All-time visitor record at the Helsinki City Museum
The family of museums belonging to the Helsinki City Museum saw a total of 401,181 guests in 2016, which is more than twice the previous record. The Helsinki City Museum, which opened at Senate Square in May, attracted the most visitors with 315,334.
In 2016, the museums in the Helsinki City Museum family—the Helsinki City Museum, Hakasalmi Villa, the Worker Housing Museum and the Tram Museum—reached their all-time visitor record. The Helsinki City Museum, which opened at Senate Square in May, attracted the most visitors. It achieved its visitor target for the first year in four months, and by the end of the year had attracted as many as 315,334 visitors. Currently open at the City Museum are the Helsinki Bites exhibition, Children’s Town, the virtual Time Machine and the sensory experiences at Smell, which has been extended until 9 April 2017.
Music! at Hakasalmi Villa Over the past year, the Music! Echoes from the past of a city exhibition saw a total of 44,889 visitors. The exhibition presents musical memories from a travel gramophone to a Walkman and from a Musiikki-Fazer bag to a Hurriganes t-shirt. At the exhibition, you can test your taste in music, feel the nerves of taking a common school singing test and learn a minuet or disco dance. The exhibition is open until 26 February.
The number of visitors to the Worker Housing Museum next to the Linnanmäki amusement park was 5,071. The museum is open from spring through autumn. The Tram Museum at Korjaamo Culture Factory in Töölö attracted a total of 35,887 guests.
The total number of visitors to all museums in the Helsinki City Museum family in 2016 was 401,181. From 2008 to 2015, the number of visitors has fluctuated between 130,000 and just over 200,000. This means that in 2016, we were able to nearly double the number of visitors from the previous record year, 2010. Entrance to all museums in the Helsinki City Museum family is always free of charge.