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Interesting couple of museums

Some very interesting exhibits about the (fascinating) local history of Porvoo, these museums are... read more

Reviewed 1 June 2018
James J
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
via mobile
Just the right size for culture

Really nice contemporary shows with well-written stories about the kovan history, starting from the... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Anna V
via mobile
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1 Jun 2018
“Interesting couple of museums”
2 Apr 2018
“Just the right size for culture”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Some very interesting exhibits about the (fascinating) local history of Porvoo, these museums are well worth a visit. Entry is €8 or €6 for pensioners. I hopefully offered my student card to try to get a discount and they let me in for €6 so...More

Thank James J
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Really nice contemporary shows with well-written stories about the kovan history, starting from the ice age until 1900s. Able to see both the local history, and how people lived and survived. Recommend!

Thank Anna V
Reviewed 2 March 2018

Holm house is located next to the town hall of Porvoo in the old town. You can access two museums, town hall and Holm house, with one ticket. The museum hosts an exhibition of the life of a wealthy merchant family. There is also couple...More

Thank antilsa
Reviewed 19 November 2017

In the charming setting of the delightful cobbled square these two buildings are the ideal home for the museum of Porvoo. Dating from the mid 18th century the houses are fine exhibits in their own right. The items on display are interesting and varied. They...More

Thank permia
Reviewed 24 July 2017

Porvoo museum gives you understanding starting from ice age. Holm house tells about life of the 19th century elite. If you like museum go here.

Thank Otto A
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Two absolute gems within 20 yards of each other we were very taken with the pleasant staff in both buildings with rooms set out as in days gone by and some very interesting antiques Children will love the lion wielding a sword on the ground...More

Thank craigluscar
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I quite enjoyed Holm House with the beautiful Rococo-period furnishings. The Old Town Museum, maybe not quite so interesting. But as you can get into both museums for a single fee (8 € at time of writing), and they're within 30 seconds of each other,...More

2  Thank John_in_Cambridge
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Small but nice. Not a lot of English. Pay for one get to see both. Not spectacular but worth a walk through.

Thank I_Roam_AB
Reviewed 4 May 2016

We only had a few hours in Porvoo and so were very grateful that the staff at this very informative museum and at HolmmHouse were so helpful.

1  Thank cgbradbeer
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Small city with a small museum. I quite like the autheticity of the museum and it has some interesting pieces. The part of first Russian Tsar visit to Finland was the best. Others, like all the old costumes, not so much - obviously a matter...More

1  Thank Marc_Eastbourne
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