Museums in Helsinki

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Museums in Helsinki

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  • Tiffany830
    Buckley, WA40 contributions
    Take the water taxi out to Suomenlinna for a wonderful walk around the islands. Taxi cost about $8 per person and you can buy tickets on board. Your receipt is your return ticket. We had lovely cool, sunny weather and just wandered around the grounds enjoying the views. They have a few different museums, but that is not our thing so we didn’t go. We did stop at the pizza restaurant for a snack and a cider. Overall it was a pleasant visit and I would recommend.
    Written 25 September 2022
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  • Centralvic
    Ballarat, Australia9,360 contributions
    We almost didn't make it- we were confused by the bus number and gate! But, we DID get here, and it was amazing,despite the cool (but dry) weather.
    The houses are set along paths that make the stroll lovely, and each place has a short description of where it was from and what it is. Lots of different ones, not just the same over and over.
    We were here for around 2 hours, and had it almost to ourselves. :)
    Even the bridge to get to the island is an attraction in itself.
    Definitely worth the visit.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Jouni L
    Turku, Finland759 contributions
    Iconic national art museum of Finland. Visit here is definately worth while, Finnish and international paintings.
    Written 20 March 2022
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  • 567sab
    Nicosia, Cyprus5 contributions
    My favourite museum. An easy way to learn about the history of Finland - and more. I came out understanding Finland and it’s people a lot more. Be prepared to spend few hours.
    Written 23 September 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland26,518 contributions
    We have visited this museum many times. Sometimes the exhibitions are quite strange like on our visit this time.

    On the top 5th floor was a 32-minute long video work by Doug Aitken. The screens were huge and round. It was easy to get dizzy.

    On the 4th floor was sound art by Mika Vainio. That was an even stranger experience. Empty rooms with some or no sound.

    On the 3rd floor would have been the best exhibition Mad Love by Seppo Fränti but that we saw already in June.

    The building itself and the views from the 5th floor were the highlights this time.
    Written 6 October 2020
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  • Jaana_Soulforge
    Vantaa, Finland376 contributions
    Visited with a curious 4-year-old. Stuff you could touch combined with the stuff you can only look, was nicely balanced for us. I think the stuffed animals and their scenes were in good condition -> interesting.
    Written 28 August 2022
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  • Adel Monsefi
    Tehran Province, Iran2 contributions
    It is a landmark. Please plan to eat here during the summer and in the afternoon. The sun, the view, the atmosphere is wonderful.
    Written 24 June 2022
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  • Jouni L
    Turku, Finland759 contributions
    Very interesting museum opening a new angle to the iconic Finnish military and state leader’s life. During the guided tour you will learn about Mannerheim’s family and personal life in this home museum.
    Highly recommended!
    Written 2 April 2022
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  • Joanne H
    London, UK606 contributions
    This is an excellent little museum - definitely worth a visit, especially as it's free. The exhibits aren't enormous but they are well done with lots of interactivity. I particularly liked playing with the old panorama photographs. The 'children's town' area looked brilliant for kids.

    They have free lockers and a tap to fill up water bottles.
    Written 1 February 2020
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  • Hugh
    South Ozone Park, NY1,191 contributions
    This collection of more traditional art is a must. The grounds of the museum are delightful and perfect for a stroll and to sit on a bench for a bit.
    Written 9 September 2022
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  • Vilasinee
    San Francisco, CA177 contributions
    I enjoyed this museum, it's not too big so it's easy to absorb and enjoy all the exhibits. Nice highlight of all the designers we know!
    Written 1 August 2022
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland26,518 contributions
    This art museum is located in the iconic Tennispalatsi in Kamppi. On two floors, there are many different exhibitions which change regularly.

    On our visit, there was a new exhibition Gustafsson & Haapoja: Museum of Becoming. It consisted of three different parts: The Museum of Nonhumanity, Remnants, and Becoming.

    In my opinion, this new exhibition was very hard to understand. There have been better exhibitions.
    Written 7 July 2020
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  • Kitkat3000
    16 contributions
    An absolute MUST if you are visiting the island! First of all, I enjoyed it as an adult seeing some toys from when I was a child. Second, my child enjoyed it as I taught him about how life was a hundred years ago based on the toys and their play houses! He was fascinated by how houses were so different through the ages! The space age toys were so neat and we really took our time going through all the cases! The gift shop has some super cool vintage toys and I purchased some beautiful souvenirs as well as a vintage toy for my son. Highly recommend touring around and learning about the toys! Beautiful!
    Written 12 September 2022
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  • OliwaVasicek
    London, UK476 contributions
    I really liked the museum grounds and building. We visited for Van Gogh although I must admit that was slight underwhelming as it mostly featured only his lithographs and early black and white sketches. Still worth the visit and I’d come back for other exhibitions.
    Written 15 November 2020
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,653 contributions
    The museum has just reopened to better serve families with small children. Now they can play inside a historical carriage either by driving it or acting as the ticket controller with real paraphernalia. For younger kids a printed tram network has been laid on the floor to follow with wooden toy models. Grown ups can learn about the 130 years long history of trams in Helsinki dating back to horse drawn carriages. The free museum is situated at the Töölö depot still in use.
    Written 28 March 2022
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