their help and answer questions. A little cafe was avaliable and they had chickens and sheep for the children to look at. A nice little place for a hours visit.
    Written 17 August 2021
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland30,625 contributions
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    This specialty museum of play, toys, and childhood can be found in Tapiola. The last time we visited in 2018, the museum was located in the WeeGee Exhibition Center next door. Now it has got its own building.

    This time there was so much action going on in this museum that we didn't take our shoes off but proceeded to EMMA which was our main goal. However, we made a short visit to the small Finnish Bell and Jewelry Museum Kruunu next door in the same building.
    Written 24 May 2022
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  • ekrelei
    Espoo, Finland33 contributions
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    Old cars in a barn. Two floors full of them. Some very nice items! The presidential car used by Mauno Kovisto for instance. Some russian-made luxury vehicles. Cars you recognice from old movies and so on.

    If you use GPS to find this museum, you will be in for another nice surprise. The road around lake Bodom is beautiful. Take your time and enjoy.

    Written 28 July 2018
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,509 contributions
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    Pentala Archipelago Museum is a perfect excursion destination for all tourist in Espoo and Helsinki. You find old houses, a summer restaurant, a sheep pasture, a nature trail and a sandy swimming beach on the island. So there is something for everybody there.

    The surface of Pentala Island is 130 hectares. So it is one of the largest islands in Espoo. The size of the nature conservation area is 51 hectares. You see rocks, forests, swamps and a lake there and you hear many singing birds. The circle nature trail is 2.3 kilometers long and it leads next to the sandy Diksand Beach which is 100 meters long. It may be the finest sandy beach in Espoo and there are also some rare plant species there. You may swim there but there aren't any services at the beach.

    The Espoonkartano Croft was established on Pentala Island in 1758. The oldest parts of the still remaining fisherman's cottage date from the 1790's. The Villa Rosengård was built in 1916. Gurli Sity Nyholm (1905-1987) was the last permanent resident on the island. She moved there at the age of 24 after marrying fisherman Arvid Nyholm. She learned the life of fishing and started gardening on the island. She also started to write poems after her husband died. Gurli lived alone in her house until the very last months of her life.

    Gurli's house may be visited with guided tours. It is the only sight where you have to buy a ticket. There aren't any other fees on the island and you may visit other museum buildings without any entrance fee.

    It is quite easy to visit Pentala Island. Just hop aboard an archipelago boat. You find archipelago boat docks or piers in Suomenoja, Suinonsalmi, Soukka (Klobben), Laurinlahti and Kivenlahti. Travel time is 20-45 minutes. If you are coming from the city center of Helsinki, take a metro train (a subway) to Finnoo (walking time from Finnoo Metro Station to Suomenoja Harbor about 15 minutes / 1.3 kilometers) or Soukka (walking time from Soukka Metro Station to Klobben Archipelago Boat Dock about 20 minutes / 1.6 kilometers).
    Written 12 June 2023
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,509 contributions
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    Suomen Kellomuseo (The Finnish Museum of Horology) has about 6,000 watches. The oldest one is from the 1670s. They also have the world's only clocks ordered by Stalin with his own picture. You also see new design watches. This may be an extremely interesting place if you are interested in clocks.

    Suomen Kellomuseo is situated in the museum center WeeGee with three other museums. Take a metro train (the subway) from the center of Helsinki to Tapiola, Espoo. From the metro station of Tapiola there is a marked route (follow signs) to WeeGee. The distance between the metro station and the museum is about 700 meters.
    Written 27 June 2019
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,509 contributions
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    This is a nice museum about Espoo's history and nature. I loved to see all those old objects. My son was also very interested in them. The museum is located in the museum center WeeGee with three other museums. It is easy to go there from Helsinki, too. Take a metro train to Tapiola and follow a marked route.
    Written 28 June 2019
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  • TiMaMez
    Helsinki47 contributions
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    This is the worlds only student museum, owned and run by students. This is a lively experience on the Finnish technical students 'teekkari' and their culture, traditions and activities.
    A free visit includes guided tour, and as the guides are technical students themselves the stories are just amazing fun. Guides speak several languages, so English is not a problem.
    Exhibition starts from late 1800's and runs until today. You see Finnish student caps, boiler suits, decorations, art and a huge golden cow! The stories are the best, as the facts remain the same the stories do change from guide to guide :)
    The museum is open during academic year, so do check opening hours from FB.
    Written 10 July 2018
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland6,406 contributions
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    I have previously visited the Helinä Rautavaara collection when it was part of WeeGee and it was a delightfull and inspirational encounter of colours, artefacts, history and the determination of one woman. Now her life achievements have been reduced to a sterile sideshow to more politically correct issues of ethnic minorities and refugees. Even the few items in glass cases lack numbering and documentation. This is the heritage of a Finnish female, university graduate, who in the 1950's travelled alone to Africa and returned with precious seremonial artefacts. She followed the ancient Silk Route to India hitchhiking and wrote of her travels to a Finnish family magazine. After receiving a Fullbright scolarship to the United States she continued her journey by bicycle to Central and South America. Now she must be spinning in her grave.
    Written 22 June 2017
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