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Best Museums in Helsinki

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Seurasaari Open-Air Museum (Seurasaari)

This open-air museum was founded in 1909 on the popular recreational island of Seurasaari. The permanent exhibition consists of Finnish peasant architecture, including 85 buildings brought from various parts of the country. There are outhouses, swings, church boats, a tar-burning pit and the wooden Karuna church (1686). The founder of the museum, Professor of ethnology Axel Olai Heikel, is buried next to this church. The two-storied building has perfectly preserved interiors. Enjoy wandering about in the woods and the events that are arranged here, notably the traditional midsummer feast. Check website to know more.

Helsinki, Finland
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WeeGee Exhibition Center

The WeeGee Exhibition Center contains five different museums, a gallery for modern art, a digital art center, a souvenir shop and a restaurant-cafeteria with a cabinet for private occasions. Fifteen different exhibitions take place there every year. This is the place to get to know the local art, history and culture.

Espoo, Finland
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KAMU Espoo City Museum

The Espoo City Museum tells the history of the Finland's second largest city from it's prehistoric times to modern day and it's celebrations and difficulties. The permanent exhibition is "A Trip through Time in Espoo" and it also organizes lots of different exhibitions in all different locations around the city.

Espoo, Finland
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Heureka (science center)

The Heureka Science Center, Vantaa is the place for people who like to try things out for themselves and press the buttons that make things work, both figuratively and literally speaking. The Science Center's many exhibitions offer something for everybody. The different approaches to science are almost certain to guarantee that each member of the family will find something to interest him or her. The changing exhibitions cover such diverse subjects as ancient cultures, particle physics, chaos or Nordic explorers. At the impressive Verne theater you can watch super-films, multimedia productions and planetarium programs.

Vantaa, Finland
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