Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Helsinki

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#2 of 308 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 theĀ 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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  • Another full day activity in Helsinki. If you are bringing a pram it is a little rough to walk around and you cannot get into everything so you will have to take turns. That aside, the staff are incre...  more »
  • Seurasaari Island and its open museum should be on the list of the places to visit in Helsinki. The place is a bit of a distance from the centre but can easily be reached by bus. As you enter the isla...  more »
  • A very popular jogging place for locals with many forest paths going around and across the island. There are also several viewpoints to the sea and nearby islands. Lots of wildlife as well and the fri...  more »
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  • This historic meseuem is a must see in Helsinki. They transported antique Finnish houses and buildings to this island to become a showcase. The detail and history behind many designs is surprising and this is a place you don't want to miss in Helsinki.
  • Very beautiful museum in a very beautiful and natural environment. Be careful! Buy the bus tickets in advance. They aren't sold on the bus.
  • Beautiful park, great way to see old Finnish culture and architecture. If you are on a budget you don't need to pay, you can still walk around and see everything from the outside, just not allowed to enter the buildings.
  • Very pleasant island which offers a unique experience on authentic Finnish architecture and living environment, with guide in each house to explain and answer queries
  • Beautiful nature place to escape from city and easy to access by local bus. Free to access and beautiful in every season
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