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Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki

Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki

The Museum of Finnish Architecture has an interesting story behind the building in which it is housed. One might expect that a building would be especially designed for this sort of museum. However, this building was built in 1899 for the Learned Societies. This was just the first of three structures that were to be tied together over time. However, that was not to be, though several attempts have been made. In fact, there is still a movement afloat to build between this museum and the Design Museum to tie the buildings together.

This interesting old building has a huge central staircase that is magnificent, but would be a bit more fitting in the larger structure that was originally envisioned. The exhibits here are fascinating, and there is an extensive traveling collection too that tours the country and also the world. Some of the favorite exhibits involve the scale models of buildings. There are thousands of drawings and photos of buildings from medieval times to the present.

While Finnish architects are showcased, there are also exhibits showing the work of architects the world over. There is also a bookstore for that eclectic gift and a library for the vacationing bookworm.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm; Wednesday: 11 am – 8 pm

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Sight Name: Museum of Finnish Architecture
Sight Location: Helsinki, Finland
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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Helsinki's Architectural Jewels

Helsinki's Architectural Jewels

There are many examples of great architecture in Helsinki. The predominant styles are Art Nouveau (Jugend in Finnish) and Neo-Clasical. Much of the city's architecture has social and cultural significance, particularly buildings such as the Academic Bookshop, Finlandia Hall, Helsinki Central Railway Station and Erottaja Fire Station. This tour presents some of the most beautiful buildings of...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles
Helsinki's Historical Churches, Part 1

Helsinki's Historical Churches, Part 1

Helsinki features many impressive places of worship where you can enjoy a peaceful moment and admire the beauty of the religious buildings. Helsinki has two main religious denominations: Lutheran and Orthodox, but there are also some beautiful Anglican and German churches. Take this tour to see the most interesting religious buildings in the city.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.3 Km or 2.7 Miles
Ullanlinna District Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 Km or 1.2 Miles
Helsinki's Historical Churches, Part 2

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As the capital of Finland, Helsinki has a wide variety of churches to support the relatively large population. The majority of churches in Helsinki are Lutheran or Orthodox, but there are also Catholic and Jewish congregations, as well as smaller religious communities. With the help of this guide you will visit some of the most beautiful and interesting religious buildings of Helsinki.

Tour Duration: 3 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 7.0 Km or 4.3 Miles
Cultural Venues

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As the capital, Helsinki is the cultural center of Finland. The city is famous for its concerts and shows. It is also home to some internationally-known artists. There are three major theaters in the city and a couple of cultural centers. Take this tour to find out more about Finnish culture.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.9 Km or 3 Miles
Souvenir Shopping

Souvenir Shopping

It would be a pity to leave Helsinki without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Helsinki, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 Km or 2.3 Miles

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