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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This museum is located in the oldest quarters of the city, at the corner of Senate Square. It tells the history of Helsinki. On our visit, it was the opening day of a new exhibition 'Dear Tallinn...
This museum is located in the oldest quarters of the city, at the corner of Senate Square. It tells the history of Helsinki. On our visit, it was the opening day of a new exhibition 'Dear Tallinn... more »
This museum offers interesting information about the history, the culture and identity of the Finnish capital.
This museum offers interesting information about the history, the culture and identity of the Finnish capital. more »
Good place to spend time when the weather outside is rainy. Don't expect to learn the city history or see some artifacts found during various excavations. It's more of a display of how people were living in fifties sixties and probably also a good place to keep the kids entertained with many interactive features.
Fantastic little museum with all the historical information you could ever need a out Helsinki! Absolutely worth the visit...and it's FREE! Does not overlap other tours so an excellent way to learn more without repeating information. Very well curated and will appeal to every age :)
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