National Museum of Finland, Helsinki

3.9
#5 of 50 in Museums in Helsinki
Experience Finnish history from prehistoric times until the present day at National Museum of Finland. View the Romantic-style exterior of the museum before stepping inside to the Art Nouveau interior for viewing archaeological objects and cultural artifacts dating back to the Middle Ages. Look up at the entrance hall ceiling, adorned with frescoes about the Kalevala, the Finnish national saga. Learn about 10,000 years of history through the museum's permanent exhibits, including collections of coins, jewelry, metals, and weapons. See visual representations of Finnish folk culture up to the time of industrialization. Add National Museum of Finland and other attractions to your Helsinki trip itinerary using our Helsinki travel itinerary planner .
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including National Museum of Finland
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
National Museum of Finland Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
724 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Starting from thousands of years ago this museum takes you through Finnish history and explains so much that we didn't know about Finland, particularly latterly the Swedish and Russian influences. Ext...  more »
  • The museum provides an excellent overview of Finnish history from the Stone Age up to the present day. It’s well laid out with many interactive exhibits. There is a lot to see, we were there over 3 ho...  more »
Places to stay near National Museum of Finland

Plan your trip to Helsinki

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Helsinki

View all >
4.4
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4
Duration: 1​h
4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.2
Duration: 8​h

Hidden gems in Helsinki

4.1
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.2
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Side trips from Helsinki

4.7
Duration: 8​h
5
Duration: 4​h
5
Duration: 8​h

Museums in Helsinki

View all >
3.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min
4.8
Duration: 1​h 30​min

Kid friendly things to do in Helsinki

3.8
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5
Duration: 3​h
4.6
Duration: 2​h 30​min
4.5
Duration: 4​h

Nearby attractions in Helsinki

4.3
Duration: 1​h
4.4
Duration: 2​h 30​min
5
Duration: 2​h 30​min