Helsinki City Museum, Helsinki

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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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  • Please avoid going here and wasting your time. This is the worst museum I have been to in my life. There is literally nothing to see.  more »
  • Friend and I dropped in to this museum only because it was a Monday and so all other museums were closed and as we were passing (and very cold !) we thought we would pop it - and we were very pleasant...  more »
  • Interesting place, there is a collection of photos of the beginning of the 20 century with scenes from the lives of ordinary Finns. You can sit, relax after a walk and draw up a plan for further movement on the Helsinki
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  • Modern and well set up museum. Worth paying a visit every once in a while with a changing exhibition. It's free
  • Beautiful museum with many good things to watch free of charge, and the had a good cafe in there
  • Very nice place for children! The main exhibition is more entertaining then interesting. I missed more background information, how the city was founded etc. History only from 1890-today.
  • A smallish and quaint museum offers a nice overview of Helsinki of the 20th century. Also helpfull and nice staff. Open also on mondays when most other museums are closed and free admittance!
  • Very perfect place for children. There is an exhibition zone that are really interesting.
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