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The Cable Factory houses regularly interesting events and does it really well. The area is... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2018
Helsinki, Finland
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Largest cultural center in Finland

The Cable Factory was built during the years of 1939-1954. It was the largest building in Finland... read more

Reviewed 12 June 2018
Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland
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The Cable Factory is the largest cultural centre in Finland. It houses e.g. museums, galleries, dance theatres, art schools and has working spaces for artists, bands and companies. Unique spaces are also available for rent on a short-term basis to...more
Tallberginkatu 1 C 15, Helsinki 00180, Finland
+358 9 47638300
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

The Cable Factory houses regularly interesting events and does it really well. The area is accessible by metro and tram. In addition there are interesting museums. Within walking distance there are good cafeterias, restaurants and shops. Worth checking out.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank BeachStone2C
Reviewed 12 June 2018

The Cable Factory was built during the years of 1939-1954. It was the largest building in Finland at the time it was completed. The World War II slowed down the construction process and cable manufacturing was started in 1943. Today it houses 3 museums, 11...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mikael F
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

I have only been to this venue for various events - but the vibe of the entire area is fantastic! It’s a very special place in Helsinki- something so unique to it. Character, charm, and the feeling of culture. Many places in Helsinki lack this...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Ginger H
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The Cable Factory houses three specialist museums - theatre museum, hotel and restaurant museum and the Finnish museum of photography. I was disappointed with this site largely because there was very little information in English and so it was difficult to fully understand or contextualise...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Val J
Reviewed 22 October 2017

We spent a couple hours strolling around this large complex, previously a manufacturer of cables. It is an inspired re-use that has a multitude of galleries, museums and artistic schools. The Museum of Photography had an interesting exhibition of Francesca Woodman's works. Titled On Being...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank permia
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Worth a visit Plenty to see cheap entry 9 euros. Look for voucher book at travel info with discounted ticket

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dave P
Reviewed 7 March 2017

A former cable factory, Kaapelitehdas now houses three museums (photography, theatre and a restaurant museum), exhibitions, events, a restaurant, circus etc. The three museums themselves are excellent, and in addition there is always something more to explore here. Some exhibitions and events are free, too....More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank lmsk2014
Reviewed 4 March 2017

every year, there is Design market as a part of Helsinki design week. in addition to those, i visited to shop at ceramic material shop in this site. otherwise i am not sure what is there inside the building

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Moyashinen
Reviewed 11 January 2017

Easy to reach by tram on the western edge of Helsinki. Fascinating and huge with many public areas and a great cafe. Originally a large factory complex this is now turned over to art workshops, display areas and a couple of museums. The Photography museum...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank NealS490
Reviewed 1 April 2016

Excellente Museum, don't miss it. Innovative exhibions, very modern and original atmosphere to discover new faces of the world. And its café of course...

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank MariaSofiadoCarmo
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