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“club scene”(3 reviews)
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...more
Aleksanterinkatu 16, Helsinki 00170, Finland
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love this museum. It is free of charge, free lockers for your bags, interactive exhibitions and wonderful photo department, where you can see and touch printed photos of Helsinki from 1910-1920.

Thank Tatjana Aleksan... V
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful museum, a must stop in Helsinki for families with 3 years old and up children. It is also a beautiful place for their parents that can remember their past as children themselves. The most great thing in this museum, is that...More

Thank natalie241
Reviewed 1 week ago

A different small, modern museum with extraordinary exhibitions and lot's of photos. It is important that they have restroom facilities

Thank George A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't read much in the process. I just enjoyed the view:) If you are nearby, you definitely should visit this museum

Thank Dmitriy N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it is a very good museum with three floors of exhibits which change. The timeline located on the ground floor is a good place to start and the 2nd floor exhibit showing different periods from the past. Free entry, free wifi. Clean and tidy...More

Thank Albywon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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...More

Thank Shinylifeforme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This free museum offers an engaging history if Helsinki in addition to special exhibits. The information is available in English. Since it is free, I think it is a particularly good idea to include this museum in a trip to Helsinki. It is just off...More

Thank bertha1223
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ran into this museum as we were walking around the city. It was the highlight of our trip to Helsinki. Just a very cool multi story place with different exhibits. When we were there the various exhibits were about the 80's raves, history of...More

Thank extravelagent
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was disappointing as nothing in English language only a brochure . Compared to other city museums it was ok . But disappointed. It was free but ..

Thank _jennys3489
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

I liked this museum because it's free, unconventional and entertaining enough for all ages. Top floor club scene, middle floor, the difficult lives of those in the early 20th century and, ground floor, photographic archive. And how about this for a claim - see photo!

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11 August 2018|
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Response from Roddy P | Reviewed this property |
Best to leave your luggage at the train station - it’s done the stairs on the east side of the building