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In Alppila, at the foot of Linnanmäki Amusement Park, is the Worker Housing Museum featuring small stove rooms depicting the history of everyday life of the working-class Helsinki. The masonry stoves, washing commodes and retractable beds showcase the lives of worker families in the 20th century.
The museum operates in one of the oldest wooden houses built by the City of Helsinki for the workers. Nine stove rooms have been decorated to represent homes in various eras. The gramophones, steel spring beds and electric lights describe the evolution of the lives of worker families.
Traditional ornamental plants bloom in the summer in the cosy yard. The Worker Housing Museum showcases the city’s lost wooden houses, the everyday Finnish life of the past through their interiors.

Address Kirstinkuja 4, 00510 Helsinki

E-mail kaupunginmuseo(at)

Phone +358 9 3107 1548, +358 9 3103 6630

Opening hours
Wed–Sun 11–17

Entrance fee
Free entry

Guidance by appointment, 50 €