The National Museum of Finland

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The National Museum of Finland

The National Museum of Finland
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11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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National Museum illustrates Finnish history from medieval times to the 19th century. The museum's unique exhibits tells of the life from a period of over 1000 years. Temporary exhibitions on current themes and an interactive exhibition Vintti, where you can experience history by doing yourself.
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Richard K
Amsterdam, The Netherlands1,617 contributions
Amazing
Oct 2021 • Friends
Absolutely first class. One of the best museums I have been to. Well organized, super interactive and amazingly well designed.
Written 19 October 2021
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Rhodes Town, Greece293 contributions
Finland in history
Jul 2021 • Solo
In this place, visitors can learn a lot about the history and culture of Finland. Nice exhibitions with nice activities.
Written 28 July 2021
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Adventure
Helsinki, Finland82 contributions
Moomin exhibition for children
Oct 2020 • Family
I decided to visit the National Museum of Finland especially to that my Grandson could see the Moomin exhibition. As he slept as soon as we arrived, I decided to have a look around the rest of the museum until he woke up. Firstly it is reasonably easy to move around the museum, if you have a pushchair. There is a lift which can take you to each floor. Although the lift is quite small and rather old, it does work. I think a lot of the exhibit rooms are under renovation at the moment, i have been before and remember a lot more. But it is neatly set out with lots of information in English. There were a lot of helpful museum staff to give advice and help. As of course we are in Corona time, there was a lot of places to disinfect your hands etc. The Moomin exhibition itself was quite nice, with large cardboard cutouts of the characters. There were about 4 rooms set out from the Moomin stories, a forest, Moomin House surroundings, a sea scene and a winter land. Lots of children as you can imagine, so rather a lot of noise. It was not only set for children, as a museum, it told the story of Tove Jansson, the writer of the Moomins as this is the Moomin's 75 anniversary as well as about some of her other works and history. But for the children, I felt it could have been better. More interaction, for example soft Moomin figures which could be touched and perhaps the moomin house could have been set up to allow children inside etc. But anyway my Grandson loved it none the less. The exhibition is open until the end of February 2021.
Written 15 October 2020
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Art T
Riga, Latvia211 contributions
Too poor of history
Aug 2020 • Family
Very nice, authentic building, but...
1) tickets is expensive for Finland history.
2) exposition no logically. Just info about stone periods and after Russian imperial, but what happens between it - nobody know after visiting of this exhibition.

A lot of interesting technologies. Good exhibition of Muumy 75 years
Written 25 August 2020
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Ludwig H
Augsburg, Germany26 contributions
Ok museum on Finnish history
Aug 2020 • Couples
Went for an afternoon to explore finnish history. The only sections we could access were the ones on bronzeage/ironage as well as on post-independence Finland. Apparently renovations were ongoing and areas closed, however we were really disappointed to miss such a large part of the history of the country! Would've loved to read more about the wars, however the available information left lot to be desired. As a conclusion, it might not be worth the money. If you really want to see the collection, we recommend to wait until the entire museum is actually open!
Written 12 August 2020
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Mikael F
Vantaa, Finland20,738 contributions
An oasis of culture and history in the middle of Helsinki
Jul 2020
This summer, the museum is hosting Helsinki Photo Festival in their summer courtyard. The festival's winning works can be seen in the wall surrounding the courtyard park on Museokatu and Töölönkatu. They can be seen without the entry fee.

Inside the museum building, we saw a new exhibition called Ingrians – the Forgotten Finns. Both exhibitions were interesting. Also, the stunning museum building from 1910 is always worth a visit. It was designed by famous Finnish architects Gesellius, Lindgren, and Saarinen.
Written 26 July 2020
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CAPerth
Perth216 contributions
Could easily spend half a day here
Jun 2019
The museum contains a number of exhibits but due to time constraints we only visited the Realm Exhibition of religious art, which was well laid out and extensive. Could certainly have spent more time there looking at the other exhibits. Ceiling frescoes in the entry are also stunning.
Written 27 May 2020
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Lorena C
36 contributions
Nice
Feb 2020 • Couples
This museum is good. When I travel, to visit a museum is almost an compromise for me because o like to know and understand the history behind the places.
This museum is not the best one, but if you have time, is a good choice.
Written 25 February 2020
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ixou
Eastbourne, UK94 contributions
excellent for those who are into archeology
Jan 2020
Very interesting basement exhibition with interactive explanation throughout about Stone, Iron and Bronze age in that region.
The upper floor is devoted to more recent history .
Written 22 January 2020
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Ann
Helsinki, Finland27 contributions
The world that wasn't there- a magnificent exhibition
Jan 2020 • Friends
The exhibition truly captured the ancient world of the Olmecs, maya, incas and Aztec civilisations. There were artifacts on display from the pre columbian era and the exhibition was truly diverse. There were even items from the Moche culture,made from gold that had been put on display. Truly worth a visit.
Also if you have time, visit the "Story of Finland" exhibition upstairs.
Written 19 January 2020
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