Herttoniemi Manor Museum

Helsinki, Finland

The history of Herttoniemi Manor dates back to the 16th century. The Herttoniemi area is probably named after Laurens Hertoghe who might have been the first owner of the manor. The heyday was in the late 1700’s, when the manor was owned by Augustin Ehrensvärd. He led the construction of Suomenlinna fortress.

The present main building originates from the beginning of 19th century, when the manor was owned by admiral Carl Olof Cronstedt. The old porcelain factory was changed as the new main building and the park was established around it.

Today Herttoniemi park is an artistically unique milieu. The combination of baroque and English garden is one of the greatest in Finland. The main building functions as a manor museum and the park is open to the public. There is also an old old farm brought from Sipoo which is an outdoor museum.

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Founded: 19th century
Category: Palaces, manors and town halls in Finland
Historical period: Russian Grand Duchy (Finland)

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Reetta Räisänen (7 months ago)
Nice visit. The staff is knowledgeable of the items and the manor's history. Few rooms with original interior. Sells finnish tea and honey, books as well postcards. Photogenic spots in Helsinki, during summer and autumn. Lovely garden.
Kaius (12 months ago)
Lovely manor not too far from the city.
Päivi Vauhkonen (2 years ago)
Beautiful old building & absolutely beautiful garden & surroundings
Reidar Studi (3 years ago)
Ok
JM Gab (3 years ago)
Perfect place for photoshoots specially during autumn! I already did 2 photoshoots of kids autumn of 2021.
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