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Helsinki Observatory

1 Reviews
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
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Phone: +358 29 4124244

What people are saying:

Helsinki Observatory is the center of the Astronomical Museum and the visitor center of the Helsinki University Museum. It is the Helsinki Observatory where you can learn about space, astronomy and the history of astronomy. On a small hill, I visit the planetarium on a free day, and there is a large astronomical telescope on the top floor.

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  • Mikael F
    Mikael F
    Vantaa, Finland

    A dive into the Universe

    Helsinki Observatory is located on the top of Tähtitorninmäki Hill. The building is designed by Carl Ludvig Engel. It was completed in 1834. Helsinki Observatory was ahead of its time and served as a ...

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  • Baggywrinkle75
    Norfolk, United Kingdom

    If you are an astronomer, visit!

    I went not knowing what to expect. The €8 fee is good value, I also paid for a tour, that too was well worth it. They have a great range of vintage instruments on show and in the observatory build...

    Reviewed on /Date(1558844178000+0800)/
  • Heli P
    Heli P

    History of Universe

    A straight line opens from the gates of the Observatory along Unioninkatu all the way to Kallio church visible in the distance. The creator of the Empire center of Helsinki C.L. Engel designed in 1834...

    Reviewed on /Date(1554574462000+0800)/
  • tripleplay97
    Oxford, United Kingdom

    A brief delight

    It's not a very big museum, but excellent if you like astronomical equipment (or want to teach a kid about space). This was possibly the first time I've found electronic displays in a museum interesti...

    Reviewed on /Date(1509851771000+0800)/
  • JanR_Helsinki
    Helsinki, Finland

    Space observation then and now - very interesting

    The quaint little Helsinki Observatory presents a lovely combination of stately historic instruments for observation of celestial events and an interesring look at newest methods and findings. The sma...

    Reviewed on /Date(1507937297000+0800)/

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