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Helsinki City Museum

Aleksanterinkatu 16, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 31036630
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The main building of the Helsinki City Museum, just of the Senate Square, explores the history of Helsinki in film in the exhibition Design in Helsinki Films on 15 Feb 2012 - 13 Jan 2012. In the Museum Shop, literature on Helsinki and Finnish history, a good choice of postcards and souveniers are available. It is always free entry to all 7 branches of the Helsinki City Museum.
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Aleksanterinkatu 16, Helsinki 00170, Finland
+358 9 31036630
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happened upon it walking back from the ferry. The initial exhibit was great. Fun way to illustrate the timeline of Helsinki's history. Lost me after that, layout confusing. Didn't see English in the time machine part, so lost interest.

Thank Nottravelmuch
Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't believe that this was free. Really nice and engaging. A lot of interactive parts for kids. Very well organized and presented. Temporary exhibition was really nice. Make sure you go through all rooms and all floors so you do not miss anything. If you...More

Thank Sandra D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a centrally located, free museum about the history of Helsinki. The main exhibits are not on the ground floor, so make sure to go up the stairs - but there's a couple of interesting things on ground level too, such as a cute...More

Thank mmmill
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Free Entry ! My favourite part is the little pretty courtyard A lovely place to explore and see an interesting cart 😜

Thank RhymeReviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

They seem to have recreated the museum without artefacts, all photographs and empty space. I walked though quickly as nothing engaged me, and I felt no wiser about the history of the city.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First of all, staff were very friendly and it's free, so good for those careful with money. The Helsexinki exhibition on the 4th has much potential, and at times contained some excellent accounts of people's feelings, but ultimately there was little more than text and...More

Thank championstuart
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There was a special exhibit on the top floor called "Hel-sex-inki" on sexual identity which featured people talking about their sexual identity in Helsinki. It is an example of the bold and thought-provoking exhibits at this museum. On lower floors, were more historical exhibits about...More

Thank Robert D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is a hidden gem. Has a time machine where you can go back in time....feeling as if you are there. Excellent exhibits. FREE

Thank OldBroadMI
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent free attraction in the centre of town. Lots of different exhibitions relating to Helsinki history. Lots of kids play areas. Nice cafe. Worth a visit.

Thank Weirdytwins
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's the best place to learn how Finnish made the city of Helsinki. Even free entrance. Its cafe and garden also great!

Thank Chulyoung
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