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Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi

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Address: Seurasaarentie 15, Helsinki 00250, Finland
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A symbol of political history

President Urho Kekkonen was the longest serving president of Finland (1956-1982) during an era filled with political challenges both from west and east. His residence tell an... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Helsinki, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

President Urho Kekkonen was the longest serving president of Finland (1956-1982) during an era filled with political challenges both from west and east. His residence tell an interesting story about him and his family life. Here you will also find the world’s most famous sauna.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting museum. Top of the visit was the café in the back yard. Very good food and friendly service. Interessantes Museum. Super Café auf dem Hof mit gutem Essen und freundlichen Personal!

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

What a lovely Place by the sea and in the middle of peace and quiet. President Kekkonen and his wife lived there and sometimes worked also. Now the old, interesting building is a museum full of history. If possible try to join the guided tour, worth it. And there is a small cafe with very friendly staff.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Kekkonen has been "the boss" and could see him walking around the house and the garden. Good that the home has made as a museum. Easy to walk around without a guide. At the same time it was nice to see Miss Universum Anne Pohtamo's dresses. Sauna is must to see!

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

This is an interesting place to visit if you’ve got an hour to spare and would fit in nicely with a pleasant day trip to Seurasaari Island (and open-air museum) which is very close by. Both museums are easily accessible from the city centre via public transport; bus number 24 terminates just outside the footbridge from which the island can... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

We visited the museum and cafe in a sunny day. The location is very beautiful and the English tour was interesting, even for a Finn.

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Vilnius, Lithuania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2014

President Urho Kekkonen was famous for his passion to sauna and even sauna diplomacy. I felt obligatory to visit his residence on Tamminiemi and yesterday I had a chance to. There are tours of 3 languages dayly. The English one starts at 14:30. It costs 6,5 euro which is very convenient price. It was not however obvious that we can... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2013

We took our friend to see Seurasaari and on our way we stopped to this museum. It's an residence of Finnish late president Urho Kekkonen. He lived there until his death. It's modest but interesting. Original decor and art. I can't even imagine how much history was made inside those walls. Entrance fee. Next to his house is also a... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2013

You get to Urho Kekkonens museum in Tamminiemi (Ekudden in swedish) by bus no 24 from the city center. After about 20 min busride to the end of the line you arrive at the museum located in the house where finnish presiden urho kekkonen lived and died. The house is well preserved and is supposed to look like when urho... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

This is the home of Urho Kekkonen, President of Finland from 1956 to 1991. The house has been lately renovated but I expect the result is still faithful to the original, including the sauna to make friends with leaders of neighboring states, Nikita Khrushchev for an example.

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