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Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

The open-air museum of Seurasaari is located on a beautiful green island just a few kilometres from the heart of Helsinki. The island is a tranquil oasis in the midst of the city and at the museum the traditional Finnish way of life is displayed in the cottages, farmsteads and manors of the past four centuries that have been relocated from all around Finland.

Seurasaari Open-Air Museum was founded in 1909. All the different provinces of Finland are represented in the well preserved old buildings and they give an overall view of Finnish countryside life from the 18th to the 20th century. At present, there are 87 separate buildings at Seurasaari Museum.

The Niemelä tenant farm from Central Finland and the Antti farmstead from southwestern Finland form complete environments with all of the original outbuildings intact.The life of the rural gentry is illustrated by the wooden church from Karuna (1686), the Kahiluoto Manor House from south-western Finland and the parsonage from Iisalmi.

The museum also includes a country shop and several farmhouses and smaller cottages such as the Kurssi and Ivars houses from Ostrobothnia, the Selkämä house from eastern Finland, the Halla house from northeastern Finland, and the Pertinotsa house from Karelia.


Seurasaari Open-Air Museum is closed until 15.5.2014.

On May 29th the museum is open 11 am - 5 pm.

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FI-00250 Helsinki, Finland
Tel. +358 40 128 6374

How to get there?

15.5. - 31.5. and 1.9. - 15.9.
Monday - Friday 9 am - 3 pm
Saturday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

On May 29th the museum is open 11 am - 5 pm.

Open in June - August:
Monday - Sunday 11 am - 5 pm

Museum is closed on Fri 20.6.

Entry fees:
Adults 8,00 €
Reduced ticket 6,00 €
(students, senior citizens over 65 years, conscripts and groups more than 10 persons)
Children 7-17 years 2,50 €

Family ticket 18,00 €

(2 adults and 1-4 children)

Entry is free for those under 7

Guided tours

From June 15th to August 15th guidings are organised every day at 3 pm.