Hakasalmi Villa

Located on Mannerheimintie, this charming villa is a beautiful example of Empire style architecture. Here visitors can enjoy the temporary exhibitions. The procurator and privy councillor Carl Johan Walleen built the Hakasalmi Villa in 1843 as a combination of a city and countryside residence. A few years later, two wings and a park were added to the site.
The most recognised resident of the villa was Walleen’s stepdaughter, Aurora Karamzin, who was a former maid-in-waiting in St. Petersburg and known as a wealthy philanthropist. The City of Helsinki purchased the villa in 1896, and the building has already housed museum operations for over a century. At the moment the building houses changing historical exhibitions.
The elegant building is a rare sample of the Empire style villa architecture in Helsinki. There is a cosy café in one of the wing buildings in the yard.

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Museum info

Mannerheimintie 13b, 00100 Helsinki
+358 9 3107 8519
Opening hours
11.3.2015–26.2.2017 Tue–Sun 11–17 Thu 11–19
Entrance fee
Free entry
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