History Museums in Helsinki

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History Museums in Helsinki

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  • Pedro S
    Sao Paulo, SP29 contributions
    Finnish natural in a nutshell! The island is an open museum with historical buildings relocated there and a stunning natural landscape—a great place to walk around and taste the old time's lifestyle.
    Written 8 May 2022
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  • Sanna K
    Vantaa, Finland44 contributions
    There was gun hole at the door from 1918. In this world situation it was good reminder. There was lots of different exhibitions and those were intresting. There was videos, music, fotograffing, very good. Our teens liked it also
    Written 1 March 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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  • AriHelsinki
    Helsinki, Finland4,747 contributions
    Aalto studio is a great place and an insight view to Aalto's life and work. This is more like architecture office house but perhaps more interesting is The Aalto House. I recommend these both. One hour visit/each.
    Written 25 February 2021
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  • gofaststripe
    Perth and Kinross, UK4 contributions
    Wonderful! You won’t be disappointed. A Finnish friend suggested we go there. A guide took the three of us around. Her English was impeccable and the tour a real insight into life of times past.
    Written 15 September 2019
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    The collection representing 150 years of Finnish glass and tableware design at the top floor of the former Arabia factory hasn't been changed during the past three years. It is a pity as the Design Museum responsible for it has huge resources which they can't properly show at their rather small building in downtown Helsinki. As the museum at Arabia is free it is still worth taking a look when visiting the outlet shop downstairs. Alfredo Häberli, the Argentinian born Swiss designer who has worked for Iittala for decades has for the moment a small display in the lobby.
    Written 16 March 2022
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  • Heli P
    Helsinki, Finland5,373 contributions
    The small yellow cottage has stood on the same place from 1818 and was even inhabited untill 1974 when other wooden houses were still scattered around central Helsinki. Opened as a free museum again recently it shows a glimpse of the petty bourgeoisie family life in the 19th century. There is a guide on location, a brochure in English has detailed information about the furniture and decoration items which come from the Helsinki city museum collection. The house is located in a peaceful angle of Kruununhaka and open from Wednesday to Sunday 11-17.
    Written 14 June 2019
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  • BizLuxTrvlr
    West Palm Beach, FL392 contributions
    Having worked in the newspaper business, I had an interest in visiting this museum of Finnish newspaper history and printing technology. I would have enjoyed it more if there had been English language labels..
    Written 21 August 2018
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  • JariJK
    Kouvola, Finland5,003 contributions
    Hotel and Restaurant Museum (Hotelli- ja ravintolamuseo, Hotell- och restaurangmuseet) is a special museum. It tells about food & drink culture and tourism in Finland. Admission is free with Museum Card, Helsinki Card and visitors under the age of 18 years.

    I learned interesting facts in the museum. Here is one example. In 1943 we got a law that says that school lunch must be free for every pupil. So Finland is the world's first country, which started to serve a free hot lunch for every pupil 1948.
    Written 12 May 2022
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  • AriHelsinki
    Helsinki, Finland4,747 contributions
    Very small bourgeoise home museum but it is an important part of finnish history and time of enlightenment. Authentic gustavian style interior, some artworks, furniture and interesting facts about living.
    Written 27 August 2019
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  • Zhukov
    Inverness, UK465 contributions
    Went up this street by pure accident to Senate Square and the Helsinki Cathedral. Only found out what it was later.
    Written 3 September 2018
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  • AriPHelsinki
    Helsinki284 contributions
    The park with old, big trees and garden area are fabulous. There are great old wooden buildings around the mainbuilding made of stone. In one of the old wooden buildings is a good restaurant "Wanha mylly". This place is easily reached by underground (10 min from city center to the east Herttoniemi, walk 1 km from the station to the southside of freeway, use the big bridge) or bicycle. The place is situated on the bicycle route and one can continue to the east along the beachfront with nice views and take an underground even back.
    Written 26 July 2017
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  • Mikael F
    Helsinki, Finland23,765 contributions
    This museum opened its doors in October as the renovation of the Olympic Stadium was completed.

    This quite small interactive museum showcases mainly Finnish sports achievements with authentic artifacts donated by the athletes.
    Written 22 October 2020
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