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Helsinki City Museum, Helsinki

(3.9/5 based on 180 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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  • In the museum we can find four different areas. The first one is called: Helsinki bites and show us some history about the city and also a miniature model of Helsinki in 1878. The second area is calle...  more »
  • Visited the Museum on the advice of the locals and not disappointed. Interesting, interactive, more suitable for families with children as a gaming floor for kids. One of the floors is dedicated to everyday life beginning 20 century. Mobile maps, photographs, costumes, apartment, cafe-as if you find yourself in that time. Entrance is free of charge.
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  • This is well worth a visit especially combined with Senate Square. On a cold, grim day this provides a good afternoon to find out about Helsinki through the ages. 
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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