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Sibelius Birthplace

Hallituskatu 11, Haemeenlinna 13100, Finland
+358 3 6212755
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Nice touch with the windows

The museum was just closing when we were getting in but the nice host let us in anyways and worked... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2016
via mobile
Sibelius birthplace and music

Enjoyed a Sunday afternoon matinee at Sibelius birthplace today. A great small museum with lots of... read more

Reviewed 24 July 2016
Brussels, Belgium
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Composer Jean Sibelius (1865-1957) was born and lived the first 20 years of his life in Hameenlinna. The rooms of his birthplace are decorated in the style of the era between the 1860s and the 1880s, and the museum exhibition sheds light on little Janne’s childhood years in Hameenlinna. A guided tour will provide you with more information. Chamber concerts are regularly held at the hall of the Birthplace.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
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“music” (6 reviews)
“furniture” (2 reviews)
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Hallituskatu 11, Haemeenlinna 13100, Finland
+358 3 6212755
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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

The museum was just closing when we were getting in but the nice host let us in anyways and worked extra because of us. She was extremely friendly. Asked if we'd like to hear some music by Sibelius and played a specific song. The athmosphere...More

Thank Anne_Ilona
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a Sunday afternoon matinee at Sibelius birthplace today. A great small museum with lots of interesting information (tour) about the composer and his life's first 20 years in Hämeenlinna. Absolutely worth to visit if you are in town. Sundays offer an extra bonus to...More

Thank kirsihaa
Reviewed 24 May 2016

If you are from Finland, visit this Place and if you are from abroad and interested of Finnish music and Sibelius, visit this home. The guide is excellent and you will get a good view from the Finnish lifestyle in 19th century. The wooden house...More

Thank Tapio J
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Although this is a small museum - only five rooms - it was very interesting and informative about the life of Sibelius. Information is available in different languages and it is worth reading the material about each room as you enter. Combined with the Sibelius...More

Thank Astrid D
Reviewed 9 February 2016

A small historical house in the middle of Hameenlinna city. It has an extraordinary athmosphere even though the rooms do not have a lot of old interiors or furniture. But with the few items and music they normally let you listen to while visiting you...More

Thank Riittahovi
Reviewed 2 August 2015

This is a small house where Sibelius spent only a few months after he was born here, but they have tried to re-construct the interior and provide a lot of information about his life. There was a pianist playing his music, which was a lovely...More

2  Thank 13bato
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Very small place but full of interesting belonging to this immense compositor. It is a bit strange that there is so little publicity for this place. There are some concerts in the house itself. Go and listen Finlandia after it.

2  Thank stefidave
Reviewed 9 May 2013

This place is very complexed from international point of view. On the other hand, you are talking about one of the most important composer of the whole world, who made glorious music. And then you are talking about him as a Finn, a guy from...More

4  Thank CrossroadsObserver
Reviewed 16 August 2016
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