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Helsinki City Museum

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"The museum is located next to the Senate Square in the oldest blocks of the city. It also operates four other museums around Helsinki: Villa Hakasalmi, Burgher's House, Worker Housing Museum and Tram Museum. Entrance to all museums is free of charge. The Helsinki City Museum has a wide range of exhibitions on display aimed at different audiences. The museum's permanent exhibition tells the story of Helsinki from its beginnings as a small fishing village to its current status as a modern metropolis. The exhibition is divided into several sections, each of which focuses on a different aspect of the city's history. Other exhibitions at the museum explore a variety of topics related to Helsinki's history and culture, such as fashion, design, and everyday life. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions that change every few months."
"Another one of my favorites, the Helsinki City Museum gives you a great way to see and visualize how Helsinki has changed since it was named the capital of Finland in 1812. It features photographic exhibitions, maps, models and temporary collections which make the museum interactive and modern feeling. It is also located in the oldest building in mainland Helsinki and features a 'children's city' making it a great place to take kids too. There is a nice café called El Fant and plenty of public seating space in the entrance area. And the best is always free entry and open every day! Opening hours Monday–Friday 11.00–19.00 Saturday–Sunday 11.00–17.00"
"Fritt inträde varje dag. Vardagar 11-19. Helg 11-17. Wi-Fi och toaletter. "
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