Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Helsinki

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#2 of 280 in Museums in Finland
Discover Finnish folk traditions and architecture at the interactive Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, an open-air museum with 85 buildings. Head to the forested island location to view traditional Finnish wooden homes from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as the Karuna Church, built in 1686. You'll experience the different regions and visual cultures of Finland through these structures, which have been transported to the site since its establishment in 1909. Take a tour from a guide in traditional costume and learn about the lives of crofters, peasants, and other Finnish groups over the past few centuries. Add Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum to your Helsinki travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Helsinki road trip planning website .
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  • Another full day activity in Helsinki. If you are bringing a pram it is a little rough to walk around and you cannot get into everything so you will have to take turns. That aside, the staff are incre...  more »
  • Seurasaari Island and its open museum should be on the list of the places to visit in Helsinki. The place is a bit of a distance from the centre but can easily be reached by bus. As you enter the isla...  more »
  • A very popular jogging place for locals with many forest paths going around and across the island. There are also several viewpoints to the sea and nearby islands. Lots of wildlife as well and the fri...  more »
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  • Nice place for walking. It is both museum with old houses and a park. The location is actually in the city. Love it, even though it is during the late winter.
  • Very large area covered by forest and surrounded by water. Beautiful place for a short escape to the nature. It's great in any season and apart from the view and fresh air, it's filled with historical wooden buildings from all over Finland. There is a beach area, lots of birds and squirrels, who are not afraid to come and take some food from your hand. Great place to come with kids, come for a walk or run or for spending a hot summer day at the beach.
  • Great place for a walk and some ice cream. Know the weather before going-- luckily when I visited, sun was shining, 20°C, light wind, but it is, of course, several exhibits splayed over Seurasaari Island. Your ticket is purchased just past the white bridge when you get on the island. For entry into the church and other exhibits, you will need a ticket. But you won't need a ticket for some great photos, some exhibits, and a splendid time.
  • Beautiful and calm place. Nice place to go jogging or just see and hear the natures sounds. There is also a private nudist beach...if you're into that.
  • A beautiful open air museum with a collection of historical buildings from around Finland. The guides in character and very knowledgeable about the different periods of Finnish history.
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