10 reasons to visit the new Helsinki City Museum, part 2

Helsinki, 23 degrees


I can only note that the past is beautiful because one never realises an emotion at the time. It expands later, and thus we don't have complete emotions about the present, only about the past.

Were you already wondering what the other five reasons are? Here follows my second blog post (you'll find the first one here) about why I think you should visit the newly renovated Helsinki City Museum.

Osasitko arvata loput viisi syytä käydä uudistetussa Helsingin kaupunginmuseossa? Tässä ne tulevat! Ensimmäiset viisi syytä löydät tästä blogikirjoituksesta.

6) courtyards - the new museum has opened up & made public beautiful courtyards that before have been local secrets. My favorite -  the Falkman courtyard. / sisäpihat - miten voivatkaan ihastuttaa tätä helsinkiläistä! Museossa on kolme hienoa sisäpihaa, joista esimerkiksi Falkmanin pihalle ei ennen ole päässyt kuin poikkeustapauksissa. 

7) museum shop - the Helsinki City Museum's shop has always been one of my favorites in town, I've especially loved its posters and Advent calendars for Christmas. In the new museum shop, you'll find Helsinki-themed postcards, picture books, unique gifts & nostalgic souvenirs. / museokauppa - kaupunginmuseon museokauppa on aina ollut yksi suosikeistani koska sillä on niin hieno julistekokoelma ja joulukalenteri. Uudesta museokaupasta löydät Helsinki-aiheisia postikortteja, kuvakirjoja, omaperäisiä lahjatuotteita ja nostalgisia matkamuistoja.

8) Children's Town - The city’s oldest house is brought back to use by the youngest citizens & visitors again! In Children’s Town, Helsinki’s past is illustrated by means of play and activities - this is the most interactive part of the whole museum! I especially loved the old class room, the dress up room and the grandmother's place: a 70's-theme-room where you can actually find volonteering old ladies, "grannies". How cute is that? / Lasten kaupunki - kaupungin vanhin rakennus Sederholmin talo on saatu jälleen kaupungin nuorimpien käyttöön! Tämä onkin museon interaktiivisin osa! Pidin erityisesti 1970-luvun mummolasta (josta löytyvät ihka oikeat vapaehtoismummot), Sederholmin puodista ja kansakoululuokasta.

9) new viewpoints in the city - the Helsinki City Museum is located in the oldest blocks of the city called the Tori Quarters, next to the Senate Square. The views of the city from this museum complex (five old buildings + a modern museum extension built between them) are a must-see! / uudet näkymät - koska kaupunginmuseo sijaitsee Torikortteleissa, se tarjoaa uudenlaisia kaupunkinäkymiä - kuinka moni on nähnyt Helsingin sen vanhimman talon ikkunasta?

10) picture archive - the Helsinki City Museum’s collection has almost one million photographs of Helsinki & the everyday life of its inhabitants from the 1860s until today = a Helsinki lover's heaven! / kuvaselaamo - kaupunginmuseon kokoelmissa on lähes miljoona valokuvaa Helsingistä ja helsinkiläisten arjesta 1860-luvulta nykypäivään = Helsinki-hullun unelma!


 Did you learn something new about the museum or Helsinki from this blog post? 

Opitko jotain uutta kaupunginmuseosta tai Helsingistä tästä blogikirjoituksesta? 

 

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    1. I'm glad to hear that you like it as well!

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  2. I don't think my city has any real museums except a small one for trains or something

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    1. Oh, I'm sorry to hear that. But the one for trains sounds interesting, you should check it out!

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  3. It's a nice museum, that classroom looks interesting

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    1. The whole museum is interesting! :)

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  4. I did learn your new museum is a very cool place I must add in our must-visit list. I'm pretty sure my husband agrees with me. if we don't make it there this year then next year we definitely have to! but right now we have Korkeasaari in our list for this summer :)

    Maiken - Part of me

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    1. Great to hear! The Helsinki Zoo (Korkeasaari) is great too, especially since it's set on an island in the Helsinki archipelago <3

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  5. Nice photos!

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