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The National Museum of Finland (Finnish: Kansallismuseo, Swedish: Nationalmuseum) presents Finnish history from the Stone Age to the present day, through objects and cultural history. The Finnish National Romantic style building is located in central Helsinki and is a part of the National Board of Antiquities (Finnish: Museovirasto, Swedish: Museiverket), under the Ministry of Culture and Education.
|Monday||11:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Tuesday||11:00 AM – 6:00 PM|
|Wednesday||11:00 AM – 8:00 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|
Excellent museum to learn about Finnish history. I loved the displays. For researches. I recommend their archive for doing research on national folk costumes. The archivists were friendly and helpful.
Some very interesting exhibits, particularly the one on the waterlogged mass grave of women and children (basement). Some cool interactive elements, possibly more for children than adults. A fairly solid museum, but lacking exhibit cohesion and thematic arrangements. Kind of "a little of this, a little of that" throughout.
A spectacular and content-rich museum, well-worth the time and inexpensive entrance fee. In the basement is a profoundly Nordic take on the prehistory of the Finnish and Scandinavian region. It uses impressive technologies in innovative ways to illustrate Finland’s place in the larger context of global prehistory. The following floor exhibits medieval times in Finland, along with the rise of Christianity and the Russian/Swedish monarchies. The top floor takes an honest, yet optimistic look at modern history and Finland’s contributions to modern society.
Very good interactive exposition, a perfect combination of the new technologies along the different parts. This year there is an especial exhibition for the 100 years of Finland. Every friday from 16-18 entry it's free. In winter perfect excuse for going out without freezing!
The Finnish National museum is a nice place to visit especially on a rainy or cold day. The permanent collection takes you around the building and gives you a good understanding of the Finnish history and if you do it in a leisurely pace it will take you around an hour. There is also an exhibition about public and hidden Finnish facts and facets, there is also a small exhibition called the arctic spirit displaying Inuit art. Well worth a visit and it is only a 15 minute walk from the central station.
Excellent museum! They have done a good job with the displays and the history. I felt enlightened both by the Finnish history and the historic facts in general. I had just under two hours here, and that was a bit short. I highly recommend this museum.
Highly enjoyable and interactive experience. They found ways to tell stories that were new and wonderful. Like the ability to "wear" ancient rings and see them on the hand. Loved it!
Great accumulation of historical artifacts, I wish we had more time to dive into the details. Audio guide appears to be free and one needs to take it since not all exhibits have a description in English. But all in all a very great place! Totally worth the money spent.
Really nice and interesting museum. They use all kinds of exhibition techniques like normal cases, screens, interactive screens, quizzes, virtual reality etc without distracting you from the content and story they want to tell. Really impressive! I spend about 90-100 minutes herew time well spent
A really detailed description into the history of Finland with commentary provided in Finnish, Swedish and English. The museum is a close walk from the main station and there are other popular tourist attractions nearby.
I did not like the museum expositions, but this museum usually organize perfect temporary exhibitions! Last time I was in the exhibition of Renaissance paintings and it made me impression for a long time. Tickets are not cheap, but it is normal in Scandinavian countries. So before entering the museum, look around at the advertisement what kind of exhibitions they offer and evaluate to go or not to go.
Great museum! Spent a few hours here, well worth the cost of admission. Learned about some of Finland's history while on holiday! At the moment there is a separate Barbie doll exhibit in progress at the museum for an additional admission fee. We didn't feel the need to see this display but it did appear to be popular with others.
The Barbie exhibition was surprisingly good! There are so many dolls, some of them dressed by designers, others for movies and specisl occasions. They are really beautiful. They also offer a "buddy" Barbie for kids to take along and Barbies tonbuy in the gift shop. The exhibition is really popular, so expect a lot of people!