Seurasaari - an Open-Air Museum

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Tour Number

Activity Level

235751


Categories

Local Experience, Museums / Culture, Nature and Wildlife, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Swedish (fluent), English (fluent)

A look at Finnish way of life in the past.


Seurasaari is an open-air museum located on an island a few miles away from the busy city center. Locals visit the island for fresh air, pick-nicks and swimming. You feel like you would be in the country side, far away from today's world.
The open-air museum was created in tbe early 20th century. Different buildings were brought to the island from different parts of Finland. The oldest building dates back to 1685.

Itinerary

Seurasaari open-air museum is open from May 5 to September 15, from 11 am to 5 pm. You can, during this time, visit the different buildings and experience how the life was in the 18th and 19th century. During the rest of the year the buildings can only be seen from the outside. No entry ticket is required when the museum is closed. You can still look at the different buildings from outside.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will pick you up from a location that is the most convenient for you.

End location: I will leave you at a place requested by you.

Duration: 3 hours

The open-air museum is open from May 15 to September 15.

Transportation

Helsinki has an excellent public transportation system. You will be travelling by a local bus and then walk about 1.5 miles on tbe island.

What’s Included

Other: Guidance is included. This is a tour where you use local buses. A van can be booked for an additional price.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

20 euro - The return ticket by local bus is 6.40 euro and the entry to the museum area is 9 euro. You might also want to buy an ice-cream on a sunny day.

What’s Extra

Other: The entry to the open-air museum is 9 euro for adults and 3 euro for children aged 7-17 years. The return ticket by bus is 6.40 euro.

Restrictions

I do not drive and guide at the same time, since I want to concentrate upon my guests and not upon the traffic. I am happy to arrange transportation and licensed driver.

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