The National Museum of Finland, Helsinki

4.2
#4 of 51 in Museums in Helsinki
Experience Finnish history from prehistoric times until the present day at The 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 The National Museum of Finland and other attractions to your Helsinki trip itinerary using our Helsinki travel itinerary planner .
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  • I wish I had been taught more about Sweden's Finland in school. Here you can see the common heritage of our countries and we are able to learn a lot from the Finns how to present history... Some days of the week are free and then there are more people, you also have free admission if you buy the Helsinki card which I clearly recommend. We went here two days to really catch everything in peace and quiet.
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  • This museum is very well put together (it's apparently been nominated for awards). The museology (and English translations) are better in the prehistoric section. Staff will recommend you start in the...  more »
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  • Great museum of the history of the region even before it was Finland. They have lots of ancient artifacts and tell a great story of the people of Finland from the Stone Age through to present day. Highly recommend it.
  • Nice museum in a very beautiful building. Follows the history of Finland from the middle ages to the more modern times. Just be careful to take the tour in the right direction (starting from the entrance opposite the front desk). Otherwise, like us, you risk getting confused about the timeline continuity of the different plaques...
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