Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

Helsinki, Finland

Seurasaari is a museum island, which consists of old, mainly wooden buildings transplanted from elsewhere in Finland and placed in the dense forest landscape of the island. The Open-Air Museum was founded in 1909. All the different provinces of Finland are represented in the well preserved old buildings and they give an overall view of Finnish countryside life from the 18th to the 20th century. At present, there are 87 separate buildings at Seurasaari Museum.

Seurasaari has also a variety of wildlife, especially birds, but also red squirrels and hares. It’s very popular place for citizens who want enjoy the peaceful outdoor atmosphere.


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Founded: 1909
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)


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Lady (3 months ago)
One of the must have seen things if in Helsinki! Seurasaari is so beautiful and the historical houses so interesting! Always worth a visit! Was there two times already and can't wait for another one ?
Domna Tzemi (3 months ago)
Lovely place for a walk or a jog. There are many traditional buildings and things to see which i found really interesting. Definitely worth visiting. There is also and open air museum.
KH Chong (4 months ago)
What a pleasant island to visit! It’s near the city yet it feels totally away from it. Small and very walkable. Great open-air museum showcasing vernacular architecture from different parts of Finland. Kids could get close to ducks, swans and squirrels too.
Belle Chen (6 months ago)
A lovely public park to wander around. There’s a museum area demonstrating traditional architectures for visitors to get a glimpse of lifestyle changes.
Lala (7 months ago)
TYPICAL HOUSES OF FINLAND (It is reached by ferry from the port of Helsinki. It is not very expensive and there are several schedules). Surrounded by the Baltic Sea, Seurasaari is an island in Helsinki that is characterized by the open-air museum that shows and explains the old wooden houses where the people of Finland have lived through the years. It is a beautiful place because it is full of fauna, and of course, nature in all its splendor.
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