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History Helsinki tells the story of Helsinki


Explore historical places by location

You can find historical places and events in Helsinki with our interactive map

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Dive into the history of Helsinki!


A lot of high-quality research has been conducted on the history of Helsinki, and information is also readily available online. However, this material is scattered to a great number of sources and hence difficult to perceive as a whole. This website compiles the history of the capital to one location in an interesting and easy-to-understand manner. Read more about the History Helsinki project.


Diver at the water utility.

Diver at the construction site of the water utility in Vanhakaupunki in the 1890s. Helsinki City Museum.