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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Helsinki

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Discover Finnish folk traditions and architecture at the interactive Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, an open-air museum with 85 buildings. Head to the forested island location to view traditional Finnish wooden homes from the 18th and 19th centuries, as well as the Karuna Church, built in 1686. You'll experience the different regions and visual cultures of Finland through these structures, which have been transported to the site since its establishment in 1909. Take a tour from a guide in traditional costume and learn about the lives of crofters, peasants, and other Finnish groups over the past few centuries. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Helsinki Edition.
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  • The nature on the island is very beautiful. There are also some very friendly birds and squirrels, so if you go i would recommend taking some bread and nuts to feed them ( they even take it from your ...  more »
  • Beautiful island a few kilometres from the Centre. Find a hundred wooden buildings ranging from 1700 to 900 built originally in different parts of Finland.
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  • Park with old Finnish buildings, beautiful nature, many squirrels, swans. You can take a feed from the hands of nuts and lean protein. You can also enjoy a picnic in the designated place.
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  • Great place to have a walk with great historical building and nice view around the island. If you arrive too early, the till will not be open. You can buy tickets to visit the house from the guide inside once they open.
  • A beautiful glimpse into the history of Finnish life. You've got to be well interested in such things and also able to walk around for 3 hours or more. Don't come on a rainy day - it's about 80% outdoors.
  • Free outside museum located Seurasaari island. Place has countryside building all over Finland. Most places are free, some has small entry fee. Juhlakenttä is place yearly summer event Juhannus (sometime end of June ) Seurasaari party. Same area has UKK President museum Tamminiemi near bridge outside island. HSL Bus line #24 (Helsinki) brings here. Area has many cafe points. Restaurant Seurasaari has cafe and restaurant sides and place best place.
  • What an amazing project to have open air museum on an island. Walked ally he way through and enjoyed every bit
  • We only had about 1 - 11/2 hours to wander around this very interesting open air museum. It is located on a beautiful island where they have painstakingly reconstructed authentic Finnish structures that have been relocated from all over the country. VERY interesting from a historic perspective and just a really pleasant place to spend some time. We got the impression that lots of natives come to this island to just hike and walk their dogs. Really out in nature.