The best free entry museums in Helsinki

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Let’s start from located right in the center Helsinki City Museum. It’s the best place to start exploring the history and culture of the city and the entrance is absolutely free. They have big and fascinating museum part only for children and two floors of city exhibition for adults. After visiting this place you will definitely know how Finnish bars, yards or even apartments looked like in the past.

If you want to immerse yourself in local life even deeper, then go to the Burgher’s House Museum. There you can experience everyday life and living in a wooden house of the bourgeois in 1860s and 70s. Pay attention on the the ceilings in the kitchen of these houses and you can see an interesting way to store bread, which Finns used in the past.

The next free entry museum is a quite unique place in some way. Päivälehden museo is all about journalism and media in Finland. The place has a huge collection of news notes and thousands of really interesting journalist pictures. The biggest local newspaper Helsinki Sanomat sponsored and opened this place to promote media literacy and instill interest in reading among people.

Now it’s time to talk about money. But don’t worry, museums in this article are still free of charge. It’s just the next one is Bank of Finland museum. It’s all about money, really nice presentation of information and pregnant statue made out of bisected euros. Definitely worth to visit!



My Helsinki        Matti Pyykkö

 The highlight of our list of free entry museums in Helsinki is Sinebrychoff Art Museum. The free admission to this museum is only for 2nd floor, where was the actual house of Paul and Funny Sinebrychoff. But precisely there, is the most valuable collection of internationally important paintings by European masters. By the way the Sinebrychoff family were Russian beer producers in Helsinki and the beer «Koff» you can still find in the Helsinki shops.

But even museums with entrance fee have their free days! Read how it works and what museums have free entry days!

And of course Helsinki is not only about museums and there are plenty of special local places with real city atmosphere. 


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