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  • Address: Mannerheimintie 34
  • Hours: Tue-Sun 11am - 6pm. Closed Mondays.
  • Admission: Adults: € 8 (6 euros), Children (under 18yrs): Free

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National Museum of Finland (Suomen Kansallismuseo)

The impressive National Museum of Finland (or Suomen Kansallismuseo) looks a bit like a Gothic church with its stonework and tower. Built in 1916 and extensively renovated in 2000, the museum's rooms cover different periods of Finnish history. The Treasure Trove has coins, silver, weaponry, medals and jewelery. The Prehistory of Finland is a large, permanent exhibition of prehistory and archaeological finds. A Land and its People shows life in Finland before industrialization. The Realm covers the history of Finland in the 13th - 17th centuries when it was under Swedish rule and an independent duchy of the Russian empire. The permanent exhibition, "Suomi Finland 1900", explores 20th-century Finland and was opened in April 2012. There are also changing displays of church relics, ethnography and cultural exhibitions.

The superb frescoes on the ceiling arches (by Akseli Gallen-Kallela) depict scenes from the epic Kalevala, including one of the hero Väinämöinen plunging a stake into the giant pike. You can visit the cafeteria at the end of your day to rest and absorb what you've learned about the history of Finland.

Practical Info

The museum is only a 10-minute walk from the central railway station, and the bus terminal at Kamppi. Or catch tram 7A/7B, 4T or 10. Free entry on Fridays 4pm - 6pm.

Tours & Tickets

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Helsinki Red Bus 24h Hop-On Hop-Off Ticket

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Reviews

The tour shows the best sights and highlights of Helsinki. Passengers can hop-on and off as much as they please on several stops around the city.

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $30.72

Helsinki Card

4.5 star rating: Recommended 71 Reviews

Discover Helsinki independently with the Helsinki Card. The card is a handy, economical way to make the most of your visit in Helsinki. It is a transport ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $50.07

Helsinki City Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See Helsinki, the lively Finnish capital, at your leisure on a City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. As you travel around the city by open-top double-decker ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $30.72

Helsinki Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 38 Reviews

There is no better way to see Helsinki than on a double-decker, hop-on hop-off bus! See top Helsinki attractions on this comprehensive sightseeing tour, such ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: Varies

From USD $30.72

Helsinki City Walk with Fascinating Tunes from Finland

See the main sights of Helsinki and have fun with music from Finland. This walking tour adds fascinating tunes from Finland to the stories and landmarks of ...  Read more

Location: Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $68.28

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