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Helsinki City Museum

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Address: Aleksanterinkatu 16, Helsinki 00170, Finland
Phone Number: +358 9 31036630
Fee: No

The main building of the Helsinki City Museum, just of the Senate Square,...

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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A delightful place (for children mostly)

A nostalgic place to visit if you'd like to know more about the history of this young city. I love the Children's Town exhibits as there are rooms that are replicates of kitchen... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a great stop off to warm up from winter chill. they have pretty fast free wifi and free WC. Some very nice exhibits as well

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A nostalgic place to visit if you'd like to know more about the history of this young city. I love the Children's Town exhibits as there are rooms that are replicates of kitchen, dining room, dressing room (play dress up and role play), classroom, grandma's home, and even a theatre (to act on stage). The Time Machine played a video... More 

Thank Peggy S
Tenbury Wells, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A delightful free museum near the waterfront and Market Square. It is popular with local families and has interesting exhibits depicting city life over the last 100 years. There is also a café and shop and indoor play area for children.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The recently renovated Helsinki City Museum is a really nice attraction in the heart of the city, just beside the Senate Square. It is easily reached by foot or public transportation and the accessibility supports people of all age. The exhibitions have good variety and give a good look in the history of Helsinki and gets the visitors involved with... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought that my visit would be short but I ended up spending about 2 hours there. Great small museum about history of Helsinki located in the heart of the city. Time machine was really great with those VR glasses, don't miss that. You'll get more out of the exhibition if you grab the Kaiku magazine with you and if... More 

Helsinki Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Helsinki city museum has recently been renovated, and the result is really both interesting and inviting! They have combined several small apartments for this, in an innovative way. Centrally located, really worth a visit!

Thank theblond
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are visiting Helsinki for the first time there are lots of things to do and I personally as a finnish person wouldn't spend that time visiting this museum. This museums is more for the people who have seen the most of the Helsinki has to offer. It's free and really easy to find, just 900 meters from the... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Children's Town was a fantastic experience for the kids. They enjoyed dressing up and playing the role of a schoolteacher very much. The staff too were extremely friendly and helpful. This is a must visit for families with children in Helsinki

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

This is a free museum hsoted by City of Helsinki. Great small museum that will not take you more than one hour. Do not forget to stop by in their coffee shop and enjoy some coffee at courtyard terrace.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

We really enjoyed spending time here w our 8yo and toddler. Both had space to play and roam within an interesting old building. The "exhibits" we're all created with play and imagination in mind, so it worked well for the two girls despite their age gap. My husband and I also enjoyed it because the setting was cool and both... More 

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