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“The cutest café + museum in Helsinki”

Suomenlinna Toy Museum
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US$52.36*
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Ranked #69 of 280 things to do in Helsinki
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Owner description: The Suomenlinna Toy Museum presents old toys, the oldest of which go back to the beginning of the 19th century. The newest toys are from the 1960’s. The private collection features hundreds of old dolls, approximately one hundred historic teddy bears,and other toys full of history. The toys of the collection are from Finland and thus reflect the Finnish culture and game tradition. Of great interest are for example the toys and games of wartime
Helsinki, Finland
2 reviews
“The cutest café + museum in Helsinki”
Reviewed 8 November 2013

Reading a book with a steaming mug of well-brewed tea, the owner's adorable cat purring next to you on the sofa and the view of the sea in front of you. Top that with a homemade cinnamon bun that came straight from the oven, and you have yourself an idea of what a visit to this place gives you. From the café you can step right to the museum and come back for another cup of tea/coffee just as quickly.

The museum in itself is absolutely amazing, and although it is small in size, you could spend hours looking through all the toys. Everything is put on display beautifully. You get a guidebook for the tour, which allows you to read interesting and funny stories about the toys and their previous lives. The museum is sure to be interesting for both children and adults alike.

This is a must-see place in Suomenlinna.

Visited August 2013
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Helsinki, Finland
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“Small but adorable and it has also a fantastic Cafe Samovaari”
Reviewed 18 August 2013

Small adorable museum but plenty of old toys. Teddybears, dollhouses, games etc. Well kept. Located at idyllic Suomenlinna. It has also a nice cafe Samovaari which had a fantastic carrot cake and good coffee. Friendly staff.

Visited August 2013
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CHENNAI,INDIA
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“Nice for kids”
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Toys arranged painstakingly .the kids loved it. The collection of old toys,mainly donated is outstanding.

Visited May 2013
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Lisbon, Portugal
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Adorable!”
Reviewed 9 September 2012

With a lovely owner and a lovely location, this place is just insanely cute!
Great collection, great food :) and very convenient if you're spending a day in Suommelina.
There's a lot to do in the island and a stop at this museum is a must! :)

Visited May 2012
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“Baked goods”
Reviewed 25 June 2012

I don't know about the doll museum because there's an admission charge, and I'm cheap. Plus, old dolls give me the creeps. But I do know about the baked goods in the little cafe. I naively asked the lady at the counter where they get their pies, etc. My question confused her. "We don't get them. We bake them. In the back." This is a shocking and exciting revelation to someone from the US, where baked goods at cafes are ordinarily baked in an industrial kitchen in some faraway, broken down Rust Belt city. A huge industrial bakery in the most forlorn corner of St. Louis, for instance, where an antiquated baking machine kneads dough under flickering fluorescent tubes. The baker is an old man who stands out back on the loading dock, thoughtfully smoking cigarettes and wondering what happened to America. Why had everything gone so wrong.

Visited June 2012
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