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National Museum of Finland

Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 40 1286469
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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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  • Very good43%
  • Average17%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki 00100, Finland
+358 40 1286469
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Reviewed 14 June 2015 via mobile

I regret for not having read the website before going. I was expecting this museum will have displays and exhibits about the modern history of Finland as well but it only came with the 16/17 era with the swede and Russia were in power and...More

Thank Jacqueline A
Reviewed 12 June 2015

Really nice museum. Very interesting and well organized. Just a little messy. Staff a bit nosy and not very good at hiding their homophobia.

2  Thank TomIsaac
Reviewed 10 June 2015

The stone bear at the entrance was pretty cool. The children's section where children could try out different experiments and building with wood was something my 8 year old son wanted to stay at for ages.

2  Thank Catherine K
Reviewed 4 June 2015

It's all there from the tiny bits to the very big samples of Finnish history. A must see if only for the frescoes painted by Akseli Gallen-Kallela in the main hall of the museum. For children there is a special place in the attic, I...More

1  Thank Sileyv
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

Went on a Sunday. The exhibit has English as well as Finnish explanations. The collection of prehistoric items was extensive. You could take all day if you read all the explanations. This is a must for anyone wanting to understand which Finland is the way...More

1  Thank Mastachiw
Reviewed 25 May 2015

A lot of great exhibitions. I particularily loved the world of religions exhibitions. It was very enlightening about a lot of different religions around the world. I was just sad that a lot of books about the exhibitions wasn't in english. I would have bought...More

1  Thank WonderRouquine
Reviewed 10 May 2015

While it appears to be an old church, the building was actually purpose built in early 1900's as a national museum. Staff were helpful in suggestions for how to plan our visit and free guide map provided was very useful. Easy to follow route in...More

2  Thank Emanpee
Reviewed 2 May 2015

Many interesting exhibits, personally I liked most the banknotes and medals awarded to Finns by other countries. There's also a chance to make your own puzzle and try out a simulator of a machine for cutting trees (I don't know what it's called properly), which...More

1  Thank JonDoe04134
Reviewed 15 April 2015

If you are in a mood of reading then you should visit the National Museum. I personally like the building, it looks like a church on the outside. On Fridays after 16 the entrance is free. It has a lot of information regarding Finland from...More

3  Thank SokaNoren
Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

Whenever we travel anywhere I like to drag my husband and three sons (11, 10 and 6) to a museum that will teach us something about the place we are visiting. Often these museum visits turn out to be among the highlights of our stay....More

1  Thank Mazcol69
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