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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Helsinki

Categories: History Museums, Historic Sites, Museums, Tourist Spots
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4.5/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web
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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  • By bus you can ride directly to the wooden bridge line 24, which connects the island to the Mainland. One sees in this open-air museum, as the Finns used to live and is suitable for great photos of old buildings. Ideal island for the picnic and spectacular views on other outlying islands. To hike through the island you need 2-3 hours. Unfortunately we saw only the closed houses and it made no demonstrations.
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  • I had read a travel guide that made it seem like the island was closed off season. That is not the case. The musems and indoor exhibits are closed, but the island was very much open (and very much wor...  read more »
  • If you want to walk and breath fresh air and see something interesting and old, make several pictures - come here! It's free to enter and spend time, but if you want to visit museum - it's for money. 
  • I went there in may when the park reopen unfortunately many of the Houses were close but this didnt stop them to charge full price,I would expect not to be charge full price in this condition however this is a great place to be and full thing to see in total nature environment.I did enjoy my day there and would go there again if I have the occasion.
  • Fantastic little trip to get "away from the city". Very beautiful buildings and landscape.
  • Nice place to have a walk, there are historical buildings (well old huts mainly) brought around the Finland.
  • Beautiful island. The museum is also really nice and with lots of interesting buildings and bits of history.
  • An entire island for outdoor wandering, with historical buildings, cafés and a restaurant.
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