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Helsinki City Museum

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Address: Aleksanterinkatu 16, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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The main building of the Helsinki City Museum, just of the Senate Square,...

The main building of the Helsinki City Museum, just of the Senate Square, explores the history of Helsinki in film in the exhibition Design in Helsinki Films on 15 Feb 2012 - 13 Jan 2012. In the Museum Shop, literature on Helsinki and Finnish history, a good choice of postcards and souveniers are available. It is always free entry to all 7 branches of the Helsinki City Museum.

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A lovely musem

Helsinki City Musem HAM has opened in the best location in Helsinki, right in the center By the main sightseeing. This museum one should not miss, it is good in size and has... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Helsinki, Finland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happened to come across when leaving the Senate square. Wandered in and got to learn the history of Helsinki. A very interactive museum. Great for children or people who like to be in a more causal museum. Friendly staff.

Thank Brooke R
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

There isn't much to see in the City Museum, but some of the concepts are interesting! The "smell of Helsinki" was an interesting idea, for example. It was also free, which was great - no other museum in Helsinki is (I believe). Worth popping in!

Thank Sophia S
Helsinki, Finland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Helsinki City Musem HAM has opened in the best location in Helsinki, right in the center By the main sightseeing. This museum one should not miss, it is good in size and has highly intresting exhibitions. Lovely.

Thank IrmaLiberty
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2017

A great small museum with a lot of fun for the kids, and a cafe serving delicious filter coffee that you can refill for free.

Thank cthecliffs
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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

In the museum we can find four different areas. The first one is called: Helsinki bites and show us some history about the city and also a miniature model of Helsinki in 1878. The second area is called: Children's town, this area is more orientated to families with kids and is kind of interactive. My favourite part is the one... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is well worth a visit especially combined with Senate Square. On a cold, grim day this provides a good afternoon to find out about Helsinki through the ages.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

This museum is a good value way to learn about the city. It is a very tactile museum with some amazing curations to play with! I would recommend a visit if your in the area-particularly with small children as there is a whole area devoted just for them to enjoy!

Thank Hazboz
Evanston, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Located next to Senate Square & Helsinki Cathedral, this museum is could easily attract tourist that mingle around this neighbourhood

Thank kiltmaker2
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 23 January 2017

A quick visit to Helsinki City Museum. For those who enjoy museums a must visit. Great place for a quick scoop of Helsinki History.

Thank itsumoyumi
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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

friday night: there's a dj playing to the first floor lounge. the 4th floor is devoted to the sense of smell. just go it's awesome.

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