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Seurasaari Open-Air Museum
Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

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Serasaari, 00250 Helsinki, Finland
+358 29 5336912
https://www.kansallismuseo.fi/en/
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A natural escape, Seurasaari is a breath of freshness for visitors looking to relax and enjoy wildlife. The native animals are quite friendly, due to their frequent interaction with people. Stroll ... Read more
around the open-air museum of wooden Finnish architecture. You cannot miss this, as there are 85 buildings to view. Keep an eye on where your feet take you, lest you unwittingly end up on the island's nudist beach. As you enter Seurasaari, you walk a rustic wooden bridge to get to your island paradise. The name, Seurasaari, means "meeting place," and was so named as a retreat for workers in the late 1800s.

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Copenhagen

This beautiful open-air museum has many houses from different eras. Most of the buildings were moved from other places in Finland. From June to August there are daily guided tours in English ;)

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Bangkok

This is like countryside in the middle of Helsinki city. Visiting Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum is an excellent idea for the day out for anyone who likes wooden buildings. Take buss 24 and walk over the bridge to a nice island park. You can go there at summer time for the open-air museum covering 1/4 of the island.

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Anchorage

Seurasaari is where Seurasaari Open-Air Museum is located, which is similar to Skansen of Stockholm. Here you can see old, wooden buildings that have been transferred. It's a popular place to enjoy the rural, peaceful outdoor atmosphere for the locals.

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Los Angeles

The open air museum of Finnish buildings from the 1800s is just one part of the island's appeal. There is a restaurant, wildlife and a variety of hiking trails with beautiful vistas. Best appreciated by leisurely strolling rather than speed walking.

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Local from Helsinki

A nice island to walk around and talk with a friend, and a dog if you have one. Thanks to the sea, the view is always different. The walk takes about 45-60 min.

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Oslo

Nice place in general.
And the venue for celebrating Norway's national day 17. May, constitution day from 1814.

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Plainville

This thing is cool. It's a leftover artifact from a time gone by, but if you like history, it's a great little visit to take while in the area.

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Menlo Park

Meaning "meeting-place", this island reserve is populated with friendly wildlife and features an open-air museum of wooden Finnish architecture and a nudist beach.

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Pittsford

We toured this museum without a formal tour...This is not our recommended approach. Sign up for the one hour tour for a better appreciation of this open-air museum. Tours are offered from mid-June through mid-August, ( in English at 3PM). The museum includes over 85 buildings from every province in Finland, highlighting every day life in the 18th through 20th centuries. Seurasaari is a short distance from the center of Helsinki. We probably would have appreciated this more had we not just visited two outstanding open-air museums in Sweden and Norway.

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Berlin
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This is a small island near the center of town, easily reached by a bus that has a small open-air museum similar to Skansen. Although significantly smaller than Skansen, it seems more intimate and the docents are more likely to answer your questions. If you want to see the old Finnish building but don't want to go inside them, you don't have to pay the entry fee which only applies to going in the buildings. The open-air museum is just a fraction of the island. The rest is full of lovely hiking trails and vistas out onto the water. A great day out walking in nature.

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Visit also the cafè close to the art Museum

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Copenhagen

An open-air museum and a park. Nice!

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Aliases: Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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