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Helsinki City Museum, Helsinki
(3.8/5 based on 150+ reviews on the web)
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. Put Helsinki City Museum into our Helsinki vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • 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 v...  more »
  • Modern Museum, it provides a bit of history the old Helsinki, old photographs, species and features of the past era. There are all sorts of fancy interactive things silence room type on the fourth floor, where you can lie on sacks with straw in headphones or stylized swing on the floor below. In General kinda place, but I've been waiting for from the Museum of the city more history and classics, but it is, as they say, on the fan.
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  • One of the free museums in Helsinki, located in the city centre, you can touch something, spinning, show the life of the inhabitants of the city, etc. Interesting primarily for families with children.
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  • Big movie theater with lots of screens. Personally wouldn't recommend the luxury seats. more space for sure. But youll pay extra for leather that does not breath. Gets uncomfortable after sitting a while. The ordinary seats are comfy if not as big. Pretty good sound systems.
  • Big and busy. You definitely find all the newest films in here and enjoy the modern theater amenities including big screens and comfortable seats. Easy to reserve tickets from web.
  • Great cinema - also for visitors. We watched Star Trek Beyond here and had a great time. Nice and comfy seats, a big screen, nice 3D glasses and (American/English) movies are shown with English audio and with Finnish and Swedish subtitles.
  • 14 cinema screens and shows pretty much every mainstream and sometimes other film. Bit pricey with the ticket prices going up to 15€+, but the huge 600+ seat screen is sometimes worth it, especially now that it's upgraded with better seats and Dolby Atmos.
  • It's a great museum largely occupying the second floor of the building. Definitely worth visiting with works ranging from fun to shocking to 'merely' interesting