Visit Helsinki City Museum to learn about the city's history, culture, and cherished local spots. Several centuries ago, this city was a quiet village with wooden houses; at the museum you'll learn how it transformed into a European metropolis. A plethora of photographs and stories about famous residents tell the story. You'll discover what the traditional food is like and view installations and artifacts from important events. At the museum shop, purchase artistic scarves, posters, and books, among other souvenirs. Check out the theater that plays historical Finnish movies. Entrance to the museum is free of charge. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Helsinki holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Helsinki City Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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Helsinki City Museum Reviews
I love city museums as a way to learn more about the city I'm visiting and what the locals think is important. The museum's exhibit was focused on the 20th century, with virtually no history of Helsin... more »
Ilmainen sisäänpääsy. Museo on käyty läpi melko nopeasti, mutta jos haluat perehtyä tarkemmin, niin esim. valokuviin tutustumiseen saa aikaa kulumaan. Lapsille on oma osionsa, mutta ihan mukava oli ai... more »Free entrance. The museum has been traversed fairly quickly, but if you want to learn more about it, eg. You can spend time exploring photos. There is a separate section for children, but it was very nice for an adult to see the old pulpettes from wartime.
Very friendly and exciting! This was my first time and I think I will come back! I strongly advise to visit this museum to everyone! They interesting exhibitions and they change it quite fast :)
I love visiting this museum for many reasons: 1) it's free! 2) their exhibitions are always fun and informative. 3) it's a great place to just hang out and rest if you need a break from the downtown area. 4) the gift shop has fun and unique items for both tourists and locals who love Helsinki.
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