WARTIME EVERYDAY LIFE IN A WORKING CLASS DISTRICT
This year, everyone interested in the stories Helsinki has to tell can participate in the walking tours organised in the surroundings of the Worker Housing Museum. The theme of the tours is the events of the Finnish Civil War of 1918.
The walking tours introduce the life on the northern side of the Pitkäsilta Bridge, marking the difference between the upper and middle class Helsinki city centre and eastern working class Helsinki for decades, through touching stories of the people who lived in the district during the Civil War. Wartime was restless on the streets and in the parks of Kallio where bottles travelled from hand to hand, knife blades shimmered in the moonlight and youngsters brawled despite the temporary prohibition. The turmoil could also be seen in the everyday life of working class families. It was difficult to have your children educated, as schools were turned into barracks and the youth were advised to avoid bourgeois sports associations. Tormented by this plight, cramped living conditions and unemployment, working-class women were not afraid to take action and eventually even take up arms… The guided walking tour going through locations where wartime events took place starts from the courtyard of the Worker Housing Museum (Kirstinkuja 4).
The admission to the walking tour is EUR 10, paid with card or cash before the start of the tour.
Walking tours are also organised on order for groups for the price of EUR 150. Book a walking tour here.
Sat 12.5.2018 at 2 pm. Sign up here.
Wed 16.5.2018 at 5 pm. Sign up here.
Sat 19.5.2018 at 2 pm. Sign up here.
Wed 23.5.2018 at 5 pm. Sign up here.
Wed 30.5.2018 at 5 pm. Sign up here.
Wed 6.6.2018 at 5 pm. Sign up here.
Wed 13.6.2018 at 5 pm. Sign up here.
Wed 20.6.2018 klo 17. Sign up here.