Hakasalmi Villa

Helsinki, Finland

Hakasalmi Villa was built in 1843 by the procurator and privy counsellor Carl Johan Walleen as a combined city and country residence. The architect was E.B. Lohrmann from Berlin. Two wings were added to the front of the main building in 1847, the north one served as a bakery and the south one as a greenhouse. The villa was surrounded by a large English garden.

The municipality of Helsinki bought Hakasalmi from Aurora Karamzin in 1896. After her death the historical museum of state was moved to the villa. Since 1911 it has been owned by Helsinki city museum. Today there are changing exhibitions. The villa itself is one of the rare empire-style buldingins still existing in Helsinki.

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Founded: 1843
Category: Museums in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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Ashlen Naiko (2 years ago)
Worth a visit due to central location - opposite the National museum... Helsinki 1960's was exhibited when i was there in Oct 2021. There was a small live concert on the 2nd floor, woman with accordion and a man playing the sample beat pad + keyboard (both very skillful). That was just awesome, could have stayed there for hours to listen to them.
Pasi Virtanen (2 years ago)
Worth a visit if you want a breather, an unexpected oasis of calm in a central location. Currently also a venue for the intimate jaZZanti -concert series of improvised music.
Kari Ingman (3 years ago)
November 2020 - Great exhibition - Helsinki 1960's - photographer Ismo Hölttö
Mikko Forsström (4 years ago)
A very nice museum.
HillaryKills (4 years ago)
Very nice area and a large lot. Not sure if this is common but we were here for a gathering and had the place rented out. A ton of space outdoors to mingle and a lot of room inside to lean back and relax or seek shelter from outdoors.
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