Day of Helsinki 12.6.2018

Today is the day of the city of Helsinki, 468 years old.

Many museums are open today for free, so you can visit several of them:

1. Observatory, Kopernikuksentie 1observatory

Observatory in Helsinki built on the project of Karl Ludwig Engel in 1834. There is an Astronomical public center  which is part of the University Museum of the Finnish capital. The Helsinki Observatory opens new views on the past, present and future of astronomy.

In the observatory you can not only hear thematic lectures, but also visit the planetarium and interactive exhibitions.

2. Museum of the Theater, Tallberginkatu 1

    The museum is interesting for children and adults. The museum holds collections of theater requisites from the 1880s to the present day. The theater's museum features stage costumes, models of scenery and theatrical props. Here you can turn into an actor, an illuminator, an operator or a director - there are a lot of interactive exhibits in the museum. Also in the museum there is a souvenir shop. You will also see a collection of old lighting fixtures from the Finnish National Theater and the Alexander Theater; weapons, furniture, stage utensils and food; makeup tools, wigs and masks. You can wear many costumes and take a picture of them. There is a puppet theater, where you can independently manage puppets yourself. There is also a restaurant on the territory of the museum.

seurasaari3. Open Air Museum, Seurasaari

Museum of wooden architecture - beautiful wooden buildings, household items, crafts in the natural environment, which have survived to this day. Every house has their own history. The tablets in front of the houses tell about the history of these houses. You can also visit the house where the Emperor Alexander I spent the night. The pearl of the island is certainly the church of Karuna, fine example of wooden architecture. The church was built in 1886. A separate topic is the proteins that live on the island. They will come to you and will gladly take food from their hands.

 

 

 

4. Didrichsen Art Museum, Kuusilahdenkuja 1Didrichsen Art Museum

The museum is located in a former private villa. Including the works of such masters as Axeli Gallen-Kallela, Pekka Halonen, Pablo Picasso, Karl-Henningen Pedersen, Anthony Tapies and now has the most significant collection of works by the sculptor Henry Moore. Here you can see permanent exhibitions of collections from Asia, exhibits of the pre-Columbian period, as well as in the sculpture park - masterpieces from Finland and other countries.


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