Helsinki City Museum Or Helsingin KaupunginmuseoCurrently Closed
- Address: Sofiegatan 4, 00170 Helsinki, Finland
- Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: 358-931036630
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
- Tags: Art And Culture, Family And Kids, Exhibition
The Helsinki City Museum was made to celebrate the heritage of the city. This Museum has an astonishing collection of artefacts, objects of interest and curious that paints a beautiful picture of the history of the city. Made as a place of conservation of culture, it has become a very popular tourist site now.
Over 200,000 objects from times old and new adorn the exhibits here. Also on display are several photographs that mark important events in the history of the city. From clothes to decorative objects to sculptures, there is a huge variety to discover. there is also an impressive collection of art from Helsinki that is certainly worth a see. They also play host to several temporary exhibitions that come from all over the world.
Sofiankatu 4 (Mad About Helsinki) is what contains a large chunk of the exhibits but they are also spread over to Sederholm House (which has the Children’s town exhibit), Worker Housing Museum (which is a look into Finland’s past), The Tram Museum (which is self-explanatory), Burgher house (which is an old house put up on display) and the Brylcreem Exhibition (which is Hakasami Villa). Be sure to check out all of them as each as a unique story to tell about the city. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Helsinki itinerary 2 days.
- It is accessible by wheelchair.
- Some of the exhibits are quite far from the main museum. Entry to all the separate areas is free nevertheless.
- Senaatinori–Tram 4/4T
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85.62% of people who visit Helsinki include Helsinki City Museum Or Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
46% of people start their Helsinki City Museum Or Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Helsinki City Museum Or Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo
70.48% of people prefer walking in order to reach Helsinki City Museum Or Helsingin Kaupunginmuseo
It is a great place for kids and has loads of things to do for them. For adults there was only one floor with a huge model of the city and some history of Helsinki. It's free so why not see it if it's on your route to another place. The building is partially located in one of the oldest stone buildings from Helsinki and it has 2 VR headsets which let you experience the old city. 3 stars only for the fact that there wasn't much to see when I went.
Wonderful little museum! I really enjoyed learning about the history of Helsinki in this beautiful little museum. The exhibitions are all really well done, with some interactive pieces, and a fresh take on museums. I especially loved the time machine! Absolutely worth the visit, great for adults and children.
The museum consists of five buildings from different eras, a new building linking them, and three fine inner courtyards. The buildings have many types of spaces and atmospheres, heart-warming details and new perspectives to the city’s oldest quarters. The museum, designed on the basis of free access, brings a historic milieu previously unknown to most for use by the citizens. The museum and its innovative visual identity has garnered national and international acclaim in rapid succession.
Fun and cozy space in a convenient location, great way to learn Finnish history. Great for kids, great for a break in city walking (there're charging outlets and bathrooms), great for food (a nice cafe).
Free to visit, very minimalist yet cute, children friendly and provides a glympse into Helsinki past of the nineteenth and beginning of twenteenth century. There is much to learn from this museum and to understand that life wasn't so easy and rich and comfortable as it shows now in this capital. It takes less than half an hour to visit and it brings depth to your understanding of the city & people.