Explore the most exciting museum in Finland

Sport is the most inclusive phenomenon in Finnish society. The fully renewed Permanent Exhibition of the Sports Museum of Finland tells the stories of sports that helped to build our nation.

The new exhibition is enlivened by versatile and unique audiovisual contents that guide the visitor from story to another and emotion to another: from the Helsinki Olympic Games to the world of e-sports, from excitement through disappointment to joy for victory. The exhibition brings to you the heroes of Finnish success sports, such as track and field athletics, Formula One racing and ice hockey, as well as Finnish people who climb mountains, jump from aeroplanes or negotiate rapids and rails.


  • Sit in Finland’s first chairlift, play a motorsports game and hone your balancing skills on a BMX bike. 
  • Delve into the atmosphere of the 1952 Helsinki Olympic Games, 
  • Study documents of Finnish sports organisations, clubs and societies as well as collections donated by private individuals.
  • Browse full volumes of Finnish sports magazines from the 19th century to the present day.
  • Discover Paavo Nurmi’s miniature statue, used in a famous practical joke in a sunken ship in 1961.
  • View photographs of the Sports Museum of Finland, which revisit the greatest moments of Finnish sports and the iconic heroes that made history.
  • Participate in a range of activity sports including mountaineering, polar hiking, parachuting and adventure running.

Did you know

On display is a silver torch of the Helsinki Olympic Games of 1952. Designed by Aukusti Tuhka, the Helsinki torches are the rarest of all Olympic torches: only 22 copies were ever made.

Things to see

Take a seat in Finland’s oldest chairlift, peek into the closets of a locker room and experience the highlights of the Helsinki Olympic Games while sitting on the benches of the Stadium!

Getting there

Bus: stops at Auroran sairaala, Töölön kisahalli
Tram: 1, 2, 4, 10
Metro: Sörnäinen, Hakaniemi
Community train: Pasila

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Full List Of Attractions Included

Monday 10.00–18.00
Tuesday 10.00–18.00
Wednesday 10.00–18.00
Thursday 10.00–18.00
Friday 10.00–18.00
Saturday 11:00-17:00
Sunday 11:00-17:00

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Sport Museum of Finland Olympic Stadium, Paavo Nurmen tie 1 00250 Helsinki


+358 9 434 2250