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This home of our national poet has been a museum for a long time, preserving original furniture and... read more

Reviewed 10 July 2018
Helsinki, Finland
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Lovely museum with superb staff

Visited here while on holiday in Porvoo. Interesting home museum which tells the story of a... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
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Aleksanterinkatu 3, Porvoo, Finland
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Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

The home of the Finnish national poet Johan Ludvig Runeberg is worth if seeing. The interior of the house is in it’s genuine state. Alsi the garden is nice. There is a place for kids to play in the house in the garden.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This home of our national poet has been a museum for a long time, preserving original furniture and other furnishings. A nice piece of history.

Thank HannuH_12
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Visited here while on holiday in Porvoo. Interesting home museum which tells the story of a Finland's national poet Mr. Runeberg. The staff was excellent - they took care of each visitor and offered some very nice extra information. They easily knew answers to all...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018

Nice piece of history. The rooms are full of light on a summer day so it is perfect for photographing. I visited the attraction with my mother without a guided tour so it was possible to visit without guidance which I like, since it is...More

Thank rosalarsson
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

It's a rather small museum about Finnish national poet ... or in fact family Runeberg's old home. A few nice original things but maybe 30 min worth of things to see, assuming you get some guidance (which is what we enjoyed) - if not you'll...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

It's in a lovely setting on a tranquil tree-lined street. It was interesting to learn that it is the oldest house museum in Finland, opening in 1882, about five years after his death. Walking around the rooms we got a fascinating insight into middle-class life...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This is the former home of Finnish national poet J. L. Runeberg, but you can also see the strong impact of his wife, Fredrika Runeberg, who had many skills too. I think the rooms have been decorated with a good taste and you can almost...More

Thank Wilmeli
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Key is that Runeberg was married with Frederika Runeberg who was as well a poet. A bit similar story as with Rodin and Camille Claudel. When Frederiga got a new book out he worked in kitchen and Johan Ludvig celebrated the book in the hall.......More

Thank JukkaPaananen
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The house is very nicely done, and the gardens are lovely. This is also where you can find a clean restroom to use.

Thank ncpw
Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

JL Runeberg home is a fine example 1860s upper middle class way of living. I was struck by the portrait of the Viceroy of Canton (today Guangdong province in China). Clearly, globalisation has existed for a long time.

Thank hank12015
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