Saturday, August 2, 2014

Moomins: Moomin Shop - Helsinki, Finland

Moomin Shop
Forum Shopping Center
Helsinki, Finland

GPS: N60° 10.155;  E024° 56.336

Short Description: 

The Moomin Shop is located in Forum Shopping Centre at 20 Mannerheimintie in Helsinki.

Long Description:

The Moomin Shop can be found in the Forum Shopping Center in Helsinki. It is located on the second floor just to the right as you get off the escalator. They carry a complete array of Moomin products including stuffed characters, books both in English and Finnish, clothing, cards, toys, shopping bags, etc. If it's Moomin related you will probably find it in this store.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri 10am-8pm
Sat 10am-5pm

Moomin Books
The Moomins are cartoon characters in a series of nine books and a comic strip released between 1945 and 1993 by illustrator and writer Tove Jansson. These white, routund characters resemble hippopotamuses. They live in Moominvalley and enjoy carefree adventures with their various friends.

From left to right:
Sniff, Snufkin,
Moominpappa, Moominmamma, Moomintroll,
the Mymble's Daughter, Groke,
Snorkmaiden and Hattifatteners

Sniff (left)
Little My - Moomintroll - Moominpappa
Snorkmaiden - Moominmamma - Snufkin 

The Moomins have a worldwide following beyond their native Finland. They have been the basis for  television series and films. A theme park called Moomin World is located in Naantali,Finland.

Moomin characters are for sale in most all souvenir shops in Finland.

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