Villa Hakasalmi is located in the heart of Helsinki right next to Finlandia hall and concert venue Musiikkitalo. Villa Hakasalmi or Auroras villa was built 1846 and it was the home of Aurora Karamzin, a well known philanthropist in the 19th century Finland – best known as the founder of Helsinki Deaconess institute. Aurora Karamzin lived in the villa until her death in 1912. Since then the building has been part of Helsinki City Museum.
Current exhibition in Villa Hakasalmi is Carefree Capital – Scenes from 1920s Helsinki takes visitors to 1920s atmosphere in Helsinki: Prohibition, Jazz, Dancing, Gramophones and Art deco. Carefree capital exhibition is open until 1.9.2019. Villa Hakasalmi hosts also various events related to the exhibition:
- On Sundays at 2pm concerts with variable themes are held.
- On Saturday 1st of June short lectures about prohibition are held as prohibition started exactly 100 years ago 1st of June 1919.
- On Helsinki day Wednesday 12th of June free admission to the museum 11-17 and instructed 1920´s themed gym classes will be at the nearby park.
Villa Hakasalmi is open on Tuesdays 11-19pm and from Wednesday to Sunday 11-17pm. Entrance fee is 12e, visitors under 18 years of age for free. Address of the museum is Mannerheimintie 13b.
Details and more info: http://hakasalmivilla.fi/