Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, Helsinki

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History Museum · Hidden Gem · Historic Site
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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  • This place has been a public park on an island from 1890. A bridge was built in 1892. From 1909, it has been an open-air museum. Here you can see what the traditional Finnish way of life was from...  more »
  • Seurasaari is an excellent place to visit. With an entrance fee you can enter the houses/buildings in the open-air-museum but you can also decide not to pay the entrance fee and just walk around and.....  more »
  • Relaxing walking araund the islad. Old traditional museum houses to see how people lived in the early days. Super for picnic and the bbq place is nice. Entering the island, picnic and bbq is free, a....  more »
  • A peaceful, little island to enjoy a bit of nature while still being in helsinki
  • Celebrated Christmas event here which was amazing specially for kids
  • A park easily accessible from the city center. You can take a walk here and look at the old buildings that they brought here all over Finland, mainly Karelia. There is also squirrels and you can put something to eat on your hand and they will come and take it.
  • Top place to visit. Lovely park inside the city. Very pretty views when walking around. Make sure to bring some nuts so you can feed the squirrels.
  • 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.

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