Seurasaaren Ulkomuseo
Seurasaaren Ulkomuseo
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  • Sven H
    Mainz, Germany74 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely location for a day trip
    A great place to spend at least half a day. Not only is Seurasaari a fanatastic recreation area and nature reserve, where you can enjoy great sea-side views and observe the local fauna and flora - parts of the island also harbor an open-air museum with historical Finnish buildings from the 17th to 20th centuries. Overall, Seurasaari thus has a lot to offer for all senses and almost everyone.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 2 August 2023
  • Liz
    Inverness, United Kingdom232 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Peaceful island, beautiful historic buildings
    We chose a rather rainy day for our visit to Seurasaari, but after a stop in a cafe the weather improved. There is so much to explore here, and although we didn't pay to visit the inside of some of the buildings, there is enough information on boards dotted all around the museum. The little birds are extremely tame here, they land on your hand (and head), and the red squirrels come right up to you as well. As do the mosquitoes, so come prepared for that. This must be a beautiful place in winter as well.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 4 September 2023
  • stjean11
    Dorset, United Kingdom1,017 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    If you have time make sure you visit this island
    This island is simply beautiful. The buildings are wonderful. So quiet and peaceful. Lots of red squirrels running around. Could have spent hours here but on a guided tour. We would love to go back and spend more time exploring the island.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 26 September 2023
  • Melissa T
    Huron, South Dakota99 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of Heslinki's gems!
    I have spent so much time here over the years. From when I used to live in Helsinki, and now when we just come to visit, I always have a great time! The birds and squirrels are tame to the point you can easily interact with them. It has many beautiful walking trails and the old historic buildings are an added bonus.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 March 2024
  • FluffyFlamingo
    Germany43 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great museum, lovely island
    Spent a great day on the island and at the open-air museum. We went on a Sunday, so we expected it to be quite crowded, but in the morning it wasn't too full. Very interesting collection of traditional wooden houses. There are many squirrels on the island, but we managed to see only one. If we visit again we're going to bring our own lunch as we found it difficult to find an open cafe.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 17 April 2024
  • 599Angela
    Toronto, Canada522 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The history of Finland through an island walk.
    This sprawling museum has a variety of old buildings spanning the history of Finland. It was put together very logically. From the grand Russian house and the manor building, to the bear cache and the haymakers cottage, there is something for everyone. A few buildings each day have people in them who represent historical types of Finns, and they all speak reasonably good English. There is a nice little cafe, a lot of singing and flying birds (no squirrels, though) and if you go off the beaten path there are all sorts of little trails that lead to spectacular views of the lake. Especially nice on a cool, sunny day. And clean and free washrooms!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 June 2024
  • B K
    Gurugram (Gurgaon), India180 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Scenic sanctuary offering lush greenery, picturesque locations and history/culture
    This beautiful sanctuary, an open air museum, has lush greenery, a variety of fauna, scenic locations and many 17-18th century houses that have been relocated from various parts of Finland. The houses and their interiors exhibit the traditional life from the the bygone era. Most of the houses have guides dressed up in traditional costumes and they animatedly share information. There was no ticket to go around the place. There's a nominally priced ticket only in case you want to visit the interiors of the houses. They provide a map of the area with proper guidance about the routes.The ticket is a must have for those who love history and culture.It was a sheer delight for a period era buff like me. Being inside those houses was like being transported back to those times. There are cafes and ice cream kiosks in case you want to have something. The place was sheer bliss to be in and was one of the major highlights of the Helsinki visit for us. Highly recommended. The visit could take about 2 -4 hours depending upon how leisurely your pace is. The bus ride from Helsinki is about 20 min.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written 30 June 2024
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Mikael F
Helsinki, Finland31,224 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
This place has been a public park on an island from 1890. A bridge was built in 1892. From 1909, it has been an open-air museum.

Here you can see what the traditional Finnish way of life was from the 18th to the 20th century. The cottages, farmsteads, and manors have been relocated here from all around Finland.

You can wander on the island for free but for entering the buildings you need to buy a ticket.

Here are also beaches (one for nudists), cafes, and restaurants. The place is a perfect summer spot a few kilometers from the city center.

The Midsummer celebration is particularly popular.
Written 15 September 2020
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Chandrashekar S
Chennai (Madras), India52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021
Seurasaari island provides you with a great collection of old Finnish houses and being an Island, also offers some great walk through some quiet greenery and of course the water view. You have the option of paying money to get access to the old houses & churches interiors which we did not take. You can do a good amount of viewing of houses without paying. Plus it gives great walking experience. There is a beach too, and if you pick a nice sunny day, it is worth spending sometime by the beach after your walk.

You should keep at least 5-6 hours for a good experience, and ideally a whole day.
Written 28 July 2021
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Tatiana K
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Solo
Seurasaari is a small island just a short bridge walk from Helsinki. It houses a collection of wooden structures built in 17 - 19 century from all over the country. From a modest food storage and a water saw mill, to a Manor House and a vicar’s dwelling. Entry to the park is free, so you’ll see a lot of city dwellers running or strolling the many picturesque trails, but entry to several most interesting buildings is open only to paying patrons. The docent would greet you at the door and give a mini-guided tour of the building. They are all fluent in English, so no language barrier. And if you are up to a leisurely stroll or more energetic walk on a woody trail along the shoreline, it’s there for you. If you have time on your hands you also may want to visit house of Urho Kaleva Kekkonen, one of the most influential and long running presidents of Finland. It’s off the park area close by.
Written 6 July 2023
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MN_Walkers
Minneapolis, MN613 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Couples
A very interesting and pleasant place to visit. The entire area is a public park through which one can wander freely. By paying an admission charge (€10) you can enter and explore a number of the buildings; otherwise you can see the outside of all of them. Inside the buildings that are open there are guides who are very informed and will take as long as you want to answer your questions. There is a lot to see, the area is very peaceful, and we enjoyed it thoroughly. We spent three hours in all.
Written 22 May 2023
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Bruce J
Sydney, Australia404 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We visited the island early in the morning in winter. It has plenty of street lighting and is a beautiful spot close to the city and easily accessible by bus. Whilst we did not see any squirrels, we did see a lot of birds.

I expect that if we had visited in summer, our experience would have been even better.
Written 18 January 2020
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Claire
Singapore, Singapore60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Solo
This oasis is a mere 20-minute bus ride from the city centre. The walking trails are beautiful and there are many fantastic sight-seeing spots. Perfect for a tranquil and relaxing afternoon stroll! I’ve been to Seurasaari twice and both visits were immensely enjoyable. Get a ticket to the open-air museum at the entrance if you’re visiting for the first time; there’s lots to see in the museum area of the island!
Written 10 June 2023
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Bechara C
Lebanon711 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
I went there in a late afternoon, that was a mistake. It's better to book a full day for that park.

It's outside the city, and if you go by public transportation, you still need to walk 30 min in the forest to reach it.

It's a beautiful place in the nature to see how Finns used to live earlier. I have visited a similar museum in Oslo before. That's why I just turned back after the two bridges at the entrance next to the lakes.
Written 1 October 2021
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Maari100
Helsinki, Finland3,184 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
Seurasaari is an Island in Helsinki but not isolated. You can travel by a bus. The bridge is connecting the continent to the island. There is the folk museum, houses transferred from different parts of Finland. An outstanding place to spend time in the nature Either on winter or hot summer.
Written 24 January 2020
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B K
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India180 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
This beautiful sanctuary, an open air museum, has lush greenery, a variety of fauna, scenic locations and many 17-18th century houses that have been relocated from various parts of Finland.
The houses and their interiors exhibit the traditional life from the the bygone era. Most of the houses have guides dressed up in traditional costumes and they animatedly share information.
There was no ticket to go around the place. There's a nominally priced ticket only in case you want to visit the interiors of the houses. They provide a map of the area with proper guidance about the routes.The ticket is a must have for those who love history and culture.It was a sheer delight for a period era buff like me. Being inside those houses was like being transported back to those times.
There are cafes and ice cream kiosks in case you want to have something.
The place was sheer bliss to be in and was one of the major highlights of the Helsinki visit for us. Highly recommended.
The visit could take about 2 -4 hours depending upon how leisurely your pace is.
The bus ride from Helsinki is about 20 min.
Written 30 June 2024
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RYC88
Centreville, VA1,291 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
You can take the tram, bus, or train to the island and all take about the same time. The island is a lovely place with lots of walking trails and then there is the village/open air museum you can wander around. You don't have to buy a ticket to walk around the buildings and you can even go in some of them. If you want to go in the furnished places, then you can buy a ticket. The buildings are not recreations, they are original homes and buildings that have been brought from different parts of Finland to show the building styles and time periods. It's great to walk around and read the signs about the history. There is a cute ice cream stand and a nice little cafe. The public bathing area is a fenced off section and looks like it is a nice beach - just make sure you check to see which days are clothing-optional if you have issues with things like that. The funniest thing about the whole experience was that one of the first things listed on the website describing the island is the fact that there are tons of “friendly” squirrels and even in the museum shop, there were all these squirrel things – mugs, magnets, etc. We expected to see the squirrels everywhere, but we didn’t see a single one, until we got near the end of our walk and saw a lone squirrel, way up ahead of us, on the path. It's a great place to spend a couple hours, even if it's raining.
Written 20 July 2023
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