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Address: Aleksanterinkatu 3, Porvoo 06100, Finland
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The home of Finland's national poet, preserved as it was when he lived in it in the 19th century: period furnishings and a view of Finnish life and society at the time. Do not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 July 2016
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The home of Finland's national poet, preserved as it was when he lived in it in the 19th century: period furnishings and a view of Finnish life and society at the time. Do not miss the charming flower garden.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

This is a true gem that has both authenticity to its 1860 style home and a true garden from that time. The staff is very keen on informing you about the life and whereabouts of Runeberg. Remember to visit one of his sons sculptures nearby.

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Seinajoki, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

The town house and home of the Finnish national writer J.L.Runeberg. Everything has been left as it was after his death. A little museum shop with very nice items, also Fredrika's plants from the garden.

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2016

Even for locals this is a good place to go and meet the historical part of small but warn Porvoo town.

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Porvoo, Finland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015

Runerberg's home is the first home museum in Finland, it has exiting stories, wonderful paintings, their furniture and interesting things.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2015

It is a big, yellow wooden house, left as it was when Johan Ludvig Runeberg lived there with his wife Fredrika in the 19th century. He wrote the rhymed epic story from the Swedish-Russian war 1808-1809 and other historic masterpieces--as well as the National Anthem of Finland (in Swedish). Furniture and decorations remind us of an intellectual lfamily's ife in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2015

J.L. Runeberg's home museum is like a time travel to the 19th century. Although all the items are not original Runeberg household contents, the collection fits perfectly to the museum. I liked both the house and the nice yard and garden. As always, you get the best out of the museum with a guide, which we did not have this... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

We only visited outside in the garden and playground. Inside the yard you find a nice playground for younger kids and it's free. There is possibility to do traditional tasks like fish, be a market seller, pump water from well, collect eggs, nurse horse and piggs inside an old barn. Garden is also nice and small hosting traditional flowers and... More 

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Pirkkala, Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2015 via mobile

I visited Runeberg Home with my kids (10 & 7) who are big fans of Mauri Kunnas books. They were absolutely thrilled! As their parent, I would not have expected that Runeberg Home will be their favorite. "Look, the ladders from the book!" Runeberg's guns were great too, seeing old weapons and learning how old guns were loaded and operated.... More 

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Finland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2014

Was there years ago. It's a good tour, telling about an important person and time in Finland's history. Highly recommended for tourists to Finland/Porvoo.

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