Burgher´s house museum is located in the Kruununhaka district and is the oldest wooden building in the central Helsinki. Exact year when the house was built is unknown but the Burgher´s house is known to exist already in 1818. The floor plan of the house is original, but the house and it´s surroundings and interior decoration have changed with time. Original interior has been been lost, but the interior decor of the Burgher´s house has been carefully selected from Helsinki city museums archives.
Current interior design reflects the 19th century petite bourgeoisie home decor, after Burghers house´s long term resident Alexander Wickholm who worked as a hose master for the city of Helsinki and was responsible for the firefighting fleet. The house belonged to Wickholm´s children and family until 1980 when the Burghers house became part of Helsinki city museum.
Burghers house is located in Kruununhaka disctrict and is open from Wednesday to Sunday from 12-17pm until 1st of September. Address of the museum is Kristianinkatu 12. The entrance to the museum is free of charge.
More info: http://ruiskumestarintalo.fi/en/