National Museum illustrates Finnish history from prehistorical to present times, its unique exhibits tell the story of life for over 10,000 years.

The Story of Finland exhibition stars independent Finland, which grew into a country of democracy, equality and well-being over the course of a hundred years. The exhibition allows visitors to explore and return to significant events in recent history and phenomena and items for which Finland is also well-known around the world. Rather than offer ready answers, the Story of Finland leaves room for your own insights and interpretations.

Prehistory: the first humans arrived in the Nordic region 10,000 years ago. Learn and be amazed at how much we have in common with prehistoric people. Prehistoric items are fascinating and enchanting. Try on Iron Age rings, listen to spirit animals and awaken the virtual rock paintings.

Otherland: the third part of the permanent exhibition, will be opened in 2021. The exhibition will focus on the history of Finland from the Middle Ages up until the country’s first steps towards independence.

Highlights:

  • Story of Finland exhibition
  • Prehistory exhibition
  • Kalevala cupola fresko painted by Akseli Gallen-Kallela

How to get there:

Tram: 4, 10
Check the opening hours on the website.

See The:
Full List Of Attractions Included

January – April
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11.00 – 18.00
Wednesday 11.00 – 18.00
Thursday 11.00 – 18.00
Friday 11.00 – 18.00
Saturday 11.00 – 18.00
Sunday 11.00 – 18.00
May – August
Monday 11.00 - 18.00
Tuesday 11.00 - 18.00
Wednesday 11.00 - 18.00
Thursday 11.00 - 18.00
Friday 11.00 - 18.00
Saturday 11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 11.00 - 18.00
September – December
Monday Closed
Tuesday 11.00 – 18.00
Wednesday 11.00 – 18.00
Thursday 11.00 – 18.00
Friday 11.00 – 18.00
Saturday 11.00 – 18.00
Sunday 11.00 – 18.00

Closed:

January 1
April 2 and 5
May 1
June 25–26
December 24–25

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Mannerheimintie 34, Helsinki

Telephone:

+358 (0)29 533 6901