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Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo)

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Address: Kirstinkuja 4, Helsinki, Finland
Phone Number: +358 9 1461039
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Lovely museum!

I definately recommend this awesome little, but fascinating museum. Interesting details and stories behind the working class rent rooms. Guidance atleast in Finnish was superb!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I definately recommend this awesome little, but fascinating museum. Interesting details and stories behind the working class rent rooms. Guidance atleast in Finnish was superb!

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Thank Sari O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

A very small museum showing worker's houses (or rather rooms- "hellakamarit") at different times. The museum is free including the guided tour, it just happened to be the two of us when we visited so effectively a private tour. My British boyfriend was stunned by this fact! I studied history in Finland, so most of what the guide told us... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

Free access and great guided tours - the museum guide was very helpful and had excellent English - lots of details about life of tennants in 9 x different apartments. Furnishings reflect the era and social status of residents and stories behind the residents and their families.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

This little museum of nine small homes – really nine rooms - tells you how working class families used to live in Helsinki (or in any other Finnish city or town). The homes represent each a decade of the 1900’s from about 1910 to late 1970’s. Some of the interiors are real, donated to the museum by the last inhabitants.... More 

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

An excellent museum- free access and great guided tours! The museum guides were so helpful and gave great insight into this area of Helsinki's history. Special mention must go to Kia who gave us a fantastic tour!

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016 via mobile

Workers' housing museum sports eight rooms furnished with typical interiors from 1910s to 1980s. You get a guided tour through them - the guides are really professional and nice! The museum is free. There's also a good museum shop.

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Thank intonsus
Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

This is one of my absolute favorites of Museums. It´s a bit like the Tenament Museum i New York. You can feel the time change in every small apartment . It´s the kind of place you want to visit more than ones.

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

What a gem! And for free!!! An interesting museum depicting the living conditions of the Helsinki working class people and how the housing developed in the 20th century. It's a guided tour of about 45 minutes, during which you visit about 10 rooms from different periods. Some of the rooms are the real "thing", having the original furniture etc. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

I loved this museum so much. We went with my family, and it was really nice to see how these houses have changed according to the years. All these houses were real and all the people who lived there have a story, which is in Finnish, Swedish and English outside every room. They had rooms decorated the way they were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2014

This museum is a little out of the way, about 3 km north of central Helsinki, but it is well worth the effort to get there. I walked but public transport is available (see the previous review or the Helsinki City Museum website for options. This is the link at the time this review was posted http://www.helsinkicitymuseum.fi/hki/Museo/en/Museums+-+Exhibitions/Worker+Housing+Museum If the link... More 

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