Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Helsinki

4.5
#2 of 309 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 have no words: one of the most wonderful places i've ever visited. A peaceful island with squirrels and ducks, a super nice and scenographical path all around it. It hosts also a museum wich is curi...  more »
  • Animal have get real contact with people it can be nice but be carefull. Old Finnish surroudings in island  more »
  • From the city, take the car point in the Forum shopping center on the face of the building, the 24 electric car can be straight to the door, walk across the bridge can reach, if it is too early, can be in the West Bay Memorial Monument, after the stroll along the sea walk to this side. This is basically a folk culture village, preserving the farm buildings that were collected from all over Finland, and the September farm was closed, but it was a good place to take a walk and see the buildings, feeding squirrels and birds. The small animals on this side are not afraid of people. itself is not very large, suitable for 2 hours or so, then you can take the number 24 directly back to the city or near the Rock Church, and then stroll through the Rock Church and Natural Museum, then walk back to the city.
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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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