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Museum of Worker Housing (Tyovaenasuntomuseo)

Kirstinkuja 4, Helsinki 00510, Finland
+358 9 1461039
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Fascinating social and material history

This museum is part of the City of Helsinki Museum and is well worth the side trip. It displays, in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Ottawa, Canada
Tyovaenasuntomuseo - brilliant experience

I can only give this a review on the Finnish tour but would imaging that the tour is equally good... read more

Reviewed 4 July 2017
London, United Kingdom
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Kirstinkuja 4, Helsinki 00510, Finland
+358 9 1461039
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is part of the City of Helsinki Museum and is well worth the side trip. It displays, in the one (original) building, about 8 decades of social housing provided by the city - initially to its employees and then more generally. Helsinki is...More

Thank JanetLS
Reviewed 4 July 2017

I can only give this a review on the Finnish tour but would imaging that the tour is equally good in English. Our tour guide was brilliant and very acknowledgeable (which I of course doubted due to her young age...ageism...). There is no entrance fee...More

Thank tinafalzon
Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Как и другие филиалы Музея Хельсинки, отлично и интересно сделан. Сомневался, увижу ли что-то новое и интересное - в результате пошел и не прогадал. Раздвигающиеся кровати, клетчатые перегородки и другое - очень познавательно, да еще и бесплатная экскурсия. The museum is well and interestingly done...More

Thank PavelNosikov
Reviewed 21 March 2017

Well worth a visit to see something a little off the tourist track. Explore the insulating factors of different housing constuction techniques and much more. Centrally located, a very short walk from the market square.

Thank brisbanebreakers
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!

Thank Sari O
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...More

Thank P0cket_Knife
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...More

Thank Gwen H
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...More

Thank Zeilou
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!

Thank Katherine A
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.

Thank intonsus
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