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Amos anderson

Amos Anderson Art Museum

The museum’s temporary exhibitions display a wide variety of contemporary and old art. The permanent exhibition consists mostly of older art works from the private collection of Amos Anderson and interiors from his home. Finnish and international art from the collection of architect Sigurd Frosterus.

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Aalto house

The Aalto House

Two buildings central to the architect’s life and career are open to the public in the Munkkiniemi district of Helsinki. Alvar and Aino Aalto designed the house at Riihitie 20 as their home and architectural office in 1935-36. Aalto’s architect’s office was located in this building until 1955.

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Studio Aalto

Studio Aalto

Alvar Aalto designed his studio at Tiilimäki between 1954 and 1955. The extension was completed in 1963. The studio is only a short walk from Aalto’s own house, where the office had previously been located. The free-form studio section for the building, and a drawing room using natural light, curve around a stepped, amphitheatre-style courtyard sheltered from the wind.

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Arabia

Design Museum Arabia and Gallery Arabia

The Museum is one of the Design Museum’s facilities. Its revamped basic exhibition presents products manufactured by the Arabia company during its 135-year history. Exhibits showcase Arabia’s popular tableware and ornament items – from the very first models to the established classic designs of later years. An extensive collection of objects produced by the factory’s art department (est. in 1932) is also on display.

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Ateneum

Ateneum Art Museum

Ateneum contains the most extensive art collections of Finland and is home to the most loved classic works of Finnish art. The collection consists of more than 20,000 works: paintings, sculptures, graphics and drawings from the 1750s all the way to the 1950s. In addition to the permanent exhibition, the museum displays changing Finnish and international exhibitions as well as hosts events, workshops and guided tours.

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Design museum

Design Museum

The Design Museum is Finland’s national design and industrial art museum. Its collections contain more than 75,000 objects dating from the 19th century to the present day. Each year, the museum hosts several temporary exhibitions on themes ranging from the history of design to presentations of recent phenomena and designers. The museum’s online exhibitions can be viewed at www.designmuseum.fi.

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Weegee

Exhibition Centre WeeGee

A cornucopia of museums, exhibitions and events – the biggest in Finland. Five museums: EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, KAMU – Espoo City Museum, Helinä Rautavaara Museum, The Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenkä and Finnish Museum of Horology. Also a museum shop and a café-restaurant. Things to see and do for people of all ages.

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Museum of photo

The Finnish Museum of Photography

A special museum devoted to the art and practice of photography in Finland. The exhibitions throw light on the Finnish photography, both past and present. Also temporary Finnish and foreign photo exhibitions.

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Gallen-Kallela

Gallen-Kallela Museum

This atelier castle was designed by the artist Akseli Gallen-Kallelan (1865-1931) for his personal use. Temporary exhibitions display the works of Gallen-Kallela and his artist friends as well as contemporary pieces of art whose themes relate to the art of Gallen-Kallela. The audio guide (Finnish, Swedish, English) tells about the various phases of the atelier home as well as the everyday life of the artist’s family.

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Tennis

Helsinki Art Museum Tennis Palace

The museum arranges changing Finnish and international art exhibitions from various periods. The museum also provides programmes and happenings related to the exhibitions.

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City museum

Helsinki City Museum

The exhibition Mad about Helsinki transports guests on a fun journey through the history of Helsinki, allowing them to see and experience the past of the city in a nutshell and to take a peek at the favourite locations of Helsinki residents. The City Museum is next to the Senate Square.

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Hotel and restaurant museum

The Hotel and Restaurant Museum

This special museum showcases Finnish food and drink culture. The multi-sensory At your service! exhibition takes visitors on a journey to the history of accommodation and dining, reveals the everyday efforts of industry workers and lets you place yourself in the role of a restaurant customer and enjoy music, song and dance.

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Kunsthalle taidehalli

Kunsthalle Helsinki

Kunsthalle Helsinki is an exhibition venue and a home of living art: a no-nonsense meeting place for art, artists and the general public. Founded by artists in 1928, Kunsthalle Helsinki has ever since been showcasing the changing trends in contemporary art. The 2014 programme includes exhibitions from artists such as Esko Männikkö and Heikki Marila. Check out the exhibition and event calendar at www.taidehalli.fi.

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Mannerheim

Mannerheim Museum

The home of Baron G. Mannerheim, Marshal of Finland, as it was in his life time. The museum shows his medals and decorations, uniforms and documents that relate events from his life and from contemporary Finnish history. Guided tours in the museum. Open also by appointment.

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Military museum

Military Museum

Basic information and interesting details about Finnish military history from centuries past to the present day are showcased in a barracks from the 1880s. The permanent exhibition From Hakkapeliittas to Peacekeepers displays weapons, uniforms, equipment, medals, flags and war-themed art from the museum’s collections.

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Kiasma

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

The museum breaks the boundaries of traditional art museums and follows the latest trends in visual art. The collections include contemporary art from the 1960s onwards. Kiasma is part of the Finnish National Gallery.

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Museum of Finnish Architecture

The Museum of Finnish Architecture is a museum with a human scale. We offer rich new perspectives, discussion openers and meaningful experiences of architecture. Temporary exhibitions focus on Finnish and international architecture. The permanent exhibition takes on a journey back across the decades of Finnish architecture. Bookshop.

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Museum of Technology

What is technology? What innovations can the Finns take credit for? Finland’s biggest technology-themed museum looks at the history of technology and industrialisation as well as innovation in Finland without forgetting present-day developments. Check out the exhibitions and test the museum’s mobile guide services and a mobile game in Finnish, Swedish, English or Russian and take in the historic milieu of Vanhakaupunki, the district where Helsinki was originally founded at.

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National Museum of Finland

The museum presents Finnish life from prehistoric times to the present. Unique exhibits tell about life over a period of 10,000 years. Major archaeological finds. Temporary exhibitions. The interactive Vintti Workshop for the whole family is open Tuesday-Sunday from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Embark a time-trip through the history of Finland!

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Seurasaari Open-Air Museum

The Museum provides an insight into Finnish housing in days gone by and Finnish folk tradition. The buildings and interiors transferred to the Museum from the Finnish provinces reflect the life from the 18th to the 20th century.Guided tours of the Museum area, lasting ca 1 hour, are organised June 15–August 15. Tour in English at 3pm.

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Sinebrychoff Art Museum

The museum houses Finland’s most significant collection of paintings by old foreign masters and an interior museum illustrating Finland’s connections to the centuries of tradition in European art and antiquities. Sinebrychoff Art Museum is part of the Finnish National Gallery.

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Sports Museum of Finland

This museum is located at the Olympic Stadium and focuses on the history of sports and physical exercise, showcasing the fascinating stories of Finnish sports from the 19th century up to the present day. The exhibition is enlivened by multimedia presentations, video compilations and a sports jukebox. The themes of the special exhibitions range from topical sporting events to special phenomena.

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Theatre Museum

The museum’s exhibits transport visitors into the theatre and backstage to see and experience what performance and theatre are all about. On display are costumes, model stage designs and props – get a feel for the theatre at close quarters. The themes of the temporary exhibitions complement the permanent exhibition. Visitors can take the lead role at the museum’s experimental exhibits and on a guest stage!

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Urho Kekkonen Museum Tamminiemi

The museum’s guided tours and changing exhibitions focus on the presidential terms of Tamminiemi residents Risto Ryti, Carl Gustaf Mannerheim and Urho Kekkonen, shedding light on the history of post-war Finland in an authentic environment.

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Villa Gyllenberg

The art museum in Kuusisaari is the former home of the banker Ane Gyllenberg. A gallery was rebuilt to the house and all was open for the public in 1980. In the home there are older Finnish art and paintings by old foreign masters. The gallery has been modernized in 2011 and introduces beautifully a large art collection by Helene Schjerfbeck. In the first floor Ane Gyllenberg´s study has been reconstructed.

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