Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Helsinki

4.5
#2 of 318 in Museums in Finland
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. Add Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum to your Helsinki travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Helsinki road trip planning website .
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  • I visited this in the winter and even then it was wonderful. Each building represents a particular place and era in Finnish history. There are information cards/tablets beside each building so even...  more »
  • Old wooden -made houses and even a church. This gives a good example of old construction styles in Finland, mostly from the Western cost. Beautiful restaurant at the area and enough peace at the...  more »
  • otherwise it may be a struggle to find.Loved it, I hired a private guide so I could work out the public transport with assistance. I travelled in September 2018 despite the drop down box saying...  more »
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  • Walked around the island with my daughter who lives here. Such a tranquil beautiful place. She told me what happens there for the summer solstice celebrations.
  • Lots of nature (including squirrels 🐿️) an open air museum and a barbecue area. Very nice place to go for a walk and get some fresh air! :-)
  • Beautiful place to visit. Definitely recommend to all Helsinki visitors.
  • Great place to have a walk! Lots of little cafes and clean toilets available.
  • It’s a nice place !
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